Tudway, Thomas

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Tudway, Thomas

Tudway, Thomas, English organist, music transcriber, and composer; b. c. 1650; d. Cambridge, Nov. 23, 1726. He was a chorister at the Chapel Royal. He served as organist at King’s Coll., Cambridge (1670-1706; 1707-26), where he also was master of the choristers (1670-80) and still later Univ. organist and organist at Pembroke Coll. In 1681 he took the Mus. B. degree at Cambridge; in 1705 the Univ. resuscitated the title of prof, of music for him and granted him the Mus.D. degree. He composed services, motets, and anthems. His Collection of Services and Anthems used in the Church of England from the Reformation to the Restoration of King Charles II,in 6 MS vols., is in the British Museum.

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