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Blow, John

Blow, John (b Newark, Notts., 1649; d Westminster, 1708). Eng. composer and organist. One of first choirboys of Chapel Royal after Restoration in 1660. Organist, Westminster Abbey, 1668–79, when his pupil Purcell succeeded him, and 1695–1708. Also Master of Choristers, St Paul's Cath., 1687–1703. Wrote over 100 anthems, 13 services, many secular songs, and the masque Venus and Adonis (c.1682). Bliss comp. Meditations on a Theme by John Blow.

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Blow, John

John Blow, 1649–1708, English composer. He was organist and choirmaster at Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal and the teacher of Henry Purcell. He wrote more than 100 anthems and 10 sacred services, mostly unpublished, and a masque, Venus and Adonis.

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