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Blow, John

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Born: 1648 AD
Died: 1708 AD, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Composers, Organist

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1649 - John Blow was born at North Collingham in Nottinghamshire.

 

1669 - Blow became organist of Westminster Abbey.

 

1673 - He was made a gentleman of the Chapel Royal.

 

       - In September, he married Elizabeth Braddock.

 

1678 - He was a doctor of music.

 

1680 - He had retired or been dismissed to make way for Purcell.

 

1680-1687 - Wrote his stage composition, the Masque for the entertainment of the King, Venus and Adonis.

 

1682 - Blow wrote Great sir, the joy of all our hearts, an ode for New Year's Day.

 

1685 - Named as one of the private musicians of James II.

 

1687 - Became master of the choir of St Paul's Cathedral.

 

1695 - Elected organist of St Margaret's, Westminste.

 

1699 - Appointed to the newly created post of Composer to the Chapel Royal.

 

1708 - He died on 1st of October at his house in Broad Sanctuary, and was buried in the north aisle of Westminster Abbey.

 

 

 


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