John Blow

(1649 - 1708)

English composer and organist. One of the first choirboys of Chapel Royal after Restoration in 1660. Organist, Westminster Abbey, 1668-1679, until his pupil Purcell succeeded him, 1695-1798. Also Master of Choristers, St. Paul's Cathedral, 1687-1703. Wrote over 100 anthems, 13 services, many secular songs, and the masque Venus and Adonis (c. 1682). Bliss composed Meditations on a Theme by John Blow. Read more on Wikipedia.