English Baroque composer John Blow (1649-1708) was teacher to Henry Purcell, who was ten years his junior, yet who died before Blow. This event led him to compose the Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell. He wrote one small opera, Venus and Adonis. His primary genre was church music, where he wrote twelve services, around 100 anthems, including "God Spake Sometime in Visions," and many instrumental pieces. He also wrote secular instrumental and vocal works.
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Blow, John (1649 - 1708)
Brief biography and caricature with summaries of dramatic works and of sacred and secular vocal music.
Blow, John (1649 - 1708), United Kingdom
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and link to biographical essay from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Classical Archives: John Blow
Biography and audio files offered in MP3 and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
Grave of John Blow
Find a Grave extended biography and photographs of his tomb in the North Choir of Westminster Abbey. Includes link to listing of others encrypted in the church.
Song title list from recmusic.org with English texts and translations from those in Latin.
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