(b Gloucester, bapt. 14 Dec. 1730; d Coventry, 14 Feb. 1790). English composer. He was apprenticed in 1742 to the organist of Gloucester Cathedral and acted for a time as sub-organist. From 1749 until his death he lived in Coventry, where he was organist at the churches of St Michael and All Angels and Holy Trinity. He conducted the first Birmingham Festival in 1768 and introduced Handel's oratorios to the Midlands. His own works include anthems and six concertos, four of them concerti grossi for strings and continuo and one each for trumpet and bassoon.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.