(b London, c. 1668; d Hampton Wick, 1735). Eng. composer. Prolific writer of th. mus., incl. Congreve's The Way of the World and masque The Judgement of Paris. Collab. with Purcell on Don Quixote (1694–5). Comp. opera Semele (c. 1706) to same lib. as Handel. Master of King's Band 1700. Pubd. 100 songs in 1710.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.