William King

(1624—1680) musician

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(b Winchester, 1624; d Oxford, 17 Nov. 1680). English composer. He was the son of George King, the organist at Winchester Cathedral, and was admitted to Magdalen College, Oxford, in October 1648. He graduated less than a year later, and spent the rest of his life at Oxford, from 1664 as organist of New College. He composed services, anthems, and a volume of Poems of Mr. Cowley and Others, Composed into Songs and Ayres (Oxford, 1668) for solo voice and continuo.

From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.

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