(bc.1703; d London, June 1758). English composer and organist. Probably a chorister at St George's Chapel, Windsor, he studied with Greene and with Pepusch, who bequeathed him part of his valuable library. He became a church organist in London, and was appointed organist to the Chapel Royal in 1737. He wrote much sacred music, including a collection entitled The Whole Book of Psalms for one to five voices and harpsichord (c.1746–50), a Service in F, a Te Deum, and several anthems published in Arnold's Cathedral Music (1790). He also composed 12 organ voluntaries, and his 18 Canzonets were popular.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.