Thomas Tudway

(c. 1655—1726) organist and composer

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(bc.1650; d Cambridge, 1726).

Eng. composer and organist. Chorister, Chapel Royal, under Blow, 1660. Org., King's Coll., Cambridge, 1670–1726. Prof. of mus., Cambridge Univ., from 1705 (he was suspended from his university posts from July 1706 to Mar. 1707 for making uncomplimentary puns about Queen Anne). Wrote church mus. and compiled (1714–20) 6 MS vols. of Eng. church mus. from Reformation to Restoration.

Subjects: Music.

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