Blow, John

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Baptised on 23 February 1649.

Epithet: composer and organist

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creatorOf Anthems; January 1695/6. Copies. Score, in ink, in the same hand throughout. pp. 9-261 (230-248 misnumbered as 130-148 and 149-161 misnumbered as 349-361; 2 unnumbered pages between 90 and 91; pp. 353-4 (i.e.253-4) repeated). Folio. Signed ‘Tho: Will... British Library
creatorOf Eubank, Joan. Cantata Singers with NCSA Orchestra [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn COLLECTION of dance tunes, etc., mainly by English composers of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, apparently written or arranged for the harpsichord. Said (f. ii) to be in the hand of John Barrett [Music Master at Christ's Hospital; d. ... British Library
referencedIn ODES for S. Cecilia's Day and the King's birthday, followed at f. 45 by certain canticles, in full score, by Dr. John Blow. The first ode appears again in Add. 31,452, f. 47. The services have the names of the original singers added. Autograph ; exce..., approximately 1700 British Library
creatorOf TREBLE PART-BOOK containing twenty-one services by twelve English composers, and, reversing the volume, fifty-four anthems by twenty-three of the same (words only of that on ff. 136b-136 rev.,); 16th-18th cent. Copies, early 18th cent. Indexes of ser..., 16th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn 1. " O SING unto y. Lord," in score, by J. Blow. Autograph 2. Mass in five parts, in score, with violin accompaniment and basso continuo. Imperfect. f. 6. Paper; ff. 36. xviith and xviiith centt. Folio.John Blow, composer and organist: Musical compos..., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn A VOLUME, chiefly of English songs, by Pelham Humphrey, Matthew Locke, William Gregory, Henry Lawes, John Blow, Nich. Laniere, and Capt. Henry Cooke, circa 1670. Folio. Presented by Vincent Novello, Esq [14,399.], approximately 1670 British Library
referencedIn ANTHEMS (full and verse), in score, many of them with organ accompaniment. One by Dr. Croft (f. 8) is dated 1720. The names of the composers are given in the Index. Paper; ff. 94. XVIII. cent. Belonged to Thomas W. Taphouse, of Oxford (sale-cat. 3 Ju..., 18th century British Library
referencedIn ORGAN-PART of a collection of Anthems and Services by John Amner, Adrian Batten, John Blow, William Byrd, Alfonso Ferrabosco (junr.?), Orlando Gibbons, Pelham Humfrey, William King, G[eorge?] L[oosemore?], H[enry ?] L[oosemore?], Henry Purcell, Thoma..., 17th century-18th century British Library
creatorOf Blow, John, d. 1708. A collection of 17th and early 18th century anthems [manuscript], ca. 1715. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSIC COLLECTION. Purcell (Henry). Canons, anthems and instrumental music; late 17th century. A collection of works by Purcell and other composers, all in score. The volume has the bookplate of James Kent, and the index (incomplete) is in his h..., 1660-1699 British Library
referencedIn BIRTHDAY Odes, New Year's Songs, Welcome Songs, Odes to St. Cecilia, etc., by Henry Purcell and Dr. John Blow, 1681-7. Included are: New Year's Songs, trios, etc., by Dr. William Turner, ff. 5 b, 8 b, 17 b, 21 b, 89 b;-New Year's and Birthday Songs, ... British Library
referencedIn ANTHEMS, in score, by Dr. Blow, Pelham Humfrey, Charles Quarles, and Thomas Tudway. Paper; ff. 39. Circ. 1700. Quarto.Thomas Tudway, MusD; composer: Services and anthems: 18th cent.Charles Quarles: Anthems: circ. 1700.Music: Anthems, etc.: 18th cent...., approximately 1700 British Library
creatorOf Fitzwilliam Museum. [A collection of organ music by various composers. University of Washington Libraries
referencedIn ANTHEMS and songs collected, and many of them composed, by Henry Bowman. The names of the other composers are Johann Felice Sances, P. Nadal Monferrato, Richard Deering, Giovanni Giacoppo Carissimi, Maria Marini, -Cassati, John Blow, Henry Purcell G... British Library
referencedIn SERVICES and anthems, principally in organ-score, by M. Wise, Pelham Humfrey, Dr. H. Aldrich, Dr. Blow, Dr. Turner T. Tudway, H. Purcell, W. Norris, James Hawkins, and Philip Hart. Two volumes. Prefixed to vol. i. is Purcell's "Te Deum " and "Jubilat..., approximately 1700 British Library
creatorOf Royal College of Music (Great Britain). Library. [Cantatas, odes, and anthems [microform]. California Digital Library
referencedIn SUITES for the harpsichord by H. Purcell, George Holmes, Dr. W. Croft, M. Locke, Dr. Blow, Jeremiah Clark, and Philip Hart. Prefixed are Locke's rules " For Playing on a Continued Bass." Paper; ff. 63. Early xviiith cent. Oblong Octavo.Henry Purcell,... British Library
referencedIn (ff. 173). Vol. iii. MORNING and Evening services, canons, etc., by Henry Purcell, Matthew Locke, Dr. John Blow, Dr. William Child, Orlando Gibbons, Dr. Maurice Green, Daniel Henstridge, Thomas Morley, Anthony Walkley, Rev. Valentine Nalson, Thomas T..., 17th century-18th century British Library
creatorOf Fitzwilliam Museum. Harpsichord lessons [microform]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf KEYBOARD AND LYRA VIOL MUSIC, ETC.: volume containing pieces for keyboard and, in tablature, for lyra viol, together with a number of songs, some added at a slightly later date; mid-late 17th century. Copies. Mostly anonymous but the following compos..., 1630-1699 British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL PIECES and arrangements for violin or flute, by John Channing; 1694-1697. Included are a few songs with words and numerous fragments of incidental music by Henry Purcell and others, whose names are given in the index. Most of the latter, how..., 1694-1697 British Library
referencedIn Carmel Bach Festival Tape Collection, 1962-1982 Archive of Recorded Sound
referencedIn MEYERSTEIN BEQUEST. Vol. III (ff.Xii+ 115). Anthems, etc., in score, with instrumental symphonies and accompaniments or with a bass, by Dr John Blow (ff. 1-4b, 7-37b, 97b-99), Pelham Humfrey (ff. 4b-6b). Henry Purcell (ff. 38-72b), William Turner (ff... British Library
creatorOf BASS PART-BOOK, containing anthems by Pelham Humfrey, John Blow, William Turner, Henry Purcell, Matthew Locke, and Thomas Tudway, from a set of Chapel Royal part-books; bef. 10 Dec. 1677 (date of Blow's doctorate). Imperfect, by the loss of five leav... British Library
creatorOf Blow, John, d. 1708. A song for Newyear's Day 1683[?]. Northwestern University
referencedIn ANTHEMS, duets, songs, etc., mostly with accompaniments, in score, by Giacomo Carissimi, G. F. Sances, G. Casati, P. Reggio, Aldrich, Purcell, Blow, Courteville, Robert Ramsey, Pelham Humfrey, Lock, Gibbons, and Capt. Henry Cooke. Folios 2-44 are in ... British Library
referencedIn SERVICES and anthems, in short score, by T. Tallis, W. Byrd, Adrian Batten, Orlando Gibbons, William Tucker, Michael Wise, William Child, Benjamin Rogers, William King, Henry Aldrich, John Blow, and Henry Purcell. The services and the anthems begin a..., 18th century British Library
referencedIn 1. RULES for playing a thorouh bass, by Dr. John Blow. Autograph. f. 1. 2. " Magnificat," in full score, by Dr. Johann Christoph Pepusch. f. 6. Paper; ff. 37. xviith, xviiith centt. Folio., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn CHURCH Music in score, chiefly in the hand of Vincent Novello, viz. :-1. Responses and a setting of part of Psalm cxix., by Thomas Tallis. 2. "Prevent us, O Lord": anthem, by William Byrd. f. 12. 3. Services and anthems, by Dr. Orlando Gibbons, prece..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn ORGAN-PART of a collection of anthems, services, chants, hymns, etc., begun in 1724 by John Bennet, including compositions by Aldrich, Batten, Thomas Bennet, Blow, Child, [Jeremiah] Clark, Crofts, Ferrant [i.e. Farrant], [Robert ?] Fuller, T-G-, [Or..., 18th century British Library
referencedIn COLLECTION of Preludes, Fugues, etc., for the organ by Dr. Blow, A. B[atten?], H. Purcell, Dr. Gibbons, and Philip Hart. At the end, reversing the volume, there are a "Solo by Mr. Finger," a Suite by "Mr. Courtiville," etc., probably for the violin. ... British Library
referencedIn COLLECTION of anthems, in score, begun by R[ichard] Guise in 1768, and apparently in his hand. The composers are Henry VIII (?), W. Mundy, O. Gibbons, Tallis, Byrd, Tye, Bull, Child, Blow, R. Parsons, Weldon, Stroud, C. King, Jeremiah Clark, Church, ..., 1768 British Library
referencedIn PRELUDES, fantasies, canons, grounds, etc., for the organ; psalms in short score; and other compositions by Thomas Tallis, W. Byrd, William Blithman, Dr. John Bull, Orlando Gibbons, Edward Bevin, Emanuel Soncino, Francis Forcer, Matthew Locke, and Dr..., approximately 1700 British Library
creatorOf Carissimi, Giacomo, 1605-1674. [21 anthems]. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION of vocal and instrumental pieces in score, commenced by Henry Male Dixon in 1759, and continued by John Stafford Smith. The principal pieces are anthems and services by John James, J. Beckwith, Dr. Arnold, -Guise, Dr. Ayrton..., 18th century-19th century British Library
creatorOf CHURCH HOUSE MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. VII. Chants, double with the exception of one on f. 5b, and Kyries (ff. 13b-17) by John Blow, William Boyce, Garret Colley Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington, and numerous others; 18th-19th cent. Copies, made circa 1812 (wa..., approximately 1812 British Library
creatorOf Carissimi, Giacomo, 1605-1674. [21 anthems] [microform]. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn FANTASIAS, sonatas, and symphonies, in three and four parts, in score, by the following composers:-"Baptist" [? Giovanni Battista Draghi], f. 61;-Dr. John Blow, ff. 53 b, 63 b, 64 b;-Arcangelo Corelli, ff. 30 b, 56 b, 58;-Selio Colista al. Selicolist..., 17th century British Library
creatorOf Blow, John, d. 1708. [Anthems and servies and Lasso's Missa Beatus qui intelligit. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Purcell, Daniel, 1660?-1717. Songs and instrumental pieces : manuscript, [17--]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Blow, John, d. 1708. Venus & Adonis [manuscript] : a masque, [ca. 1710]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books. King's Music Library. [Canons, anthems, and instrumental music [microform] / a collection of works by Purcell and other composers, all in score. California Digital Library
referencedIn SUITES and voluntaries for the organ. The composers named are J. Blow, Dr. Christopher Gibbons, H. Purcell, W. Croft, and William Davis; by the last of whom the volume was written. Paper; ff. 48. Late xviith cent. Oblong Folio.Music: Suites and volun... British Library
creatorOf Lough, Edward. Vocal compositions : manuscript, 1804. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn GLEES, catches, airs, etc., by Henry Purcell, Henry Thames, John Blow, William Byrd, Matthew Locke, Benjamin Rogers, Henry Aldrich, Philip Hayes, and other composers, chiefly English. Reversing the volume, there are, besides other similar pieces, a f..., 18th century British Library
referencedIn "HARMONIA Sacra," anthems "composed by the late Henry Purcell." (Printed) [1730 ?] f. 3; "Six select anthems," etc., "composed by Dr. Croft, Dr. Blow, Mr. Henry Purcell, and Jeremiah Clarke." (Printed) [1770], f. 21; "Two anthems," etc., "composed by..., 18th century British Library
creatorOf A. Vernon Butcher: ‘English Organ Music (from John Blow to Samuel Wesley)’; circa 1940. The editor’s neat copy, in ink, with engraver’s markings. Folio. Organ music by Roseingrave, Blow, Felton, Arne, Dupuis, Bennett, Beckwith, Keeble, Walond, Russel..., approximately 1940 British Library
creatorOf Weldon, John, 1676-1736. Copy of The judgement of Paris, 1701, 18th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn TOCCATAS and other compositions for the organ by Dr. J. Blow, H. Purcell, and, presumably, George Holmes, the writer of the volume. At f. 43 b is an organ-part to Tallis's morning-service. Paper; ff. 48. Circ. 1700. Oblong Folio.George Holmes: Organ-..., approximately 1700 British Library
referencedIn COPIES Of the two Chandos anthems contained in Add. 31,557, 31,558; in full score. Followed, at f. 39, by Four Morning and Evening Services in voice-score, by Dr. Blow; and, at f 74, by a " Dies Iræ, " for ten voices, in full score, by Jean Baptiste ..., 18th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. i, belonged to Charles Morgan of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1682includes:f. 3 Debout: French song: 17th cent. ff. 3 b, 21, 49, 72 b, 83, 123 b John Blow, composer and organist: Vocal music, in score: late 17th cent. ff. 4 b, 74 b, 79 Henry A..., 17th century-18th century British Library
creatorOf Banister, John, 1630-1679. Collection of songs of late 17th century composers, [ca. 1720]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hall, Henry, ca. 1656-1707. Collection of sacred and secular songs by late 17th century composers [manuscript], ca. 1710. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn (ff. 179). Vol. i. FIFTY-ONE anthems by Dr. Maurice Green, Dr. John Bull, William Raylton, Henry Hall, Thomas Tallis, Dr. John Blow, Dr. Henry Aldrich, John Weldon, William Croft, Jeremiah Clark, Albert Bryne, Pelham Humphrey, and the following by He..., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn SONGS from operas, odes, and motets, principally by Henry Purcell, John Blow, and William Croft. The tenor, counter-tenor, bass and thorough-bass parts only remain. Paper; ff. 17, 21, 33, 86. Early xviiith cent. Folio.Henry Purcell, composer and orga... British Library
creatorOf Blow, John, d. 1708. Collection of song. [microform] Ms. [by] H. Purcell [and] Dr. Blow. Collection of hymns, motets, anthems, ms. [by] Dr. Blow, Carissimi, Fel. Sanses, Mat. Lock, Purcell, Gibbons, Baptista, P. Humphries, P. Palmick, esq. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf KEYBOARD PIECES, including suites, by John Blow, Jeremiah Clarke, William Croft, and their contemporaries, as well as Henry Purcell; bef. 1700-1707. Copies, aft. 1704-1707. Includes arias from Antonio Maria Bononcini's opera 'Camilla', produced in Lo... British Library
referencedIn Webber, Mary. [Commonplace book], 1694. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Blow, John, d. 1708. [Venus and Adonis] [microform] : a masque / composed by Dr. Blow. California Digital Library
referencedIn MOTETS and canticles, in Latin; followed, at f. 54 b, by English anthems for a single voice : the whole written out with basso continuo, by Simon Child, organist of Ch. Ch. Oxford. The writers named are O. Gibbons, M. Wise, M. Locke, H. Aldrich, J. B..., approximately 1700 British Library
referencedIn Vol. II. xviith cent.John Weldon, organist and composer: Songs and anthems: 17th cent.Henry Purcell, composer and organist: Anthems, glees, etc.,: 17th, 18th centt.Orlando Gibbons, organist and composer: Church music: 17th cent.John Blow, composer an..., 17th century British Library
creatorOf STONELEIGH ABBEY MUSIC MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. I. 'The Song book of Mr Montriot'; late 17th-early 18th cent. Comprising anthems with solo bass vocal parts by Aldrich, Child and others, incompletely scored, mostly with the bass vocal line only given in the ... British Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Blow, John, d. 1708. Dr. Blow's rules for composition. Eastman School of Music
referencedIn Vol. I. xviith cent.John Weldon, organist and composer: Songs and anthems: 17th cent.Henry Purcell, composer and organist: Anthems, glees, etc.,: 17th, 18th centt.Orlando Gibbons, organist and composer: Church music: 17th cent.John Blow, composer and..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn ANTHEMS and Services, in score, by Dr. John Blow. Transcribed from the originals, or from copies, by William Henry Husk, 1846-1865. Five volumes. Paper; ff. 112, 153, 129, 113, 113. Quarto. Bequeathed by William Henry Husk, Esq., 1846-1865 British Library
creatorOf Blow, John, d. 1708. [Anthem collection]. Eastman School of Music
referencedIn COMPOSITIONS by Purcell and Blow:-1. Masque in Timen of Athens," by Purcell. f. 1. 2. Ode for the duke of Gloster's birthday "; 24 July, 1695. f. 15. 3. Bonduca." f. 28 b. 4. OEdipus." f. 40. 5. Ode on S. Cecilia's day; an opera by Blow. f. 47. 6. M..., 18th century British Library
creatorOf Gostling, John, ca. 1650-1733. Copies of anthems. Yale University Library
creatorOf CHURCH HOUSE MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. XI. Chants for psalms at morning and evening prayer on thirty successive days; collected aft. 1840(watermark f. 10). Imperfect, by the excision of most of the last leaf (f. 33), which bears the remnants of pencil sketch... British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1523. Violin sonatas and a treatise on figured bass: Nicola Cosimi’s op. 1 sonatas and five sonatas from Corelli’s op. 5, preceded by instructions by John Blow for playing from a figured bass; 18th cent. Copy in ink. The contents are:-(1..., 18th century British Library
referencedIn ENGLISH songs, set to music by John Blow, Henry Purcell, Captain Pack, Henry Aldrich, Matthew Locke, and others, Paper; late xviith cent. Oblate Duodecimo. British Library
creatorOf Fitzwilliam Museum. Harpsichord lessons [microform]. California Digital Library
creatorOf Cummings, William Hayman, 1831-1915. [Anthem collection] [microform]. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf BASS PART-BOOK containing services by Dr John Blow, Pelham Humfrey, Dr Henry Aldrich, Henry Purcell, Dr William Child, Thomas Tallis, and anthems by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis; circa 1685. Unfinished. See ff. 36b-40. Preceded (f. 1) by an incompl..., approximately 1685 British Library
creatorOf Collection of keyboard music copied by Daniel Henstridge., approximately 1705 British Library
referencedIn SONGS set to music by Purcell, Hart, Banister, Turner, and other composers of the latter part of the xviith century. Paper; "Charles Campelman his book, June ye 9, 1681." Folio. British Library
referencedIn TRIOS for two trebles and a bass, without words. Three volumes,a single part in each. The composers are:-[John] Hilton, f. 3 b. -Withie, f. 6. [?Anthony] Wood; June, 1682, f. 10 b. Solomon Egles [Eccles],tunes for "Venice Preserved," "Sir Timothy Tre... British Library
referencedIn SACRED and other music, by Giac. Carissimi, Giov. Batt. Bassani, Aless. Stradella, Ant. Gianettini, H. Purcell, J. Blow, and T. Tudway. Paper; XVIIIth cent. Folio. [Add. 17,835.]Thomas Tudway, MusD; composer: Sacred and other music.Alessandro Stradel..., 18th century British Library
creatorOf Fitzwilliam Museum. Collection of 16th to 18th century sacred songs [microform]. California Digital Library
creatorOf Blow, John, d. 1708. Rules for playing of a through bass, upon organ & harpsicon. [microform]. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf JOHN BLOW: sacred choral music; 17th cent. Bound after a collection of printed masses by Lassus (Lutetiae: Ex officina Petri Ballard, 1587-1613). Bequeathed to Vincent Novello by Domenico Dragonetti, and purchased, 26 Sept. 1860.Paper; ff. 43. 428 x ..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn SOLOS for hapsichord and organ in score, by Croft, Blow, Froberger, Purcell, and [Robert ?] King; apparently in the hand of Croft, two of whose " sets " or suites contained in the present .MS. appeared in A Choice Collection of Ayres for the Harpsich..., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. ii, belonged to Dr. Philip Hayes in 1757.includes:ff. 4, 30 b, 92, 99 Giacomo Carissimi, composer: Vocal music, in score: 17th cent. ff. 7 b, 47 b. 48 b, 51 b, 54, 57 b, 63 b, 145 Henry Purcell, composer and organist: Vocal music in score,: 17t..., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS Collection of compositions in score, including:-1. Acting copy of the music in " The Tempest," supposed to have been compoased by Henry Purcell in 1690, omitting several of the numbers published in the only extant (late 18th cent.) edi..., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn (ff. 172). Vol. ii. FIFTY-SIX anthems by Thomas Tallis, Michael Wise, Dr. Benjamin Rogers, Dr. Thomas Tudway, Pelham Humphrey, William Tucker, Joseph Harris, Nicholas Wootton, Orlando Gibbons, Dr. Matinee Green, Daniel Henstridge, Henry Aldrich, John..., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn A SERVICE in G and a collection of anthems, composed by Dr. John Blow. Paper; XVIIIth cent. Folio. [Add. 17,839.]Music: Anthems by J. Blow.John Blow, composer and organist: Anthems: 1770., 18th century British Library
creatorOf CHURCH HOUSE MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. II. 'George Holtham, [of Sherborne, co. Glouc. (ff. 3b, 20)] his Book of Psalmody' (f. i); 1742 (ff. 3b, 20)-1758 (f. i), n.d. Copies. (1) Two canons and an anthem. ff. 1-2b;-(2) Psalmody preface, now treating only of ..., 1742 British Library
creatorOf British Library. [Preludes, fugues, and other pieces for organ] [microform] UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn CATCHES and glees by H. Purcell, J. Blow, -Cranford, J. Eccles, T. Ford, [S.] Ives, Jeremiah Clark, -Creed, Dr. H. Aldrich, M. Wise, Dr. [William] Hayes, -Turner, [H.] Lawes, John Hilton, W. Byrd, W. Lawes, Edward Nelham, John Smith, -Stonerd, [R..., approximately 1800 British Library
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associatedWith Gostling, John, ca. 1650-1733. person
associatedWith Lasso, Orlando di, 1532-1594. person
associatedWith Lough, Edward. person
associatedWith Rhodes, R. Crompton (Raymond Crompton), person
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associatedWith Webber, Mary. person
associatedWith Weldon, John, 1676-1736. person
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New Year music
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble--Scores
Anthems
Composition (Music)
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Music--Manuscripts
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Birth 1649

Death 1708-10-01

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