Charles King

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Born: 1687

Died: 1748


Almoner and Master of the Choristers at St Paul's CathedralLink to the English Wikipedia article, London from 1707-1748.

Charles King was a chorister at St Paul's, under Jeremiah Clarke, and subsequently his pupil and brother-in-law. In his turn he became a teacher to Boyce, Greene and Alcock. Although he attained a B.Mus. at Oxford (his exercise on that occasion being a setting of "The dialogue between Oliver Cromwell and Charon") he was badly trained. Prolific, melodious and forthright, his compositions are littered with technical infelicities, which prompted the comment from Greene that "Mr King was a very serviceable man".

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