(1674-1707) was an English composer who wrote music for the church, for
the state, and for the theatre. As a child he sang at King James II's coronation
in 1685. He became organist at Winchester College, then at St Paul's
Cathedral, London. Later he also became a joint organist at the Chapel Royal. At
the young age of 33, he shot himself after a depressing end to a love affair,
and is buried at St. Paul's.
His most famous work is the Trumpet
Voluntary, or The Prince of Denmark's March, which was for a long time, mistakenly attributed to