John Blow was baptised at Newark in the English county of Nottinghamshire on 23 February 1649. A court composer and teacher of Henry Purcell, he was organist of Westminster Abbey for some years. He died in London on 1 October 1708.
CD Spotlight. A Stupendous Disc - Roderic Dunnett listens to countertenor duets by Purcell and Blow. 'The music is sensationally beautiful and touching - and so are the performances.'
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