English composer. John Milton was an amateur musician and father of the poet. He was resident in Oxford from 1572. initially as a chorister at Christ Church. He moved to London in 1585, and eventually became a member of the Scrivener's Company. He composed madrigals, one of which was printed in The Triumphs of Oriana, as well as anthems, Psalm settings, a motet, and some consort music including a 6-part In nomine.