William Child


Organist and composer. His early musical studies were at Bristol Cathedral, where he sang in the choir, and at Oxford, where he completed a degree in 1631. The following year he was made organist at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, where he had served as clerk since 1630. He was expelled from the chapel during the Interregnum; after the Restoration (1660) he was given back his post and was eventually made musician to the chapel royal. He composed some twenty services and eighty anthems, as well as instrumental music.

A Partial William Child Discography | VIIA: Henry Purcell and his Contemporaries
Early Music, WBAI, Chris Whent, Here Of A Sunday Morning, HOASM, Classical Music, William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Campion, Eccles, Jonson, Rosseter, Herrick, Shirley, 99.5FM, Orlando Gibbons, John Bull, John Ward, Thomas Simpson, Weelkes, Willbye, Holborne, Dowland, Morley, radio, Dunstable, Gotham Early Music, Music Before 1800, Binchois, Boyce, Machaut, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Farnaby, Fayrfax, Peter Philips, Hume, Purcell, Blow, Humfrey, Child, Turner