Robert King [Kinge]

(fl. 1676-1728)

English composer. Succeeded Banister in the private music of Charles II in 1680, serving several monarchs up to 1728. Musician in Ordinary in the "Private Musick" from 1685(?) and named composer-in-ordinary to William and Mary in 1689. Appeared often in public between 1689 (when he was given a license to stage concerts) and at least 1702, also selling music during this period. BMus (Cambridge) in 1696. His works consist of songs (some for plays) along with sonatas, suites, and other chamber music.

VIIA: Henry Purcell and his Contemporaries