English composer and organist. Son of a bookseller, he probably studied music with Daniel Bond, his uncle. From age 12 he was apprentice to the organist at Gloucester Cathedral. He moved to Coventry in 1749, where he held positions at St. Michael's (beginning 1749), All Angels (1749), and Holy Trinity (1752). He composed concerti grossi,concertos for trumpet and bassoon, and anthems. His publications include Six Concertos in Seven Parts (London, 1766) and Six Anthems in Score (London, 1769).