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John Blow Memorial , Westminster Abbey . Engraving Of The Marble Memorial Sculpt ...

John Blow Memorial , Westminster Abbey . Engraving Of The Marble Memorial Sculpt ...

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Description: John Blow Memorial , Westminster Abbey . Engraving of the marble memorial sculpture in Westminster Abbey to John Blow . Engraving by Benjamin Cole . On the top is an eternal flame with a skull , with drapery folds . The wording in the central cartouche reads : Here lies the Body of John Blow , Doctor in Music , Who was Organist , Composer and Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal , for the space of 35 Years . In the Reigns of K . Charles the 2nd , K . James the 2nd , K . William and Q . Mary and Her present Majesty Q . Anne . And also Organist of this Collegiate Church , about 15 years . He was Scholar to ye excellent Musician Dr Christopher Gibbons and Master to the famous Mr H . Purcell and most of the Eminent Masters in Music since . He died Octob ye 1st 1708 in ye 60th year of his age . His own Musical Compositions , ( Especially his Church Music ) , are a far nobler Monument to his Memory than any other can be raisd for Him . Below the cartouche is an open page of music entitled A Canon of 4 parts in One by Dr John Blow . Decorated with rose and acanthus , with two putti . Inscribed below : John Blow , Doctr . in Musick , B . Cole sculp . 23 February 1649 – 1 October 1708 .

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