Matthew Locke

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Alias: Matthew Lock


Born: 1621-3 (a portrait is inscribed "aetat 40 / anno domini 1662")

Died: 1677 (Henry Purcell succeeded him as composer to the 24 violins 10 August 1677)


The entry in Cathedral Music, Volume 2 (William Boyce) reads:

Matthew Lock, was a Chorister in the Cathedral Church of Exeter.

On the Restauration of King Charles the Second, he was appointed Composer to his Majesty, and Organist to Queen Catherine his Consort.--- The Music for the King's Entry was of his Composition. Some Instrumental Music was published by him in 1657.--- He was esteemed a good Musician. He died in 1677.

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