Almoner and Master of the Choristers at St Paul's Cathedral, London from 1707-1748.
Charles King was a chorister at St Paul's, under Jeremiah Clarke, and subsequently his pupil and brother-in-law. In his turn he became a teacher to Boyce, Greene and Alcock. Although he attained a B.Mus. at Oxford (his exercise on that occasion being a setting of "The dialogue between Oliver Cromwell and Charon") he was badly trained. Prolific, melodious and forthright, his compositions are littered with technical infelicities, which prompted the comment from Greene that "Mr King was a very serviceable man".
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List of choral works
- I will alway give thanks
- Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A
- Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C
- Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D
- Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F
- Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G
- O Absalom my son
- Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous
- Single chant in F
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