See also:English composer and organist, was
See also:born in
See also:Somersetshire about 1562 . After being organist in
See also:cathedral, he joined the
See also:Chapel Royal in 1585, and in the next
See also:year became a
See also:Mus . Bac. of
See also:Oxford . In 1591 he was appointed organist in
See also:Elizabeth's chapel in succession to Blitheman, from whom he had received his musical
See also:education . In 1592 he received the degree of
See also:doctor of
See also:music at Cambridge University; and in 1596 he was made music
See also:professor at Gresham
See also:London . As he was unable to lecture in Latin according to the foundation-rules of that college, the executors of
See also:Thomas Gresham made a
See also:dispensation. in his favour by permitting him to lecture in English . He gave his first lecture on the 6th of
See also:October 1597 . In 16or Bull went abroad . He visited France and Germany, and was everywhere received with the respect due to his talents . Anthony
See also:Wood tells an impossible
See also:story of how at St Omer Dr Bull performed the feat of adding, within a few
See also:forty parts to a composition already written in forty parts . Honourable employments were offered to him by various
See also:continental princes; but he declined them, and returned to England, where he was given the freedom of the
See also:Merchant Taylors'
See also:Company in 16o6 . He played upon a small pair of
See also:organs before
See also:James I. on the 16th of
See also:July 1607, in the
See also:hall of the Company, and he seems to have been appointed one of the king's organists in that year .
In the same year he resigned his Gresham professorship and married ElizabethWalter . In 1613 he again went to the continent on account of his
See also:health, obtaining a
See also:post as one of the organists in the arch-duke's chapel at Brussels . In 1617 he was appointed organist to the cathedral of Notre
See also:Dame at Antwerp, and he died in that city on the 12th or 13th of
See also:March 1628 . Little of his music has been published, and the opinions of critics differ much as to its merits (see Dr Willibald Nagel's Geschichte der Musik in England, ii . (1897), p . 155, &c.; and Dr Seiffert's Geschichte der Klaviermusik (1899), p . 54, &c.) . Contemporary writers speak in the highest terms of Bull's skill as a performer on the
See also:organ and the virginals, and there is no doubt that he contributed much to the development of
See also:harpsichord music .
See also:Jan Swielinck (15621621), the
See also:great organist of Amsterdam, did not regard his
See also:work on composition as
See also:complete without placing in it a
See also:canon by
See also:John Bull, and the latter wrote a fantasia upon a
See also:fugue of Swielinck . For the ascription to Bull of the composition of the
See also:anthem, see NATIONAL ANTHEMS .
See also:modern reprints, e.g. of the
See also:Book, " The King's
See also:Jig," and one or two other pieces, are in the repertories of modern pianists from Rubinstein onwards .
GEORGE BULL (1634–1710)
OLE BORNEMANN BULL (18ro-188o)
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