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BIOGRAPHY

William Croft is perhaps best known today for his popular hymn tunes 'St. Anne' (O God, Our Help in Ages Past) and 'Hanover' (O Worship the King) and it was as a church musician that he spent much of his life. For nine years, he was organist of St. Anne's Church, Soho before taking the position of Master of the Children at the Chapel Royal (where he had previously been a chorister). In 1710, he was appointed organist of Westminster Abbey, succeeding John Blow and remained in the post until his death.