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John Randall

RANDALL, John. b. 26 February 1717; d. Cambridge, 18 March 1799. Randall was a chorister at the Chapel Royal, who was appointed organist of King’s College, Cambridge, in 1742 or 1743 (the date is uncertain). He was awarded the degrees of MusB (1744) and MusD (1756). Shortly before the latter date he was appointed Professor of Music in the University of Cambridge (1755). Remarkably, he was at times also organist of Trinity, St John’s, and Pembroke Colleges, assisted by his pupil, William Crotch. In 1794 he published A Collection of Psalm & Hymn Tunes, some of which are new & others by permission of the authors, with six chants and Te Deums, calculated for the use of congregations in...

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