Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Greenes in:
 • St Olave Old Jewry Churchyard (defunct)
 • London
 • City of London
 • Greater London
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Maurice Greene
Birth: Aug. 12, 1696
City of London
Greater London, England
Death: Dec. 1, 1755
City of London
Greater London, England

Composer, Organist, Musicologist. The most important British musician of his generation, he was influenced by Handel and wrote in the Italian Baroque style. Several of his 100 church anthems, notably "Lord, Let Me Know Mine End" (1743), are still performed today. His other compositions include the "Ode for St. Cecilia's Day" (1730), to a text by Alexander Pope, the oratorio "The Song of Deborah and Barak" (1732), and settings from Edmund Spenser's "Amoretti" (1739). The son of a clergyman, Greene was born in London and trained as a choirboy under Jeremiah Clarke at St. Paul's Cathedral. His progress was swift and before he was 40 he had secured most of England's prestigious musical posts, including organist of St. Paul's (1718), organist of the Chapel Royal (1727), and Master of the King's Musick (1735). He was also an excellent teacher and from 1730 was professor of music at Cambridge University; his greatest student was William Boyce, who became a close friend. Greene devoted his last years to gathering the material for "Cathedral Music", a monumental collection of English church anthems over two centuries, many of which would have been lost without his efforts. The work was completed by Boyce and published in 1779. Originally buried at the Church of St. Olave's Old Jewry in London, Greene's remains were transferred to St. Paul's on May 18, 1888. He now rests beside Boyce. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
St Olave Old Jewry Churchyard (defunct)
City of London
Greater London, England
Plot: * Original burial location
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Sep 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21793841
Maurice Greene
Added by: Bobb Edwards
Maurice Greene
Added by: Anonymous
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Michele Herrick
 Added: Aug. 12, 2016

- Bunny
 Added: Aug. 12, 2016

- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Aug. 12, 2016
There are 11 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 14 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service