Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Croft, William, born in Warwickshire in 1677, was educated by Dr. Blow, the famous organist of the Chapel Royal. He succeeded his master in 1708, holding also a similar appointment in Westminster Abbey. In 1715 he received the degree of Mus. D. from the University of Oxford. He published a work entitled Divine Harmony in 1712, and his Musica Sacra, containing several of his anthems and his famous Burial Service, appeared in 1724. Several specimens of his church music were published after his death in 1727, and we have a few concerted pieces by him of a secular character.