Isaac Blackwell

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Isaac Blackwell (died 1699) was a composer and English Cathedral organist, who served at St. Paul's Cathedral.[1]


His compositions are not well known.

Amongst his madrigal output are:

  • “Give me thy youth”
  • I saw fair Cloris walk alone.[2]

An anthem "O Lord our Governor" was included in the Chapel Royal Partbooks.,[3] and "Bow down thine ear, O Lord" in the Gostling Partbooks.


Organist of:

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Organist of St Michael, Cornhill
Succeeded by
Walter Holt
Preceded by
Albertus Bryne
Organist of St. Paul's Cathedral
Succeeded by
Jeremiah Clarke


  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
  2. ^ Henry Lawes: cavalier songwriter. Ian Spink
  3. ^ Restoration cathedral music, 1660-1714. Ian Spink
  4. ^ The Musical times. Volume 48. Page 163