James Kent (composer)
Memorial in the floor of the north transept in Winchester Cathedral
13 March 1700|
|Died||6 May 1776
James Kent (13 March 1700 – 6 May 1776) was an English organist and composer.
Kent was born in Winchester and was a chorister of Winchester Cathedral and the King's Chapel. He was appointed organist of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he worked until about 1737. Then he was organist in Winchester of both the cathedral and the college. He retired in 1774 and was buried after his death in 1776 in the north aisle of the cathedral.
His memorial is in the floor of the north transept of Winchester Cathedral.
- Anthems: Hearken unto this, O Man. When the Son of Man. Give the Lord the honour due. Thine, o Lord, is the Greatness. etc.
- James Kent biography
- Winchester Choristers
- 'Memoir of James Kent' in The Harmonicon, Volume 8, pp. 313–314, by William Ayrton, accessed 21 November 2010
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