Michael Wise (1648–1687) was an English organist and composer. He sang as a child in the choir of the Chapel Royal and served as a countertenor in St George's Chapel, Windsor, from 1666 until, in 1668, he was appointed organist and choirmaster at Salisbury Cathedral. In 1676 he became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and in the last year of his life was Master of the Children at St Paul's Cathedral.
- How are the mighty fallen
- Awake up, my glory
- The ways of Zion do mourn
- Blessed is he that considereth the poor and needy
- Prepare ye the way of the Lord
- Awake, put on thy strength
He often composed for the unusual combination of a duet of bass and treble voices – for instance, in Old Chiron and The Ways of Zion do mourn.
- The New Church Anthem Book. Oxford University Press, 1992, p. 77
- Free scores by Michael Wise in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)
- Wise, Michael
- Video recording of 'Blessed is he that considereth the poor and needy' sung by the Choir of Somerville College, Oxford
|Almoner and Master of the Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral