Born: August 12, 1696, London, England.
Died: December 1, 1755, England.
Buried: Originally at St. Olave’s, Old Jewry. On the demolition of St. Olave’s, his remains were moved to St. Paul’s and placed in Boyce’s grave, May 18, 1888.
Maurice Greene (12 August 1696 – 1 December 1755) was an English composer and organist.
Born in London, the son of a clergyman, Greene became a choirboy at St Paul's Cathedral under Jeremiah Clarke and Charles King. He studied the organ under Richard Brind, and after Brind died, Greene became organist at St Paul's.
With the death of William Croft in 1727, Greene became organist at the Chapel Royal, and in 1730 he became Professor of Music at Cambridge University. In 1735 he was appointed Mas… Go to person page >