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Knyvett, William

[E] Knyvett, William, singer and composer,
born April 21, 1779. Youngest son of Charles
Knyvett, the elder. Sang at concerts of
Ancient jNIusic, 1788. Principal alto, ditto,
1795. Gentleman of Chapel Royal, 1797.
Lay-Vicar of Westminster Abbey. Composer
to the Chapel Royal. He sang at Loudon
and Provincial concerts, and was conductor
of Concerts of Ancient Music, 1832-40. He
died at Ryde, November 17, 1856. He com-
posed anthems, glees, songs, etc., but was
best known in his day as a vocalist.

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