John Randall

John Randall, Mus.D.

John Randall was born in 1715.

He was a chorister of the Chapel Royal under Bernard Gates.

He was one of the boys who share din the representation of Handel’s ‘Esther’ at Gates’ house, February 23, 1732, he himself taking the part of Esther.

He graduated as Mus. B. at Cambridge in 1744, his exercise being an anthem.

In 1743 he was appointed organist of King’s College, and on the death of Dr. Greene in 1755 was elected Professor of Music at Cambridge.

In 1756 he proceeded Mus. D.

He composed the music for Gray’s Ode for the Installation of the Duke of Grafton as Chancellor of the University in 1768, and some church music.

He was organist of Trinity College in 1777.

He died at Cambridge, March 18, 1799.