Michael Wise

17th century composer and organist. Born 1647. Died 24 August 1687
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Michael Wise

Michael Wise Biography (Wikipedia)

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.

He was killed during a confrontation with a Salisbury night watchman:

"He had quarrelled with his wife on some trivial matter, and rushed out of his house. The watchman met him while he was yet boiling with rage, and commanding him to stand and give an account of himself, he struck the guardian of the peace to the ground, who in return aimed a blow at his assailant with his bill, which broke his skull, of the consequence whereof he died."

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Psalms 142, 143
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Psalms 142, 143

Psalms 142, 143

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Andrew Parnell
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St Albans Abbey Choir
Orchestra
Lichfield Cathedral Choir
Prepare ye the way (feat. Michael Wise)
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Prepare ye the way (feat. Michael Wise)
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Have pity on me, O ye my friends
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Have pity on me, O ye my friends
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