Alcock, John


English organist and composer. At the age of fourteen he was a pupil of Stanley, the blind organist. After being organist of several English churches, he was, in 1749, appointed choirmaster and organist of Lichfield Cathedral, and here lived until his death at the age of ninety-one. He published many anthems, glees, songs and hymns and also lessons for the piano. He received the degree of Doctor of Music from Oxford in 1761.