Knyvett, William


London tenor singer and composer of songs, brother of Charles Knyvett; was well known for almost forty years. He was born in London, where most of his life was spent, and died there. He first appeared in the Concerts of Ancient Music, which he afterwards conducted. He held the  positions of gentleman of the Chapel Royal, lay vicar of Westminster and Royal Chapel composer. He was also director of some of the Birmingham and York Festivals. He composed several glees, and coronation anthems for George IV., and Queen Victoria.