Pye, Kellow John



English pianist and composer; born at Exeter. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music from 1823 to 1829 under Cipriani Potter in piano and Doctor Crotch in composition, and the next year went back to his native place, where he lived until 1840. Took the degree of Bachelor of Music from Oxford in 1842, and then lived in London, where he was on various committees of the Royal Academy of Music, the National Training School and the Royal College of Music. He was also a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and a member of the Madrigal Society, of which he was vice-president in 1891. His works consist of anthems; madrigals; glees and songs; and some piano-music.