White, Robert


English organist and composer. Very little authentic information as to his life can be obtained. He lived in the middle of the Sixteenth Century, and he was organist at Ely Cathedral from 1562 to 1567. He was organist of Westminster Abbey in 1560 and in 1570, but the Westminster registers make no record of him. He was a man of note in his day and his compositions were highly esteemed. Only three of his works have been printed, The Lord Bless Us, published in Bernard's Collection; Lord, Who Shall Dwell, in Burney's History of Music, and O, Praise God in His Holiness, in Burns' Anthems and Services. In Christ Church, Oxford, The Royal British Museum, and the Music School library, Oxford, are to be found his manuscript compositions.