Maurice Greene (12 August 1696 – 1 December 1755) was an English composer and organist.
Born in London, the son of a clergyman, Greene became a choirboy at St Paul's Cathedral under Jeremiah Clarke andCharles King.
He studied the organ under Richard Brind, and after Brind died, Greene became organist at St Paul's.
With the death of William Croft in 1727, Greene became organist at the Chapel Royal, and in 1730 he became Professor of Music at Cambridge University.
In 1735 he was appointed Master of the King's Musick. At his death, Greene was working on the compilation Cathedral Music, which his student and successor as Master of the King's Musick, William Boyce, was to complete.
Many items from that collection are still used in Anglican services today.
He wrote very competent music in the Georgian style, particularly long Verse Anthems. His acknowledged masterpiece,Lord, let me know mine end, is a representative example.
This piece comes from:
Twelve Voluntarys, for organ or harpsichord (London, 1779)
It consists of two parts: Largo and Andante.
Les Editions Outremontaises 2009