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Matthew Locke
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Born in Exeter, Devon
Born in 1621
Died in 1677

Lockeís early musical training came at Exeter Cathedral before travels in the Netherlands and a move to London. He is best known for collaborating in various operas with Sir William Davenant, and for incidental music for the theatre. He enjoyed royal appointments as a composer and organist at Charles IIís court. It is suggested he was an early influence on Henry Purcell, who succeeded him in one of his royal offices.

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