John Goss (Composer)
Born: 27th December 1800, Fareham
Died: 27th December 1880, Brixton, London
Sir John Goss was an English organist, composer and teacher.
Born to a musical family, Goss was a boy chorister of the Chapel Royal, London, and later a pupil of Thomas Attwood, organist of St Paul's Cathedral. After a brief period as a chorus member in an opera company he was appointed organist of a chapel in south London, later moving to more prestigious organ posts at St Luke's Church, Chelsea and finally St Paul's Cathedral, where he struggled to improve musical standards.
As a composer, Goss wrote little for the orchestra, but was known for his vocal music, both religious and secular. Among his best-known compositions are his hymn tunes "Praise, my soul, the King of heaven" and "See, Amid the Winter's Snow".
All Works: Goss, J
- If we believe that Jesus died (7)
- O pray for the peace of Jerusalem (1)
- O Saviour of the World (4)
- O taste and see (2)
- Praise my soul, the King of Heaven (40)
- Psalm 127 (2)
- Psalm 128 (1)
- Psalm 15: Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle (1)
- Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd (7)
- Psalm 37: Fret not thyself (1)
- Psalm 55 (1)
- Psalm 78: vv. 53-59 (from Jeremiah Clarke) (1)
- See amid the winter's snow (50)
- The Wilderness (4)
- These are they which follow the Lamb (2)