John Stanley (1712 - 1786)

Blind from the age of two, the English composer, violinist and organist John Stanley enjoyed a career in London in all three capacities. He wrote music for the church and court, directed performances (in later years of Handel’s oratorios), and served as organist in various city churches.


Stanley’s compositions include oratorios and anthems, secular cantatas, stage music and works for various instrumental groups, including organ music and a set of concerti grossi.