Bull, John at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
British composer. He became organist of Hereford Cathedral in 1582, then organist at the Chapel Royal in 1591. In 1613 he departed for the continent to escape punishment for adultery; he held important organist positions in Brussels and Antwerp until his death. He wrote many verse anthems, but is remembered for his keyboard works. In an era of remarkable English virginal music, he produced works that, reflecting his own brilliant keyboard technique, outdazzle those of contemporaries such as W. Byrd and O. Gibbons.