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DR. JOHN BULL at the age of about twenty became organist of Hereford Cathedral, and three years later a member of the Chapel Royal. Although his position in the world of music was a very eminent one, and he was a Doctor of Music both of Cambridge and of Oxford, in 1591 his circumstances were so bad that he had to petition Queen Elizabeth 'to relieve his great poverty, which altogether hinders his studies.' He survived the Queen and continued to hold his foremost position in the next reign, and his fame spread to other parts of Europe, too. Ho left this country about 1613, and in 1617 became organist of Antwerp Cathedral. He died there, and is buried on the south side of Notre Dame, in the city which was also his birthplace.
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