William Smythe


English church musician. From some time in the 1580s Minor Canon of Durham Cathedral. Organist of Durham cathedral 1589-98 Master of the Choristers of Durham Cathedral 1594-98. Wm Smythe repaired 'one paire of orgaynes wh. standeth above the Quere doore...' in Sept.1589. Not to be confused with another of the same name (1603-45), also a minor canon but not organist, who was the composer of the celebrated Preces & Responses by Smith of Durham

IVM: England Through 1635