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HENRY LAWES (1596-1662) Sitting by the Streams THE CONSORT OF MUSICKE
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LAWES, HENRY (1595-1662), English musician, was born at Dinton in Wiltshire in December 1595, and received his musical education from John Cooper, better known under his Italian pseudonym Giovanni Coperario (d. 1627), a famous composer of the day. In 1626 he was received as one of the gentlemen of the chapel royal, which place he held till the Commonwealth put a stop to church music. But even during that songless time Lawes continued his work as a composer, and the famous collection of his vocal pieces, A yres and Dialogues for One, Two and Three Voyces, was published in. 1653, being followed by two other books under the same title in 1655 and 1658 respectively. When in 1660 the king returned, Lawes once more entered the royal chapel, and composed an anthem for the coronation. of Charles II. He died on the 21st of October 1662, and was buried in Westminster Abbey....
1911 Encyclopedia Britannica article
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Henry Lawes (1595 - 1662)
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Link to the 'Google Book' text of Ian Spink's study 'Henry Lawes: Cavalier songwriter,' Oxford: 2000.
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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.