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Henry Lawes : cavalier songwriter

Author: Ian Spink
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Oxford monographs on music.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Henry Lawes (1596-1662) has long been acknowledged as the most important and prolific English songwriter between the death of John Dowland in 1626 and the birth of Henry Purcell in 1659. He is celebrated as Milton's collaborator in Comus (1634). Although he wrote some church music, Lawes's significance as a composer lies in his settings of many of the choicest lyrics by Cavalier poets such as Carew, Herrick,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry Lawes; Henry Lawes; Henry Lawes; Henry Lawes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Spink
ISBN: 0198165560 9780198165569
OCLC Number: 42291291
Description: xix, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Beginnings --
2. Lawes and the Cavalier Poets --
3. Songs for Masques and Plays --
4. The Civil War --
5. Concerts, Publications, Operas --
6. Sacred Music: Psalms and Anthems --
App. Lawes's Last Will and Testament.
Series Title: Oxford monographs on music.
Responsibility: Ian Spink.
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Although Henry Lawes wrote some church music, his significance as a composer lies in his settings of the lyrics by Cavalier poets such as Carew, Herrick, Suckling, and Waller, at the court of Charles  Read more...

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