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Henry Lawes

Henry Lawes
Short Name: Henry Lawes
Full Name: Lawes, Henry, 1596-1662
Birth Year: 1596
Death Year: 1662

Born: January 5, 1596, Dinton, Wiltshire, England.
Died: October 21, 1662, London, England.
Buried: In the cloisters of Westminster Abbey, London, England.

Lawes, tutor to the daughters of the Earl of Bridgewater, is best known as a composer. He became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1626, and a member of the "King’s Musick" in 1631. He wrote over 400 vocal pieces, as well as anthems and instrumental compositions. His works include:

Choice Psalmes Put into Musick for Three Voices, 1648
Ayres and Dialogues (London: 1653)

Frost, p. 680
Hughes, pp. 467-68
Nutter, p. 460
Stulken, p. 292

Tunes by Henry Lawes (16)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
AXMINSTER (Lawes)Henry Lawes (1595-1662) (Composer)212313 45345 3456
BATTLEHenry Lawes (Composer)633212 72345 54534
BRIDGEWATER (Lawes)Henry Lawes (1595-1662) (Composer)213453 45665 34531
[Chant] (H. Lawes 53211)Henry Lawes (Composer (arr. from))3553211 76544 3
[Creator Spirit, by whose aid]Henry Lawes, 1596-1662 (Composer (melody))253163 2211
FALKLAND (Lawes)H. Lawes (Composer)653143 22117 51234
FARLEY CASTLEHenry Lawes (Composer)5513453 45671 17615
IVYBRIDGEHenry Lawes (1595-1662) (Composer)255567 11176 65777
LAWES' PSALM 47Henry Lawes (Composer (melody and bass))1132612 33255 45
LEDBURY (Lawes)Henry Lawes (1595-1662) (Composer)256751 23123 1345
[Chant] (Lawes 53215)H. Lawes (Composer (from))1353215 65443 55456
[My life's a shade, my days]H. Lawes (Composer)232512 33255 45555
PSALM 32 (Lawes)H. Lawes (Composer)512144 33524 32
PSALM 9Henry Lawes (Composer)253651 17111 76171
['Tis Christmas now, 'tis Christmas now]Henry Lawes, 1595-1662 (Composer)213155 75134 56544
WHITEHALLHenry Lawes (Composer)1517613 46556 71763
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