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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
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