Dictionary of National Biography Volume 4

Dictionary of National Biography Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... to the authorities quoted in the! text, the article in the last edition of the Biographia Britannica, and Arlington's Letters, published by Thomas Bahington in 1701, may bo, consulted. 0. A. BENNET, JOHN (Jl. 1600), was one of the best composers of madrigals of the Elizabethan period. Little is known of his biography. In 1599 he printed his first work, ' Madrigalls to Foure Voyces, ' which, though termed by the composer 'the indeavours of a yong wit, ' already displays the hand of a finished master. This work which was reprinted in 1845) was dedicated to Ralph Assheton, receiver of the duchy of Lancaster. In 1601 Bennet contributed to Morley's 'Triumphs of Oriana' the beaut iful madrigal, ' All creatures now are merry-minded.' In 1614 he published several, compositions in Thomas Ravenscroft's' Briefe Discourse, in the preface to which work he is mentioned as 'Maister John Bennet, a gentleman admirable for all kindes of Composures, either in Art or Ay re, Simple or AfLrt, of what Nature soever.' It is probable that he died young, as no later publ ished works of his, exist, though in Thomas Myrtell's 'Tristitire Itemedium'tW. MSS. 29372-77), compiled in 1616, there is an anthem by him. Other manuscript anthems and madrigals of Bennet's are in the British Museum, Fitzwilliam and Peterhouse (Cambridge), and Christ Church (Oxford) collections. Grove's Dictionary, vol. i.; Library Catalogues; Hawkins's History of Music W. B. S. BENNET, Sir JOHN (d. 1627), ecclesiastic and civilian, of Christ Church, London, and Uxbridge, Middlesex, eldest son of Thomas Bennet, of Clapcot, Wallingford, Berkshire, by Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Tesdaleof Deanlyin the same county, founder of Pembroke College, Oxford, was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, and appointed jushow more

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  • 1236493001
  • 9781236493002