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Pavane for a Dead Princess: who inspired Ravel's early piano piece?
Pavane pour une infante défunte or Pavane for a Dead Princess is a well-known piano piece with a leisurely and charming...
Gabriel Faure's Pavane as the key to modern revival of early genre
The pavane—a slow processional dance of Italian origin—was quite common in Europe during the transition period from the...
Anthony Holborne: the master of Elizabethan consort music
Antony Holborne was an English Renaissance composer whose music for lute and cittern appeared in two important...
Exceptional sensibility of consort music from the traveling maestro of the Stuart era
John Jenkins (1592–1678), lutenist and string player, was the most eminent composer of the Stuart and Commonwealth eras...
Flow, My Tears found popularity after John Dowland gave it lyrics
Originally composed as an instrumental theme, the lute song Flow, My Tears was created by the English Renaissance...
Thomas Morley's legacy in English Renaissance tradition
The Renaissance composer and organist Thomas Morley (c.1557-1602) is best known as the father of the English madrigal....
The Renaissance swan song for the English monarchy
Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656) was a prominent English composer of the generation that flourished in England in the late...
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