Henry Lawes: Cavalier Songwriter

Henry Lawes: Cavalier Songwriter

by Ian Spink, I. Spink
     
 

Henry Lawes (1596-1662) has long been acknowledged as the leading English songwriter of the period of Charles I. He collaborated with Milton in Comus (1634) and among his hundreds of songs are settings of many famous lyrics by Cavalier poets such as Carew, Herrick, and Suckling. New recordings and musical editions of his work reflect his continued and increasing

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Overview

Henry Lawes (1596-1662) has long been acknowledged as the leading English songwriter of the period of Charles I. He collaborated with Milton in Comus (1634) and among his hundreds of songs are settings of many famous lyrics by Cavalier poets such as Carew, Herrick, and Suckling. New recordings and musical editions of his work reflect his continued and increasing importance. This study, the first published since 1940, combines an account of his life with an analysis of his development as a songwriter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198165569
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Music Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Spink is Emeritus Professor of the Music Department at Royal Holloway College, London

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