(fl 1582–94). English composer. An Edward Blancq (or Blanke) was a London wait from 1582 to 1594. It is assumed that he is the ‘Maister Blankes’ listed among England’s ‘excellent Musitians’ in Francis Meres’s Palladis Tamia (London, 1598). Much of Blankes’s surviving music is either fairly insignificant or is incomplete. Credo quod redemptor, while fairly short at just under 40 breves, has some quite striking antiphonal effects and sonorous passages in
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