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Farmer, John (i) (<i>born</i> 1570), composer

David Brown

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b c1570; fl 1591–1601). English composer. The approximate date of Farmer's birth is deduced from a prefatory poem to his published collection of canons, which makes it clear that he was at that time (1591) still ‘in youth’. This publication, like Farmer's later madrigal volume (1599), was dedicated to Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, whose patronage he enjoyed. Farmer was, with George Kirbye, the most liberally represented contributor to

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