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Handford, George, composer

Diana Poulton and Robert Spencer

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 1582–5; d London, bur. 14 Aug 1647). English composer. A connection with Cambridge, from which place Handford himself wrote the preface to his collection of songs (1609), suggests the possibility that he may have been the ‘George Holdford’ who was admitted pensioner at Emmanuel College in 1604. There can be little doubt that he is identical with the George Handford twice married in the church of St Dunstan-in-the-West. The

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