(d London, 29 June 1640). English recorder and cornett player, arranger, and composer. In 1614 he became one of the London waits, a post he held until his death. From 1633 he was also employed as a court musician. His publication Courtly Masquing Ayres (1621), a collection of lively dances for instrumental consort, includes arrangements of works by unidentified court composers, and original works by Adson himself.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.