John Adson

(c. 1582—1640) musician and composer

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(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.

Subjects: Music.

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