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John Bedyngham

(c. 1433—1459) composer


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(b ?Oxford, ?1422; d Westminster, 1459–60). English composer. For some time he was verger at the collegiate chapel of St Stephen, Westminster. His surviving works include two masses, individual mass movements, and some eight songs, several of which bear conflicting attributions to Dunstaple (including the popular and widely circulated O rosa bella), Dufay, or Frye. Bedyngham's music, like that of many of his English contemporaries, was popular and influential on the Continent, and survives largely in foreign sources.

From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.

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