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John Bennet

(c. 1575—1614)


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(bc.1575; fl.1599–1614).

Eng. (probably Lancastrian) composer of madrigals, whose first book, for 44 vv., pubd. 1599, refers in preface to his youth. Remembered for All creatures now are merry‐minded, his contribution to The Triumphs of Oriana, in which it is No.4, and Weep, O mine eyes. Not to be confused with John Benet.

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