Giles Farnaby

(c. 1563—1640) composer

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(b Truro, 1563; d London, 1640).

Eng. composer of madrigals, music for virginals, canzonets, psalm‐tunes, etc. Over 50 of his virginals pieces are included in Fitzwilliam Virginal Book; among the best known are His dreame, A Toye, and Loth to depart. In 1592 contributed to East's book of psalms; his canzonets for 4 vv. were pubd. 1598.

Subjects: Music.

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