Alfonso Ferrabosco

(c. 1575—1628) composer and viol player

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Alfonso Ferrabosco (1543—1588) composer


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(b Greenwich, c. 1575; d Greenwich, 1628). Son of above. Violinist in service of James I. Comp. mus. for several of Jonson's masques. Was made ‘Composer of King's Music’ to Charles I in 1626. Skilled player of lyra viol, for which he wrote fantasies. His 3 sons, Alfonso, Henry, and John, were also musicians in royal service, John becoming org. of Ely Cath.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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