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Louis Grabu

(fl. c. 1655—1704) composer and musician


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(fl 1665–94). Catalan composer. Appointed as composer to Charles II in 1665, he soon became Master of the King's Music and later displaced John Banister (i) as director of the select violin band at court. Grabu, with other Roman Catholics, was dismissed from his place at court in 1673. Thereafter he wrote much music in the French style for London theatres until, in 1694, he left England permanently for the Low Countries.

From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.

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