William Heyther

(c. 1584—1627)

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(b Harmondsworth, c.1584; d Westminster, 1627).

Eng. musician. Sang in Westminster Abbey choir 1586–1615. Gentleman of Chapel Royal from 1615. Founded mus. lect. at Oxford Univ. 1626–7. Oxford chair of mus. is named after him.

Subjects: Music.

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