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John Maynard

(c. 1577—1628) lutenist and composer


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(1577–c.1615), English composer, lutenist, and lyra viol player. In 1600 he was appointed a commissary of muster in Ireland. In 1611 his XII Wonders of the World, which were settings of twelve satirical texts on well-known figures (the Courtier, the Lawyer) by Sir John Davies, were published; they are set for ‘viola da Gamba, the Lute and the Voice’.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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