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William Young

(1632—1662) composer and viol player


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(d Innsbruck, 1662).

Eng. composer, viol player, and flautist. Worked on Continent, in Italy and Austria. At Innsbruck his playing enchanted Queen Christina of Sweden in 1655. There in 1653 he pubd. earliest set of (21) sonatas for 3, 4, and 5 parts (for 3 vns., va., bass viol, and continuo, the Purcell type of trio‐sonata). Returned to Eng. 1661 and became member of King's band.

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