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Banister, John (1624/5–1679), violinist and composer

Peter Walls

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/1281

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Banister, John (1624/5–1679), violinist and composer, was the son of a wait in St Giles-in-the-Fields, London. He played (alongside Thomas Baltzar) in William Davenant's Siege of Rhodes (scheduled for September 1656 but possibly not performed for another three years). Pepys heard him perform at the ...

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Subjects: Strings ; Composition

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