Born: January 5, 1596, Dinton, Wiltshire, England.
Died: October 21, 1662, London, England.
Buried: In the cloisters of Westminster Abbey, London, England.
Lawes, tutor to the daughters of the Earl of Bridgewater, became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1626, and a member of the
King’s Musick in 1631.
Lawes is best known as a composer. He wrote over 400 vocal pieces, as well as anthems and instrumental compositions. His works include: