1596–1662
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Jan­u­a­ry 5, 1596, Din­ton, Wilt­shire, Eng­land.

Oc­to­ber 21, 1662, Lon­don, Eng­land.

In the clois­ters of West­min­ster Ab­bey, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Lawes, tu­tor to the daugh­ters of the Earl of Bridge­wa­ter, is best known as a com­pos­er. He be­came a Gen­tle­man of the Cha­pel Roy­al in 1626, and a mem­ber of the King’s Mu­sick in 1631. He wrote ov­er 400 vo­cal piec­es, as well as an­thems and in­stru­ment­al com­po­si­tions.

His works in­clude:

  1. Battle
  2. Falkland
  3. Farley Cas­tle
  4. Whitehall