1596–1662
portrait

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