William Cornyshe  (1468-1523)
Last updated: 28.08.18
According to The Oxford Companion to Music, William Cornyshe was a noted composer, playwright, actor and pageant master (and, curiously , on occasion, provider of guttering, paving, and even sanitary conveniences) about the court of Henry VIII . In some of these varied and useful capacities he served his master at the Field of the Cloth of Gold, to which he took ten choir boys, being allowed twopence a day for their "diette". Some of his sacred music, a little music for viols, and also some jovial secular choral compositions, survive.
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4 Instrumental Pieces (A/T/B) (748939)
3 Scores.
Publisher: London Pro Musica (EML0228)