Francis Tregian  (1574-1619)
Last updated: 17.09.18
According to The Oxford Companion to Music, Francis Tregian was a Cornish musical amateur to whose interest and diligence we owe three vary valuable compilations:
  • The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
  • a collection of over eleven hundred madrigals, etc., and some instrumental pieces (British Museum, Egerton Manuscript 3665)
  • a smaller collection similar to the previous (New York Public Library)
He was the son of a Catholic exile, was educated in France , and became Chamberlain to Cardinal Allen, in Rome (1592-4). He returned to England to claim his father's estate in Cornwall. In 1609 he was convicted of recusancy [according to The Oxford English Reference Dictionary, recusant = a person who refuses submission to an authority or compliance with a regulation, especially. Historically, one who refuses to attend services of the Church of England] and incarcerated in the Fleet Prison, London, where he died. It was during this period that he copied the manuscripts.
 
Websites:
url15.gif Francis Tregian (the younger) Brief biography by www.hoasm.org  
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Books:
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book15.gif  Francis Tregian, 1548-1608: A Truly Catholic Cornishman Raymond Trudgian flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  Le trajet d'une riviere Anne Cuneo flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
Recorder Sheet Music
Balla d'amore (c.1615) (D/D/A/T/B)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Loux Music Publishing Co. (LMP0052)
763414.gifThe Cuckoo is a Pretty Bird (S(D)/D/A/T/B)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest (HARA072)