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9 Masque Dances

By William Brade

9 Masque Dances
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Composed by William Brade (1560-1630). Recorder Quintets. Thesaurus Musicus. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.LPMTM32).

Item Number: MM.LPMTM32

William Brade (1560 - 1630) was an English composer, violinist, and viol player of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras, mainly active in northern Germany. He was the first Englishman to write a canzona, an Italian form, and probably the first to write a piece for solo violin.
These pieces are somewhat similar to Adsons Courtly Masquing Ayres, though a little more polished, Brades pieces provide satisfying polyphonic settings of some of the more popular masque tunes of the period such as Cupararee (Grays Inn).

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