Saturday, 26 November 2005

John Marbeck

I had a research idea yesterday, concerning one John Marbeck, a Tudor composer who was nearly martyred with the Windsor martyrs of 1543. He was spared by the Bishop of Windsor, because he had friends in high places. No one can find any music composed by him after 1550, although we don't think he died until ca. 1585. He was a radical protestant and wrote Calvinist tracts, at a time when England was trying to decide if it was Catholic or protestant. Cool; I love rebels.

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