Daniel Batchelar (Composer)
Born: 16th March 1572, Aston Clinton, Bucks. UK
Died: 29th January 1619, Kent, UK
Daniel Bacheler, also variously spelt Bachiler, Batchiler or Batchelar, was an English lutenist and composer. Of all the English lutenist-composers, he is now credited as probably being the most successful in his own lifetime.
Bacheler was born in the Buckinghamshire village of Aston Clinton, a son of Richard Bachelor and his wife Elizabeth (née Cardell). He served an apprenticeship with his uncle, Thomas Cardell, who was a lutenist and dancing-master in the court of Queen Elizabeth I.
He worked for Sir Francis Walsingham, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and finally as a groom of the privy chamber for Queen Anne of Denmark, consort of James I.
At the royal court he composed some fifty lute pieces. These included a number of pavans, galliards, almaines and fantasies, including a set of variations on the popular tune "Monsieurs Almaine".
All Works: Batchelar
- A Gallyard by Mr Dan Bacheler (2)
- Almain (2)
- Commonly Knowne By The Name of Monsiuers Almaine (1)
- Courante (4)
- Daniel's Almain (2)
- Daniel's Trial (1)
- Fantasie (2)
- La jeune fillette (4)
- Mall Symes, for lute (1)
- Mounsiers Almaine (10)
- Pavan (4)
- Pavan 4 (1)
- Pavan and Galliard (1)
- Pavin (5)
- Prelude (4)
- Sir Francis Walsingham's Goodmorrow (1)
- The Lady Walsingham's Conceits (1)
- The Widow's Mite (1)
- To Plead my Faith (5)
- Une Jeune Fillette (4)