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William Brade (Composer)

Born: c. 1560, England

Died: 26th February 1630, Hamburg

Nationality: English

William Brade 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.

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