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Michael Cavendish (Composer)

Born: c. 1565, UK

Died: 1628, London, UK

Nationality: English

Michael Cavendish was an English composer of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

A grandson of the writer George Cavendish and second cousin to Arabella Stuart, he spent much time at court and was for a time composer to the future King Charles I of England. In 1598 he published a set of songs with lute accompaniment, called Ayres in Tabletorie. He also collaborated with Thomas Morley.

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