Henry Abyngdon (Habyngton)

(c1418 - 1497)

English composer. A member of the Duke of Gloucester's household chapel 1445 - 1447, and then Succentor at Wells cathedral and Master of the Chapel of the Duke of Gloucester 1447 - 1455; Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal from 1455 until 1478. In 1463 he became the first known recipient of a music degree (the Cambridge B.Mus.). He was highly esteemed as organist and composer (as Sir Thomas More's Latin epitaphs to him show), but none of his music survives.

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