Richard Alison [Allison]

(fl. 1580-1610)

English composer. In the service of the Countess of Warwick through 1599, then in the service of Sir John Scudamore. His Psalms of David in Meter(1599) was a much admired collection of settings à 4 or for one voice and lute; An Hour's Recreation in musicke, apt for instruments and voyces.(1606) is a mixture of madrigals and anthems. He also contributed to East's and Ravenscroft's psalters, and Morley's Consort Lessons.

A Partial Richard Alison Discography  |   The English Madrigalists  |   English Lute Composers before 1635   |   IV M: England Through 1635  | The English Lutenists