Elway Bevin

(1554 - 1638)

English or Welsh composer and theorist. A pupil of Tallis, he was Vicar-choral of Wells Cathedral 1575-8, and organist at Bristol Cathedral fron 1589. A member of the Chapel Royal from 1605, but on account of his adherence to Catholicism lost his post in 1637. He composed some Anglican church music and a setting of the folk song known as 'Browning' in the Cosyn Virginal Book, and wrote treatises on methods of constructing canons in up to 60 parts, incuding a Briefe and Short Instruction of the Art of Musick (1631).

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