Thomas Greaves


English lutenist and composer. Apparently while in the service of Sir Henry Pierrepoint, he published in 1604 a volume of madrigals and lute songs, Songes of Sundrie kindes: First Aires to be sung to the Lute, and Base Violl. Next, Songs of sadnesse, for the Viols and Voyce. Lastly, Madrigalles, for five voyces..., some of which are of very high quality.

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