Robert Hales


English lutenist composer. Lutenist in the Queen's Musick 1582 - 1603. In service to Queen Anne 1605-16. Groom of the Privy Chamber 1615. A favourite singer of Queen Elizabeth I. His only surviving song O Eyes, leave off your weeping,was included in Robert Dowland's A Musicall Banquetof 1610.

English Lute Composers before 1635   |   IV M: England Through 1635
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