George Mason


English composer. Published (with John Earsden) The Ayres That Were Sung And Played, at Brougham Castle in Westmerland, in the Kings Entertainment....1618.This included some of the few masque songs that survive from the period immediately after 1613. The Mason-Earsden songs put the declamatory technique already observed in the masque songs of Ferrabosco and Lanier to good effect. Little is otherwise known of him.

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