[Mr] Picforth

(fl 1580's)

English composer. Nothing is apparently known of his life. An In nomine survives in MS, unusual in that each instrumental part consists of note sof only one time-value throughout, the values differing in each of the five parts. Reese comments that although the piece is pedantic in principle, it is surprisingly satisfactory from the standpoint of sound.

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