The Tudor Society

Composer and musician John Wilbye

On this day in history, 7th March 1574, John Wilbye, composer and musician, was baptised at Diss in Norfolk. Wilbye composed and published two sets of madrigals, and also contributed "The Lady Oriana" to a collection in praise of Elizabeth I in 1601, and two madrigals to William Leighton's 1614 collection.

Here are some YouTube videos of some of his compositions being performed:

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