Henry Lawes Cavalier Songwriter
Last updated: 17.12.19
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Henry Lawes (1596-1662) has long been acknowledged as
the leading English songwriter of the period of Charles I. He
collaborated with Milton in Comus (1634) and among his
hundreds of songs are settings of many famous lyrics by
Cavalier poets such as Carew, Herrick, and Suckling. New
recordings and musical editions of his work reflect his
continued and increasing importance. This study, the first
published since 1940, combines an account of his life with an
analysis of his development as a songwriter.