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Nicholas Lanier

Nicholas Lanier

Nicholas Lanier


Nicholas Lanier, sometimes Laniere (1588–1666) was an English composer, singer, lutenist, and painter. Lanier was baptised at Greenwich on the10th September 1588; he was the son of John Lanier, who was the son of Nicholas Lanier the Elder. He was first taught by his father, John, who played the sackbut. In 1613 he composed a masque for the marriage of the Earl of Somerset jointly with Giovanni Coperario and others. He also wrote music and made sets for Ben Jonson's The Masque of Augurs and Lovers Made Men. Read more on Last.fm
Nicholas Lanier, sometimes Laniere (1588–1666) was an English composer, singer, lutenist, and painter. Lanier was baptised at Greenwich on the10th September 1588; he was the son of John Lanier, who was the son of Nicholas Lanier the Elder. He was first taught by his father, John, who played the sackbut. In 1613 he composed a masque for the marriage of the Earl of Somerset jointly with Giovanni Coperario and others. He also wrote music and made sets for Ben Jonson's The Masque of Augurs and Lovers Made Men. In the 1610s, Lanier was appointed as a lutenist to the King's band.

He also sang and played the viol. From 1625 he made a series of visits to Italy to collect paintings for the King, including most of the art collection of the Dukes of Mantua. During this time he heard the new Italian music being written by the likes of Claudio Monteverdi. This led to him being one of the first English composers to introduce monody and recitative to England. In 1626, Lanier became the first to hold the title Master of the King's Musick.

During the Commonwealth of England he lived in the Netherlands, but returned to resume his duties in 1660.. Lanier died on the 24th February 1666 in East Greenwich. One of his grandfather's direct descendants was Tennessee Williams. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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