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Dering [Deering, Dearing, Diringus etc.], Richardlocked

  • Peter Platt
  •  and Jonathan P. Wainwright


(bc1580; d London, bur. March 22, 1630). English composer and organist. He was the illegitimate son of Henry Dering of Liss, Hampshire. According to a pedigree (in GB-Lbl Add.5534), his mother was Elizabeth, sister of Henry, Lord Grey of Ruthin and 6th Earl of Kent, but she is mentioned in no other record of the Grey family (who were related to the Derings by marriage). The usual account of his career is that he was a Catholic brought up and trained in Italy, but the styles of his music and what is known of his family make it more likely that he was trained in England and was converted to Catholicism later. The first contemporary document about him is his supplication for the degree of BMus from Christ Church, Oxford, in ...

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