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Blacksmith, Henry [Blakesmit, Blakismet]locked

  • Ian D. Bent

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(flc1261). English singer. One of three Englishmen described by the late 13th-century theorist Anonymus 4 as ‘good singers’ of mensural polyphony, who sang with great refinement (‘valde deliciose’). The theorist referred to him as ‘Blakesmit, at the court of the late King Henry [III]’. He was clerk of the king's chapel in ...

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Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association
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