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Taverner, Johnlocked

  • Paul Doe,
  • Hugh Benham
  •  and Roger Bowers


(b south Lincs., c 1490; d Boston, Lincs., 18 Oct 1545). English composer. He was the most important English composer of the first part of the 16th century, and is known chiefly for his sacred music.

Taverner’s career has been much misunderstood by his modern biographers, and the following account of his life relies on a re-examination of the sources. The date of his birth is unknown. Some point around the year ...

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