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Van Wilder [de Vuildre, Vanwilder, Van Wyllender, Welder, Wild, Wildroe, Wylde], Philiplocked

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(b ?Millam, nr Wormhout, c1500; d London, Feb 24, 1553). South Netherlandish composer and lutenist, active in England. He was one of Henry VIII’s most favoured musicians, rising to the position of head of the secular musical establishment of the royal household, a post later described as ‘Master of the King's Musick’. According to his grant of denization Van Wilder was ‘a native of the Emperor's dominions’. Francis Tregian in his early 17th-century manuscript anthology (...

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