Bennet, John

Period: Renaissance

Born: c. 1570 in Lancastrian, England

Died: c. 1614

Nation of Origin: United Kingdom

Major Works:
Weep, o mine eyes
All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded

Other Information:
Bennet's year of death is extremely uncertain but it is likely he died sometime after 1614 when six of his songs were published in Briefe Discourse by Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582 - c. 1633). His madrigal, All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded, is number 4 in a collection of madrigals by 24 composers called The Triumphs of Oriana created in 1601 by Thomas Morley (1557-1602) in honor of Elizabeth I. Some of Bennet's works were reprinted in The English Madrigal School by the British Musicologist E. H. Fellowes (1870-1951).

General Bibliography:
Reese, Gustave, Music in the Renaissance, W.W. Norton & Company; November 1959, ISBN: 0393095304

Sachs, Curt, The Rise of Music in the Ancient World , W. W. Norton & Company, 1943, ASIN: 0393097188

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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