Born: c. 1570 in Lancastrian, England
Died: c. 1614
Nation of Origin: United Kingdom
Weep, o mine eyes
All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded
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).
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
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