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Composer: Philips, Peter (1561-1628)

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Year of birth1561
Year of death1628
NationalityUnknown
PeriodEarly
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English exiles return to St John's Smith Square

The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble  ©  Hugh Beauchamp
While early English Baroque is not an area of music which generally comes to mind when we think of controversial composers, it seems that the scores of composers we now associate with purity and conventionalism had their own streaks of radicalism in their time, political and otherwise, and a fair few were exiled.
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