English Renaissance composer, musician, and instrument builder John Bull (c. 1562-1628) wrote for, played on and built organs and other keyboards, especially the virginal. (The virginal is a type of harpsichord--it plucks its strings--but these strings run side to side instead of from front to back.) Among his works are The King's Hunt and Walsingham, a piece with theme and thirty variations. Along with Byrd and Gibbons, some of his works were published in the 1611 collection Parthenia.
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Bull, John (1562 - 1628)
Brief biographical sketch and summary of his keyboard music.
Bull, John (c. 1562 - 1628), United Kingdom
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Classical Archives: John Bull
Biography and audio files offered in MIDI format.
Extended biography with illustrations, links, and a partial discography from Here on a Sunday Morning on WBAI FM in New York.
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