Arts Music Composition Composers L Leighton, William, Sir
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A member of the landed gentry, English composer and poet Sir William Leighton (c. 1560/65-c. 1617/20) compiled eight consort and partsongs of his own with those of Bull, Byrd, Gibbons, and others into The Teares and Lamentations of a Sorrowful Soule in 1614, while in prison for debt.

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Sir William Leighton
Brief biography linked to essay on period music and names of others whose works he included in The Teares and Lamentations of a Sorrowful Soule.
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