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    last update: 18 Oct 2014

also known as
Michael Easte
Michael Est
Michael Este

Born: c. 1580 in London, England
Died: 1648 in Lichfield, England
Michael East
Organist, composer, and nephew of London music publisher Thomas East (c. 15401608). In 1606, he earned his title of Bachelor of Music at Cambridge, London, and was employed by Lichfield Cathedral as a choirmaster and organist from 1618 until his death at age 68 in 1648 .

Between 1601 and 1638, East published seven groups of vocal books:
Groups 1 and 2: madrigals for three and five voices
Groups 3 and 4: anthems, madrigals, pastorales, napolitans and fancies for four to six voices
Group 5: madrigals for three voices without continuous text, also for violin
Group 6: anthems for five and six voices
Group 7: violin works for two to four voices

One of his madrigals, "Hence, Stars Too Dim of Light", was included in Morley's "The Triumphs of Oriana" published in 1601.
For more complete information, please see
- - the Wiki article - - the CPDL article - - the WIMA article - -

A short selection of his work is below...
Titlesecularsacredavailable in
Dear, why do you joy? x NWC or MIDI
Farewell, False Love! x NWC or MIDI
Hence, Stars Too Dim of Light x NWC or MIDI
How Merrily We Live x NWC or MIDI
I Heard Three Virgins x NWC or MIDI
In dolorous complaining - - - Part 1 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
Since tears could not obtain - - - Part 2 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
Poor is the Life x NWC or MIDI
Quick, Quick, Away, Dispatch - - - Part 1 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
No haste but good - - - Part 2 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
Why runs away my love? - - - Part 1 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
Why do you seek by flight - - - Part 2 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
Why Smilest Thou, Sweet Jewel x NWC or MIDI

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