Peter Philips

Composer; born England, c.1560; died probably Belgium, c.1633. Having left England before 1590, he settled in the Netherlands, becoming organist to the Archduke Albert and Archduchess Isabella. After taking orders, he received a canonry at Soignies, 1610, and in 1623 one at Bethune. Most of his works were printed by Phalese at Antwerp and include canzoni, madrigals, innumerable instrumental works, masses for six, eight and nine voices, and motets for eight voices. His Cantiones sacrae are included in the repertoire of the Westminster Cathedral choir.

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