William White (composer)
According to Ernst Hermann Meyer, "White is chiefly known from three fantasias a 5, and seven a 6; chiefly in Oxford, Christ Church MS. 2. Little is known of his career." His consort music appears in Reverend Thomas Myriell's score compilations, though not in the more famous Tregian's.
In certain fantasias of White (singled out by Meyer), as with some by Thomas Lupo the elder and Alfonso Ferrabosco the younger, soloistic elements - the juxtaposition of sections where the parts are treated equally, with sections where one instrument has a part of more virtuosic or melodic interest than the others - anticipate the concerto grosso to come.
- "Entry for an Archival Recording of William White's Music at Cornell University". 1977. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
- Meyer, English Chamber Music, p. 165.
- "Composers Starting with W" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 9 March 2009. (by Tregian's, in that document, may be meant the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Tregian's authorship of which has come into dispute).
- Meyer, p. 165.
- Meyer, Ernst Hermann (1946). English Chamber Music: The History of a Great Art, From the Middle Ages to Purcell. London: Lawrence & Wishart. OCLC 420311.
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