Barbireau, Jacobus b. 1455 d. August 7, 1491 Composer. A member of the Franco-Flemish School. He had a major reputation during the 1500s, mostly stemming from his song "Een vroylic wesen" ("A Plesant Being", c. 1485), a widely popular tune of the Renaissance period. It was used in Mass settings by Heinrich Issac and Jacob Obrecht, and various arrangements have been found throughout Europe. His other surviving compositions - two Masses, a Mass movement, the motet "Osculetur me", and the songs "Fair Love" and "Charming and Beautiful" -...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Antwerpen Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp, Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium
Bull, John b. 1562 d. March 13, 1628 Composer. A virtuoso keyboard player, he was also the probable composer of the tune that became England's National Anthem, "God Save The King/Queen". In 1613 he fled to Belgium to escape charges of lewd conduct, the Archbishop of Canterbury having complained, "Bull is as famous for marring of virginity as he is for fingering of organs and virginals". He settled in Antwerp and was organist of the cathedral there when he died. Needless to say he was not the prototype of the famous fictional...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Antwerpen Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp, Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium Plot: (Former Churchyard to the South of the building).