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Thomas East

Short Name: Thomas East
Full Name: East, Thomas, 1540?-1608?
Birth Year (est.): 1540
Death Year (est.): 1608

His name is variously spelled Easte, Est, Este, and East

Wikipedia Biography

Thomas East, (also spelled Easte, Est, or Este) (c.1540 – January 1609), was an English printer who specialised in music. He has been described as a publisher, but that claim is debatable (the specialties of printer and bookseller/publisher were usually practiced separately). He nevertheless made an important contribution to musical life in England. He printed the significant madrigal collection, Musica Transalpina, which appeared in 1588.

Tunes by Thomas East (4)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
CHESHIREThomas Este (Composer)211233 22113 34755
OLD 120THThomas East (Composer)113456 55671 67517
WINCHESTER OLDThomas Este (Composer)613321 44323 55453
WINDSOR (Tye)Thomas Este, 1540?-1608? (Harmonizer)111232 11735 43233

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