Alfonso Ferrabosco II

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Life

Born: 1543

Died: 1588

Biography Composer's father: Alfonso Ferrabosco (Alfonso Ferrabosco (I); This composer: was his son, Alfonso Ferrabosco (II).

Alfonso Ferrabosco (I) was baptized January 18, 1543 – August 12, 1588, and was an Italian composer. While mostly famous as the solitary Italian madrigalist working in England, and the one mainly responsible for the growth of the madrigal there, he also composed much sacred music. He also may have been a spy for Elizabeth I while he was in Italy.

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