Benet, John, English composer who flourished in the 15th century. His extant works (masses, mass movements, and motets) number 21 pieces. His motets Lux fulget ex Anglia and Tellus purpurium are in B. Trowell, Music Under the Plantagenets (diss., Univ. of Cambridge, 1960), and his isorythmic motet Gaude pia Magdalena is in Early English Church Music, VIII (1968); other works have also been publ. in modern eds.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire