Brade, William, English-born German violinist and composer; b. 1560; d. Hamburg, Feb. 26, 1630. He settled in Germany about 1590, and thereafter was a court musician in various localities, including Brandenburg, Copenhagen, Bückeburg, Hamburg, Güstrow, and Berlin. He composed a number of popular collections of dances.
Newe ausserlesene Paduanen, Galliarden, Canzonen, Allmand und Coranten...auff alien musicalischen Instrumenten lie-blich zu gebrauchen (Hamburg, 1609); Newe ausserlesene Paduanen und Galliarden...aujf alien musicalischen Instrumenten und insonderheit aujf Piolen lieblich zu gebrauchen (Hamburg, 1614); Newe ausserlesene liebliche Branden, Intraden, Mascharaden, Balletten, All’manden, Couranten, Volten, Aufzüge und frembde Tänze...insonderheit auff Piolen zu gebrauchen (Hamburg and Lubeck, 1617); Mélodieuses paduanes, chansons, galliardes (Antwerp, 1619); Newe lustige Volten, Couranten, Balletten, Paduanen, Galliarden, Masqueraden, auch allerley arth newer frantzòsischer Ta’ntze (Berlin, 1621).
C. Huber, The Life and Music of W. B.(diss., Univ. of N.C., 1965).
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