Ives, Simon, English organist and composer; b. Ware (baptized), July 20, 1600; d. London, July 1, 1662. He became organist at Christ Church and a vicar-choral at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London about 1630. He wrote music for masques at the court. With W. Lawes, he collaborated on music for Shirley’s masque The Triumphof Peace (1633–34). More than 100 of his works are extant, among them instrumental pieces, songs, catches, and rounds. Many of them were publ. in contemporary collections.
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