Maynard, John , English lutenist, bass, and composer; b. St. Albans, Hertfordshire (baptized), Jan. 5, 1577; d. after 1614. He received lute training at St. Julians school in Hertfordshire. In 1588 he entered the service of King Christian IV of Denmark in Copenhagen as a bass singer, but in 1601 he absconded. He pubi, the satirical collection The XII Wonders of the World (London, 1611), which includes 12 songs with Lute and Bass Viol, 6 dances for Lute and Basso Continuo, and 7 pavans for Lyra Viol and Bass Viol ad libitum.
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