Rosseter, Philip

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Rosseter, Philip

Rosseter, Philip , English lutenist and composer; b. 1567 or 1568; d. London, May 5, 1623. He became a lutenist to King James I in 1603. From 1609 to 1617 he was active as a manager of theater companies, and oversaw productions at both the court and in public theaters. He was active with Campion, with whom he publ. a vol. of lute songs (1621). Among his other works were A Booke of Ayres, set foorth to be song to the Lute, Orpharian, and Bass Violl (London, 1601; ed. by E. Fellowes and rev. by T. Dart in The English Lute-Songs, series I, VIII, and IX, London, 2nd ed., 1966) and Lessons for Consort (London, 1609), as well as many lute pieces in contemporary collections.

Bibliography

J. Jeffreys, The Life and Works of P. R. (Wendover, 1990).

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