Vautor, Thomas, English composer; b. c. 1590; d. place and date unknown. He was in the service of the Villiers family, and was admitted B.Mus. of Oxford through Lincoln Coll. (1616). He publ. The First Set, beeing Songs of Divers Ayres and Natures, of Five and Sixe Parts, Apt for Vyols and Voyces (London, 1619-20; ed. in The English Madrigalists, XXXIV, 1958).
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