Dixon & and Muthesius (1985);
A. S. Gray (1985);
Pe: BoE, Suffolk (1974);
Jane Turner (1996);
Williamson,, Riches,, & and Higgs (1990)
Young, William, English viol player and composer; b. place and date unknown; d. Innsbruck, April 23, 1662. By at least 1652 he was in the service of the Archduke Ferdinand Karl in Innsbruck, and accompanied him on sojourns to Italy. Another William Young, who was a violinist in the royal music of Charles II in London (1660-71), may have been his son. The elder Young was a distinguished composer of music for the viol. His publ. works comprise Almain and Sarabande for Lyra-viol (1651), and 11 Sonate à 3, 4, 5 voci con alcune allemand, correnti e balletti à 3 (Innsbruck, 1653; 11 sonatas and 4 suites ed. in 1930); various other instrumental works remain in MS.
W. Whittaker, The Concerted Music of W. Y.(Oxford, 1931).
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