Tobias Hume United Kingdom


Tobias Hume (1569?-1645) was an English composer, viol player, and soldier. Little is known of his life. Some have suggested that he was born in 1569 because he was admitted to the London Charterhouse in 1629, a prerequisite to which was being at least sixty years old, though there is no certainty over this. He had made his living as a professional soldier, probably as a mercenary. He was an officer with the Swedish and Russian armies. His published music includes pieces for viols (including many solo works for the lyra viol) and songs.

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