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BATESON (BATSON or BETSON), THOMAS

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 510 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BATESON (BATSON or BETSON), THOMAS, an English writer of madrigals in the early 17th century. He is said to have been organist of Chester cathedral in 1599, and is believed to have been the first musical graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. Heis known to have written church music, but his fame rests on his madrigals, which give him an important place among Elizabethan composers: He published a set of madrigals in 16o4 and a second set in 1618, and both collections have been reprinted in recent years. He died in 163o.
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