Aliases: Michael Este
Born: c. 1580
English composer. Probably the son of Thomas East. Provided a madrigal to The Triumphs of Oriana (1601); took a B.Mus. at Cambridge in 1606; perhaps served the Hatton family for a time; cited as a clerk at Ely Cathedral, 1609–14. He was master of the choristers at Lichfield by 1618; supplied an anthem for St. John's College, Oxford, in 1620. He issued seven publications: two madrigal books (1604, 1606); two varied collections of madrigals, consort songs, and anthems, the earlier print also containing a series of viol fancies (1610, 1618); two books exclusively for viol (1618–38); and a collection of anthems and consort songs. Service music and other anthems remain in manuscript.
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List of choral works
Sacred songs and anthems
- As they departed
- Awake and stand up
- Blow out the trumpet
- I have roared
- Sing we merrily unto God
- When Israel came out of Egypt
Secular songs and madrigals
- Dainty white pearl
- Dear, why do you joy?
- Farewell, false love
- Follow me, sweet love and soul's delight
- Hence, stars too dim of light
- How merrily we live
- I fall and then I rise again
- I heard three virgins
- In dolorous complaining
- No haste but good
- O metaphysical tobacco
- Poor is the life
- Quick, quick, away, dispatch!
- Since tears could not obtain
- To hear men sing
- What doth my pretty darling?
- What heart such doubled force?
- Why do you seek by flight?
- Why runs away my love?
- Why smilest thou, sweet jewel?
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- Published Madrigales to 3. 4. and 5. parts: apt for viols and voices (1604)
- The Second Set of Madrigales to 3. 4. and 5. parts (1606)
- The Third Set of Bookes (1610)
- The Fourth Set of Bookes (1619)
- The Fift Set of Bookes … as apt for Vyols as Voyces (1618)
- The Sixt Set of Bookes (1624)
- The Seventh Set of Bookes (1638) (exclusively instrumental)