A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Savile, Jeremy

SAVILE, Jeremy, a composer of the middle of the 17th century, some of whose songs are included in 'Select Musicall Ayres and Dialogues,' 1653, is now only known by his 4-part song, 'The Waits,' printed in Playford's 'Musical Companion,' which, by long-standing custom is the last piece sung at the meetings of the Madrigal Society and similar bodies.

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