John Banister

John Banister Sheet Music

  • Born
    1625
  • Died
    3rd October 1679
  • Birthplace
    London, England

John Banister was an English composer. He was a violinist in the King's Music from 1660 until his death and from 1672 was host to some of the earliest public concerts recorded. As a composer he was most important for instrumental works, including grounds and dance movements; he also wrote songs for the Davenant-DrydenTempest (1667) and other productions. His son John (d ?1725), who succeeded him in the King's Musick, was active in public concerts and composed small-scale works.

Title Form Instrument
A Division upon a Ground Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
The Ariels Songs in the Play call´d The Tempest Song Cycle Voice(s) and Instruments