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Why was John Wood also know as John Bull?

Dear Friends, For this Sunday’s sequence, Cheryl and I will play Ayre by John Wood, who is also sometimes known historically as John Bull. It is believed that Wood was born around 1562. The records of his birth are incomplete, leaving even his family name in question. We do know that he became a renowned musician in his day, famous for both his playing and his skill as an organ-builder. He was educated at Oxford and later became a member of the Royal Court, entering into the service of King James. Enjoy the music this weekend - and until we meet again, take care and stay well! David

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