Lawrence Squier (died 1493)[1] was an English cleric and choirmaster.

King Henry VII of England formally appointed him Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal in 1486, a post which he retained until 1493.[1] He was the first to be appointed with the official title that all succeeding postholders held, Magister Puerorum Capelle (Master of the Children of the Chapel), the previous incumbent being "Master of Song".[1]

Unlike most other holders of the post, Squier was not a Gentleman of the Chapel but was a chaplain in the royal household.[2] Prior to becoming Master of the Children he was a prebendary of the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Charles William Wallace (1912). The evolution of English drama up to Shakespeare.
  2. ^ Fiona Louise Kisby (1996), The Royal Household Chapel in Early Tudor London 1485-1547 (Thesis), University of London, p. 104
  3. ^ Andrew Ashbee, ed. (1993). Records of English Court Music: Volume VII: 1485-1558. Routledge. p. 8.
  4. ^ William Campbell, ed. (2012). Materials for a History of the Reign of Henry VII. 1. Cambridge University Press. p. 551.