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Gregory Walker

The passamezzo moderno

 

A 'Gregory' was the name of a wig worn in the sixteenth century and said to have been invented by a barber named Gregory. In the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries a lute, viol, or fiddle was part of the furniture of a barber's shop and his customers, while waiting for a hair cut or some minor operation, would amuse themselves on the instruments provided."

 

Thomas Morley

(c1557-1602) observed:

 

 

"That name [the Gregory Walker] in derision they have given this quadrant pavane because it 'walketh' amongst the barbers and fiddlers more common than any other."

 

*Source

Alec Harman (1952)