Marbeck [Merbecke], John
- David Mateer
Marbeck [Merbecke], John (c. 1505–1585?), composer and writer, was probably born in Beverley, Yorkshire, and may have trained as a chorister of the minster there. The chapter's payment to him during 1531–2 of a gratuity of 4s. in return for his donating musical compositions suggests that he had earlier connections with the church, and had made his gift on the occasion of a family visit to the town, where one ...