BRADE, WILLIAM [SSNE 7806]

Surname
BRADE
First name
WILLIAM

Text source

William Brade (1560-1630) was a violin and viola player in the early-modern period. Like many musicians, he was itinerant, working in both Germany and Denmark: around 1590 he was employed at the Brandenburg court, and in 1594 he also began to work at the Copenhagen court of King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway. He actually travelled regularly between the two until 1606. Between 1608-10 and 1613-15 Brade worked as a city musician in Hamburg and he also had three of his dances published there. Duke Frederik III of Schleswig-Holstein appointed Brade as Hofkapellmeister from 1622-5, but after that he returned to Hamburg.

Julie Ann Sadie, Companion to Baroque Music, Schirmer Books, New York, 1991, pp.159-160.

Service record

GERMANY, BRANDENBURG COURT
Departed 1606-12-31
Capacity MUSICIAN, VIOLINIST, purpose ROYAL SERVICE
DENMARK, COPENHAGEN ROYAL COURT
Departed 1606-12-31
Capacity MUSICIAN, VIOLINIST, purpose ROYAL SERVICE
HAMBURG, HAMBURG
Departed 1610-12-31
Capacity CITY MUSICIAN, purpose CIVIC
 
Departed 1615-12-31
Capacity CITY MUSICIAN, purpose CIVIC
SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN, DUKE FREDERIK'S COURT
Departed 1625-12-31, as HOFKAPELLMEISTER
Capacity MUSICIAN, purpose ROYAL SERVICE