Alfonso Ferrabosco (the elder)
Alfonso Ferrabosco (baptized January 18, 1543 – August 12, 1588) was an Italian composer. While mostly famous as the solitary Italian madrigalist working in England, and the one mainly responsible for the growth of the madrigal there, he also composed much sacred music. He also may have been a spy for Elizabeth I while he was in Italy.
His son, Alfonso Ferrabosco the younger was also a composer.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license