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Little is known about HONORÉ D’AMBRUYS, whose songs appeared in publications between 1660 and 1702. He was a pupil of Michel Lambert, to whom he dedicated his 1685 collection of songs. That book is of particular interest because D’Ambruys composed ornaments of the sort that other composers would leave it to the singers to add, providing a window into the performance practice of the day.

— Howard Posner plays lute and Baroque guitar and practices appellate law in Los Angeles.