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Robert Ballard Le Angelique

Robert Ballard (ca. 1572 or 1575, probably in Paris – after 1650) was a prominent French lutenist and composer.[1] His father, Robert Ballard Senior (ca. 1527-1588) was the head of the well-known music publishers, "Le Roy and Ballard", founded in 1551 with cousin Adrian Le Roy (a notable virtuoso lutenist and composer of the period)[2].
From 1612 he entered the service of the French Regent, Maria de Medici, and was tutor to the young King Louis XIII, becoming a lutenist and composer (musicien ordinaire du roi) at the royal court in 1618[3]. He published two books of lute works - Premier Livre de tablature de luth (1611) and Diverses Pieces mises sur le luth (1614).

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