DANIEL BACHELER (1572 - 1619)
The name of Daniel Bacheler, variously spelt, appears in a number of contemporary documents, making it clear that he was in the English royal service in the early years of the 17th century, and that he was associated with the influential families of the Sidneys and Walsinghams.
Lute and Consort Music
Bacheler’s lute music appeared in two volumes, published by Robert Dowland in 1610. The pieces are principally pavans, galliards, almains and preludes, in the English lute style of the time. His consort music is found in the Walsingham Consort Books, and his surviving song, To Plead My Faith, seems to have enjoyed contemporary popularity.