Tobias Hume

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Tobias Hume (possibly 1579 – 16 April 1645) was a Scottish [1] composer, viol player and soldier. [2]


Tobias Hume is the main character of the novel Loot and Loyalty written by Jerzy Pietrkiewicz. [6]

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  1. McGuiness, David. Captain Tobias Hume: A Scottish Soldier (liner notes). Concerto Caledonia. it was only in 1991 that the court accounts of James VI's consort Anne of Denmark were found to establish his nationality, in a 1606 payment to 'Tobias Hume a Scottish Musicion in reward from her Majestie'.
  2. 1 2 "Hume, Tobias"  . Dictionary of National Biography . London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  3. Michael Morrow, Colette Harris, and Frank Traficante, "Hume, Tobias", Grove Music Online, edited by Deane Root. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press (accessed 22 April 2015),
  4. 1 2 "Hume [For 2 to play on 1 viol]: The prince´s almayne Cichoń & Urbanetz". YouTube .
  5. Peter Walls, "Bow" II. Bowing, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001): §2, xi.
  6. Pietrkiewicz, Jerzy (18 May 1919). "Loot And Loyalty" via Internet Archive.

Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain : "Hume, Tobias". Dictionary of National Biography . London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.