DURHAM (Ravenscroft)

DURHAM (Ravenscroft)

Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
Published in 15 hymnals


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Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582 or 1592 – 1635) was an English musician, theorist and editor, notable as a composer of rounds and catches, and especially for compiling collections of British folk music. Little is known of Ravenscroft's early life. He probably sang in the choir of St. Paul's Cathedral from 1594, when a Thomas Raniscroft was listed on the choir rolls and remained there until 1600 under the directorship of Thomas Giles. He probably received his bachelor's degree in 1605 from Cambridge. Ravenscroft's principal contributions are his collections of folk music, including catches, rounds, street cries, vendor songs, "freeman's songs" and other anonymous music, in three collections: Pammelia (1609), Deuteromelia or The Seconde… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 15365 31243 56655
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain
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