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Weelkes

Thomas. ?1575--1623, English composer of madrigals
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Byrd closes with a candid assessment of his personality, character, and musical legacy and a thoughtful accounting of the celebrated composer's stature and influence among his contemporaries, pupils, and successors, including Thomas Morley, Thomas Tomkins, Thomas Weelkes, Orlando Gibbons, Peter Philips, John Bull, and Henry Purcell.
Composers include Renaissance masters Thomas Weelkes, Leonhard Lechner, Jacques Arcadelt, Nicholas Gombert, Juan del Encina and Pedro de Escobar.
The name, he says, has nothing to do with the current Queen but harks back to Elizabeth I, who engaged the services of six favoured musicians to write and perform for her at court - Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, Thomas Morley, Orlando Gibbons and Thomas Weelkes.
This will include madrigals by Thomas Weelkes, John Wilbye, Thomas Campion and John Bennet.
Among the major developments surrounding this relocation of the department from various bolt-holes around the Edgbaston campus has been the appointment of CBSO chorus director Simon Halsey as director of choral studies, and he and his MA choral conducting students lead a programme of Britten, Purcell, Rutter, Tomkins, Vaughan Williams, Weelkes and Wilby, performed by the Birmingham University Singers and the University Women's Choir on November 23 (7.
Purcell, Locke, Blow, Weelkes and Croft are the best known of the group, but this disc of mostly anthems also includes pieces by Martin Peerson, John Coperario, Robert Ramsey, Thomas Lupo and John Milton (father of the poet).
Mount Aetna is illustrated in a song by Thomas Weelkes, one of
In his notes for a CD that includes The Morning of the Year, as well as The Golden Goose, Raymond Head states that the Scottish composer Granville Bantock was the first to use the term 'choral ballet', and suggests that there was a conscious attempt on Holst's part to link back to the 'Balletts' of Thomas Weelkes and Thomas Morley, which combined dance and song.
There will be music by Byrd, Gibbons, Weelkes, Hume, Peerson and East and readings from Shakespeare, Stow, Herrick and Evelyn.
Well-known madrigals from John Bennet and Thomas Weelkes, along with motets by William Byrd, complete the musical score.
We looked up Weelkes and he seemed like a solid dude, writing some classic 17th century madrigals.
There are all the favourites: Bach, Stanford, Parry, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Holst, plus some less well-known names such as Bairstow, Morley, Cavendish and Weelkes.