Thomas Weelkes (1576 - 1623 / England)
Believed to be the son of a clergyman Weelkes was born on the 25th October 1576, at Elstead, Surry.
He was educated in New College, Oxford, and in 1598 became the organist of Winchester College. It was here that he composed some of his greatest madrigals, which appeared in two volumes published in 1598 and 1600.
He graduated from New College in 1602 and was appointed organist and master chorist at Chichester Cathedral, until he was eventually dismissed for drunkenness and profanity of language.
Nearly 100 of his madrigals survive today, many still in use in christian services, including Hosanna to the son of David.
Upon his death on the 3rd November ... more »
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