Weelkes, Thomas

(baptized 25 October 1576 – buried 1 December 1623, London)
   Composer, student of William Byrd, and organist at Chichester Cathedral from between October of 1601 and 1602 until 16 January 1617 when he was dismissed for drunkenness. He composed nine services, the most for a single major composer of his time, and completed more than 30 anthems.

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  • Weelkes, Thomas — (baptized Oct. 25, 1576, Elsted, Sussex?, Eng. died Nov. 30, 1623, London) British composer and organist. He published his first book of madrigals in 1597 and was appointed organist at Winchester College the following year. His next two books of… …   Universalium

  • Weelkes, Thomas — (bautizado el 25 oct. 1576, Elsted, ¿Sussex?, Inglaterra–30 nov. 1623, Londres). Compositor y organista británico. En 1597 publicó su primer libro de madrigales y al año siguiente fue nombrado organista del Winchester College. Al poco tiempo se… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Weelkes, Thomas — (?1576 1623)    English composer and organist from Elsted Sussex, one of the finest composers of English madrigals. In addition to madrigals, he wrote anthems and services, and he is noted for his word painting, lively rhythms, and highly… …   British and Irish poets

  • Thomas Weelkes — (baptised 25 October 1576 ndash; buried 1 December 1623) was an English composer and organist. He became organist of Winchester College in 1598, moving to Chichester Cathedral. His works are chiefly vocal, and include madrigals, anthems and… …   Wikipedia

  • WEELKES (T.) — WEELKES THOMAS (1576 env. 1623) Organiste et compositeur anglais, élève d’Oxford, Thomas Weelkes est l’un des plus grands madrigalistes de l’école anglaise. Son premier livre de madrigaux à trois, quatre, cinq et six voix fut publié en 1597. Deux …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Weelkes — Thomas Weelkes (* 1576; † 1623) war ein englischer Komponist und Organist der späten Renaissance. Weelkes war zwischen 1598 und bis etwa 1601 Organist am Winchester College und erhielt in Oxford den Grad eines Bachelor of Music. Seit 1602 war er… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thomas Tomkins — (1572 ndash; 9 June 1656) was a Welsh born composer of Cornish origins [http://www.thomastomkins.org.uk/page06 biography.htm] of the late Tudor and early Stuart period. In addition to being one of the prominent members of the English Madrigal… …   Wikipedia

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  • Thomas Weelkes — (1576 1623) est un compositeur anglais de la Renaissance. Baptisé dans le Sussex le 25 octobre 1576, Weelkes fut, de 1598 à environ 1601, organiste au collège de Winchester à Oxford où il reçut le diplôme de bachelier en musique. Il fut renvoyé… …   Wikipédia en Français

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