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Thomas Ravenscroft

Short Name: Thomas Ravenscroft
Full Name: Ravenscroft, Thomas, 1592-1635?
Birth Year: 1592
Death Year: 1635

Thomas Ravenscroft United Kingdom 1592-1635. Born at Sussex, England, he allegedly sang in the choir at St Paul’s Cathedral. He attended music lectures at Gresham College. He was educated at Cambridge College, graduating in 1607. From 1618-1622 he was music master at Christ’s Hospital. Many of his works were aimed at pleasing a middle class lay public. He collected folk music: “Pammelia” (1609), “Deuteromelia” [includes the song “Three blind mice”](1609), “Melismata” (1611). He also published a metrical Psalter (the whole book of Psalms) in 1621. He composed 11 anthems, three motets, and four fantasies. He also wrote two treatises on music theory: “A briefe discourse of the true (but neglected) use of charact’ring the degrees” (1614), and “A treatise of musick”. He was an author, compiler, composer, editor, arranger, musician, bibliographer, contributor, antecedent, lyricist and creator. No informaton found regarding family. He died at London, England. 672 works. A reprint of his “Psalms” was published in 1844 by Canon Havergal.

John Perry


Tunes by Thomas Ravenscroft (23)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
[Alleluia! Sing for joy and celebrate]T. Ravenscroft (Composer)317151 12234 3254
BANGOR (Tansur)Ravenscroft (Composer)353215 17655 56765
BRISTOL (Ravenscroft)Thomas Ravenscroft (1590?-1634?) (Composer)654231 22143 22122
BRISTOL (55555)Thomas Ravenscroft (Editor)155555 55511 11155
CANTERBURY (Playford)Ravenscroft (Composer)113231 23443 21322
DA PACEM (Ravenscroft)Thomas Ravenscroft (Composer)356711 76515 34362
DAVID (Ravenscroft)Thomas Ravenscroft (Composer)2
DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)Thomas Ravenscroft (Arranged for tenor lead)2213451 23432 11715
DUNFERMLINGThomas Ravenscroft (Composer)213543 21543 27353
DURHAM (Ravenscroft)Thomas Ravenscroft, 1592?-1635? (Composer (melody and bass))415365 31243 56655
[Let us give thanks to the Lord] (Ravenscroft)T. Ravenscroft (Composer)255511 12223 33311
LINCOLN (Ravenscroft)Thomas Ravenscroft (Composer)232171 65551 12111
LINCOLN (Ravenscoft)Thomas Ravenscroft (Composer)512321 17115 44344
LONDON OLD (13122)Thomas Ravenscroft (Harmonizer)113122 11432 12712
MANCHESTER (Ravenscroft)Thomas Ravenscroft (Composer)313453 46557 3543
[O all ye Works of the Lord] (Ravenscroft)T. Ravenscroft (Composer)3
OLD 120THThomas Ravenscroft, 1592?-1635? (Harmonizer)113456 55671 67517
OLD 104THThomas Ravenscroft (Composer)813215 34654 4576
[Remember, O thou man, O thou man]Thomas Ravenscroft (Composer)111132 17712 77111
SALISBURY (Ravenscroft's Psalmes)Thomas Ravenscroft (Composer)212435 54536 54435
ST. DAVID (Ravenscroft)Thomas Ravenscroft (Composer)415135 43215 14655
ST. FLAVIANThomas Ravenscroft (Tenor-lead arrangement)111713 22114 31233
SUNDERLAND (Ravenscroft)Ravenscroft (Composer)311231 27123 45342
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