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Thomas Weelkes (Composer)

Born: 25th October 1576, Sussex, England

Died: 30th November 1623, London, England

Nationality: English

Thomas Weelkes 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 services.

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Presto Music Classical Podcast, Episode 35: Tom & Will (& Jimmy & Roddy) – Tudor Anniversaries with Fretwork and The King's Singers

Patrick Dunachie of The King's Singers and Richard Boothby of Fretwork talk about the madrigals and instrumental music of two Tudor titans.

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