English composer and organist Thomas Weelkes was baptised in Elsted near Chichester on 25 October 1576. His first volume of madrigals was published in 1597, and he was organist of Winchester College from 1598 for two to three years. From 1601 or 1602 until his death on 30 November 1623 he was organist of Chichester Cathedral. As a composer, he is known mainly for his madrigals, anthems and church services.
A Treasure Trove - Roderic Dunnett explores the substantial catalogue of Regent Records
Ensemble. Near-miraculous - Bach, Copland, Gibbons, Ramsey, Tomkins, Walton, Weelkes and Whitacre from Richard Roddis and the Derwent Singers, heard by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Angelic Sounds - Jacobean choral music, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... distinctive character and colour ...'
Ensemble. A Fascinating Anthology - Music on the theme of angels, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Real Inspiration - Verse anthems from FifteenB, reviewed by Roderic Dunnett
Ensemble. Velvety Textures - Malcolm Miller enjoys Voces8 in London's new Foundling Museum Lunchtime Series