Robert Carver

(c. 1487—1573) composer

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(b 1484/5; d after 1568).

Scottish composer, a monk of Scone Abbey. Comp. in melismatic style. Wrote several masses on song ‘L'homme armé’, only known use of this cantus firmus by a Brit. composer. Comp. many motets, incl. one, O bone Jesu, in 19 independent parts. Regarded by some as equal of Dunstable. Vol. I of his collected works ed. Denis Stevens 1959.

Subjects: Music.

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