Thomas Ravenscroft

(c. 1582—1633) music theorist and composer

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(bc.1582; dc.1633).

Eng. composer and publisher. Ed. of important psalter, The Whole Booke of Psalmes (1621), in which he comp. 55 of the 105 settings. Pubd. Pammelia (Musick's Miscellanie), 1609 (1st coll. of 100 rounds, catches, and canons), and its successor Deuteromelia, 1609, coll. of 31 songs and rounds, incl. ‘Three blind mice’. Also comp. anthems.

Subjects: Music.

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