Clement Woodcock

  • Born
    c. 1540
  • Died
    1590
  • Birthplace
    England
Clement Woodcock was an english composer, organist, and singer. Lay clerk at King's College (Cambridge) 1562-63. Singer at Canterbury Cathedral 1565-70. Organist and Master of the Choristers of Chichester Cathedral 1570-74. Took Holy Orders in 1574. Priest vicar of Chichester Cathedral from 1574. Woodcock wrote sophisticated Elizabethan consort music of a type not tied to vocal models. His 'Browning my dear' is one of several pieces of the period based on a popular tune, also known as 'The leaves be green.'

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