Thomas Weelkes Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    c. 25th October 1576
  • Died
    30th November 1623
  • Birthplace

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. Weelkes was baptised in the little village church of Elsted in Sussex on 25 October 1576. It has been suggested that his father was John Weeke, rector of Elsted, although there is no documentary evidence of the relationship. In 1597 his first volume of madrigals was published, the preface noting that he was a very young man when they were written; this helps to fix the date of his birth to somewhere in the middle of the 1570s. Early in his life he was in service at the house of the courtier Edward Darcye.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
All People Clap Your Hands Anthem Voice(s) and Instruments
O How Amiable are Thy Dwellings Anthem Chamber group
When David Heard Anthem Choir
Ballets and Madrigals Ballet Solo voice(s)
Fantasia of Six Parts Fantasy Chamber group
As Vesta Was, from Latmos Hill Descending Madrigal Choir
Cold Winter's Ice is Fled Madrigal Choir
Hence Care, Thou art Too Cruel Madrigal Choir
Madrigals to 3, 4, 5 and 6 Voyces Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Madrigals to 5 and 6 parts Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Mars in a Fury Madrigal Chamber group
Now Let Us Make a Merry Greeting Madrigal Chamber group
O Care, Thou Wilt Despatch Me Madrigal Chamber group
See Where the Maids Madrigal Chamber group
Thule, the Period of Cosmography Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Pavan a 5 No.1 'Mr. Weekles his Lachrymae' Pavane Chamber group
Pavan a 5 No.2 Pavane Chamber group
Pavan a 5 No.3 Pavane Chamber group
Pavan a 5 No.5 Pavane Chamber group
Pavan a 5 No.6 Pavane Chamber group