William Cranford Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    fl. 1613
  • Birthplace

William Cranford was an English composer and singer. Cranford's six-voice elegy Weep, Brittaynes, weep [...] was occasioned by the death of Prince Henry in 1612; its context suggests he was already in London and part of a musical circle involving the St Paul's Cathedral clergy and others living nearby. Significantly the other contributors to Ravenscroft's 1621 psalter belonged to this group. Probably Cranford was already vicar-choral at St Paul's Cathedral, a post he is known to have held by 1624 and in which he served until the Civil War.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Fantasias for 3 Viols Fantasy Chamber group
Fantasias for 4 Viols Fantasy Chamber group
Fantasias for 5 Viols Fantasy Chamber group
Walsingham Variations Theme and Variations Chamber group
Almaine Trio Chamber group