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Thomas Tomkins

key, 1572-1656 GB, St Davids
Musician / Composer of Classical

Thomas Tomkins (1572 – 9 June 1656) was a Welsh-born composer of Cornish origins of the late Tudor and early Stuart period. In addition to being one of the prominent members of the English Madrigal School, he was a skilled composer of keyboard and consort music.

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Tomkins: When David heard on Renaissance - Music for Inner Peace by The Sixteen
Lament and Elegy: Death Hath Deprived Me on Purcell, Morley & Tomkins: English Royal Funeral Music by Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier
Burial Sentences: I. I Am The Resurrection on Thou Knowest Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts by The Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge & David Rowland
Burial Sentences: I Am the Resurrection and the Life – I Know That My Redeemer Liveth – We Brought Nothing Into This World – I Heard a Voice from Heaven on Purcell, Morley & Tomkins: English Royal Funeral Music by Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier
When David heard on Hail, Gladdening Light - Music Of The English Church by The Cambridge Singers & John Rutter
When David heard on Remembrance by Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross
Psalm 61: Hear my crying, O God on Psalms by The Choir Of Westminster Abbey & Martin Neary
Tomkins: Too Much I Once Lamented on The Sound of The King's Singers by The King's Singers
When David Heard on English Motets: From Dunstaple to Gibbons by The Gesualdo Six, Thomas Tallis, Owain Park, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, John Sheppard, Robert White, John Dunstable, Thomas Morley, John Taverner, William Cornysh I, Orlando Gibbons & Robert Parsons
Lament and Elegy: A Sad Pavan for These Distracted Times on Purcell, Morley & Tomkins: English Royal Funeral Music by Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier

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Title Artist Year Type
The Passinge Mesures (Music Of The English Virginalists)Mahan Esfahani - John Bull, William Byrd, Giles Farnaby, Orlando Gibbons, William Inglott, Thomas Tomkins2018Album
English Royal Funeral MusicHenry Purcell / Thomas Morley / Thomas Tomkins - Vox Luminis / Lionel Meunier2013Album
These Distracted TimesThomas Tomkins, Fretwork, Alamire, The Choir Of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, David Skinner2007Album
Renaissance MasterpiecesThomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons, John Taverner, William Byrd, Eustache Du Caurroy, Philippe De Monte, Roland de Lassus, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Thomas Tomkins2003Album
Above The StarrsThomas Tomkins • Fretwork2003Album
Barafostus DreameThomas Tomkins, Carole Cerasi2001Album
The Glory Of Early MusicGuillaume Dufay, Jacob Obrecht, Heinrich Isaac, Ludwig Senfl, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tomkins, John Jenkins1997Compil.
Complete Keyboards Music Vol. 4Thomas Tomkins1997Album
Consort Music For Viols And Voices / Keyboard MusicThomas Tomkins, Rose Consort Of Viols, Red Byrd, Timothy Roberts, John Bryan1995Album
When David Heard... (Athems By Weelkes, Tomkins)Thomas Weelkes, Thomas Tomkins, The Choir Of Trinity College Of Cambridge, Richard Marlow1993Album
The Great ServiceThomas Tomkins - The Tallis Scholars - Peter Phillips1991Album
Cathedral Music By Thomas TomkinsThomas Tomkins, The Choir Of St George's Chapel, Roger Judd, Christopher Robinson1989Album
Aeternae Laudis LiliumJohn Taverner, John Sheppard, Robert Fayrfax, Thomas Tomkins, Thomas Tallis, William Byrd - Choir Of Jesus College Cambridge Directed By Geraint Bowen1985Album
Music From Musica Deo SacraThomas Tomkins - Magdalen College Choir Oxford, Bernard Rose1979Album
Cembalomusik Auf Originalinstrumenten • Harpsichord Music On Original InstrumentsGustav Leonhardt - Giles Farnaby / Thomas Tomkins / Girolamo Frescobaldi / Johann Sebastian Bach / Johann Christian Bach1975Album
Madrigaux, Ballets & Fantasies, Musica Deo SacraDeller Consort, Thomas Tomkins, Ensemble De Violes De La Schola Cantorum De Bâle, Alfred Deller1974Album
Madrigals By Wilbye, Tomkins & GibbonsJohn Wilbye, Thomas Tomkins & Orlando Gibbons, The Wilbye Consort Directed By Peter Pears1974Album
Music Of The Court Homes And Cities Of England Volume 6 - Composers Of Chichester And WorcesterThomas Weelkes • Thomas Tomkins1970Album
English VirginalistsThomas Tomkins / John Bull / William Byrd / Orlando Gibbons / Giles Farnaby - Gustav Leonhardt1968Album
La Musica Inglese Dal Quattrocento Al Primo SeicentoWilliam Byrd, John Dowland, Thomas Tomkins1967Single
Love, Cease TormentingThomas Tomkins1966Album
Tudor Church MusicThomas Tomkins - Magdalen College Choir Oxford, Bernard Rose1961Album
Volume 1 : Musica Deo SacraThomas Tomkins, The In Nomine Players, The Ambrosian Singers1957Album
Volume 2 : Songs And Consort MusicThomas Tomkins, The In Nomine Players, The Ambrosian Singers1957Album
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