Ravenscroft, Thomas



Chorister at St. Paul's, under Edward Pearce; he received the degree of Bachelor of Music from Cambridge in 1607. He published several collections of rounds and catches, including among others the first collection of its kind printed in England: Pammelia Musickes Miscellanie; or Mixed Varietie of pleasant Roundelays and delightful Catches of 3 to 10 Parts in one, 1609. The most important of his publications was The Whole Book of Psalms, with the Hymnes Evangelicall and Spirituall. Several sonatas for stringed instruments of Ravenscroft's composition were published in 1695 at Rome.