At the age of 22 Weelkes was appointed organist at Winchester College, where he remained for two or three years. He obtained his B. Mus. Degree from New College, Oxford in 1602, and moved to Chichcester to take up the position of organist and informator choristarum (instructor of the choristers) at the Cathedral, a post he held until his death. Thomas Weelkes is best known for his vocal music, especially his madrigals and church music. He wrote more Anglican
services than any other major composer of the time, mostly for evensong. Many of his anthems are verse anthems, which would have suited the small forces he was writing for at Chichester Cathedral.
Professor John Morehen (b. Gloucester, 1941) studied at New College, Oxford, graduating with First Class Honours in 1964. In 1973 he was appointed Lecturer in Music at The University of Nottingham, becoming Professor of Music in 1989 and the inaugural Head of the School of Humanities from 1998-2001.
As an organ recitalist, lecturer, examiner and adjudicator John Morehen has toured Denmark, Sweden, the USA, Canada and Australia. He has made over 100 radio and television broadcasts in the UK and abroad.
John Morehen has written widely on 16th- and 17th-century music, and has contributed extensively to the current editions of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2001) and The New Dictionary of National Biography (2004).show more