Thomas Damett

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Thomas Damett (?1389-90 to 15 July 1436/14 April 1437) was an English composer of the late Medieval and early Renaissance eras.

The illegitimate son of a gentleman, he was a commoner at Winchester College until 1406-7 and became rector of Stockton, Wiltshire, in 1413.[1][2] His name appears occasionally in the Royal Household Chapel accounts between 1413 and 1430-31. Nine works by him - six mass movements (including a Gloria-Credo pair based on a Square) and three motets (one isorhythmic) - survive in the Old Hall Manuscript and may be autographs.[1]

He was also Prebendary of Rugmere in St Paul's Cathedral 1418 - 1436, and was appointed to the fifth stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1431 and held the canonry until 1436.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Thomas Damett". HOASM. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  2. ^ Kisby, Fiona (2001), Music and musicians in Renaissance cities and towns, Cambridge University Press, p. 75, ISBN 978-0-521-66171-3
  3. ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle