Thomas Greaves (musician)

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Thomas Greaves (fl. 1604) was an English composer and lutenist.

He was lutenist to Sir Henry Pierrepont. He published in London in 1604 Songes of sundrie kinds.[1] It contained four madrigals;[2] three of them, 'Come away, sweet love,' 'Lady, the melting crystal of thine eyes,' and 'Sweet nymphs,' were republished in the nineteenth century (1843 and 1857), with pianoforte accompaniment by G. W. Budd.[3]


  • Edmund Horace Fellowes (2007 reprint), The English Madrigal Composers, pp. 264–5.


  1. ^ Songes of sundrie kinds; first, aires to be sung to the lute and base violl; next, songes of sadnesse for the viols and voyce; lastly madrigalles for five voyces.
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  3. ^  "Greaves, Thomas (fl.1604)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 


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