William Cobbold (composer)

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William Cobbold (1560–1639) was an English composer. He was lay clerk and organist at the Chapel Royal. One of his most-well known works today is the consort song "New Fashions".[1]

Selected works[edit]

  • "For Death of Her" - an elegy composed upon the 1588 death of Mrs. Mary Gascoigne.[2]
  • "New Fashions" - recorded by Theatre of Voices & Fretwork, Paul Hillier[3]
  • "With wreaths of rose and laurel" - Cobbold's contribution to The Triumphs of Oriana collection of 25 madrigals from 23 different composers published in 1601 by Thomas Morley.
  • "Ye mortal wights"


  1. ^ Chamber Music: A Research and Information Guide - Page 135 0415937361 John H. Baron - 2002 - Joel Kramme, "William Cobbold's 'New Fashions': Some Notes Concerning the Reconstruction of the Missing Alto Part', in John Jenkins and His Time: Studies in English Consort Music, ed. A. Ashbee and P. Holman (Oxford, 1996), 137-59....
  2. ^ Grapes, K. Dawn (2018). With mornefull musique: funeral elegies in early modern England. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. ISBN 9781783273515. OCLC 1031342567.
  3. ^ Voices, Theatre Of. ">Theatre Of Voices | Recordings | The Cries of London". Theatre Of Voices. Retrieved 2019-09-06.