Thomas Damett

(? -before April 1437)

English singer and composer. The illegitimate son of a gentleman of southern England, he was educated at Winchester College until 1407, and received a dispensation to enter priesthood. After a period as Rector of Stockton, Wilts., he was a chaplain in the Chapel Royal of Henry V and Henry VI from 1414 through the 1430s, travelling to the French and Burgundian courts, and held prebends at St. Paul's Cathedral (from 1428) and (from 1431) St George's, Windsor. Most of his music survives in the Old Hall MS,, including four Glorias, two each in the treble-dominated and the more chordal style, and an isorhythmic motet.

A Partial Thomas Damett Discography   |  IIIC: John Dunstable and his Circle