Robert Carver

(1484/5 - after 1568)

Scots composer and monk. He spent thirty-six years at the Abbey of Scone in Perthshire and is Scotland's greatest 16th Century composer. The extant music of Robert Carver comes to us in a MS in the National Library of Scotland. This music includes a Mass on L'Homme armé--on which no similar composition attributed to a British musician is known, and an O bone Jesu (written c. 1546) in no fewer than nineteen voice-parts. The motet is divided into eight sections for varying combinations of voices, most sections ending with the word 'Jesu' set in fermata-marked block-chords for all of the nineteen voices.

A Partial Robert Carver Discography |  IV M: England Through 1635