Thomas Pykke (Packe)

(15th century)

English composer. Clerk at Eton from 1454 to 1461. Represented in the Ritson MS notably by two Masses, Rex summeand Gaudete in Domino,two five-part settings, of the antiphon 'Lumen ad revalationem' and of the words 'Te Dominum confitemur' from the Te Deum and a Gaude sancta Magdalena. Packe is not an outstanding composer, but some of his two-part writing compares quite favorably with that in the Eton Choirbook.

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