Robert Ramsey

(? - 1644)

English composer and organist. BMus. (Cambridge) 1616. Organist of Trinity College (Cambridge) 1628-44. Master of the Children at Trinity College (Cambridge) 1637-44.

In the 1630s, like John Hilton (2), another Cambridge man, he composed mythological and biblical dialogues, such as Dives and Abraham,Saul and the Witch of Endor,and Orpheus and Pluto,works that bear a direct relationship to opera and oratorio, which is what they were on a small scale.

English Lute Composers before 1635   |   IV M: England Through 1635   |   Guide to English Song in the Elizabethan and Stuart Ages