English composer. A member of the Chapel Royal in 1604. Lutenist in the Private Musick 1604-32. In 1610 with Robert Jones he acquired a license to present plays at the Whitefriars Theatre. His fine lute songs appeared in 1601 a joint publication of 42 songs with Thomas Campion, whose close friend he was. His songs were of the light and lively rather than the serious and profound character.
He was represented in Morley's Consort Lessonsof 1599. No. 283 in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is an arrangement by Giles Farnaby of a piece by Rosseter.Published Works: A book of Ayres 1601; Lessons for Consort: made by sundry Excellent Authors, and set to sixe severall instruments ... 1609