English composer, organist, and singer. Lay clerk at King's College (Cambridge) 1562-63. Singer at Canterbury Cathedral 1565-70. Organist and Master of the Choristers of Chichester Cathedral 1570-74. Took Holy Orders in 1574. Priest vicar of Chichester Cathedral from 1574. Woodcock wrote sophisticated Elizabethan consort music of a type not tied to vocal models. His 'Browning my dear' is one of several pieces of the period based on a popular tune, also known as 'The leaves be green.'