Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Norcome, Daniel

Surname Norcum in the ODNB.

NORCOME, DANIEL (1576–1647?), musician, probably the son of Nurcombe or Norcome, lay clerk of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, between 1564 and 1587, was born at Windsor in 1576. Like his father, Norcome is said to have been singing-man at Windsor in the reign of James I (Hawkins), but the name does not appear in the rolls of that period, and there is evidence to show that he was an exile on account of his faith in 1602, that he was admitted as instrumentalist to the arch-ducal chapel at Brussels, and that he was still there in 1647 (Fétis). Norcome's madrigal, in five parts, ‘With angel's face and brightness,’ was published in Morley's ‘Triumphs of Oriana,’ 1601.

[Fétis's Biographie Universelle des Musiciens, vi. 328; Treasurers' Rolls of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, by the courtesy of Canon Dalton and W. H. St. John Hope, esq., F.S.A.]

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