Davy, Richard , English composer; b. c. 1465; d. probably in Exeter, c. 1507. He was a scholar at Magdalen Coll., Oxford (from c. 1483), where he was joint Informator choristarum and organist with William Bernard in 1490–91, and then sole Informator and organist in 1492. From 1497 to 1506 he was a member of the college of vicars-choral at Exeter Cathedral. He was a distinguished composer of sacred music. Among his extant compositions are a St. Matthew Passion for 4 Voices, a Magnificant, and 7 antiphons.
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