Category talk:Sampson


I have not really found enough information to establish whether this is the same as Richard Sampson (d.1554, MusicSack and VIAF listings linked to on this category page). One of the reasons I think it is possible that it is not the same person is because Richard Sampson appeared to be English and all the works listed in LC and DNB are in Latin, but the work we have here is in German. It's not impossible that an Englishman wrote something with German text, of course, but in that time period it does seem rather unlikely. More information would be very much welcome. KGill talk email 02:30, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

The DNB article is at best presumptuous, as it assumes Richard Sampson to be a composer alongside his other various activities. However, he is the most likely candidate for ascription in regards to the Latin motets contained in the 1516 manuscript of Flemish origin Royal 11 E. xi (links to CPDL where editions of his work are yet to be contributed). Roger Bowers in the Grove article on the composer Sampson (but not an article on Richard) points to Richard Sampson as the most likely concrete candidate for ascription in this MS, but duly notes that he is probably a completely different person from the Sampson of German activity, about whom not much else is known. Edward Tambling 17:23, 22 October 2011 (UTC)