Nicholas Strogers Biography (Wikipedia)
Nicholas Strogers (also Strowger) was an English composer, active between the years 1560 and 1575.
Nothing is known about Strogers early life and music education. Between Christmas 1564 and 1575, he was a parish clerk at St Dunstan-in-the-West, London, where he was in charge of the music and possibly also played the church organ.
Strogers's works that have survived are: 7 pieces of sacred vocal music; 6 pages of secular vocal music; 9 instrumental works for consort; and 5 keyboard pieces, including a fantasia also found in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. Five of his compositions were included in the manuscript known as the Dow Partbooks. Of all his works, the Short Service was the one most widely copied, having been included in Benjamin Cosyn's collection as well as in the Chirk Partbooks, to cite a few.
Nicholas Strogers Tracks