Richard Davy is one of the most important composers represented in the Eton Choirbook where no less than nine compositions by him are to be found. It's thought that he came from Devon but of his early life nothing is known. The first reliable record of him is as a scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford in the early 1480s and then as sole organist and informator choristarum at Magdalen between 1491 and 1492. He's known to have left Magdalen by 1494 and in 1495 the college paid for the binding of a book containing his songs, masses and antiphons. Anything beyond that is speculation. Thus while he's probably the Richard Davy on record as having been at Fotheringhay College in 1512 because of the very close connections between Magdalen and Fotheringay we can't actually prove that it was him. Nor can we prove that he is the the Richard Davy who stayed at Fotheringay until his death in 1538 and in his will dated March 31st 1538, being 'seyke and dysseased in body' asked that he be buried in the parish side of the church in the middle aisle between the west door and the gravestone of the Fotheringay composer Cotterell about whose life even less is known. Davy's music is, to my mind very beautiful, granted it's a bit florid but that was the style and it's certainly not excessively so. His setting of the Stabat Mater has a grace and fluidity to it that grows upon the listener. Try coming back in a few days and listening to it again. I think you'll be glad you did. Enjoy :-).