Orlando Gibbons

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Gibbons, Orlando,

1583–1625, English organist and composer. He became organist of the Chapel Royal about 1603, court virginalist in 1619, and organist at Westminster Abbey in 1623. His compositions include English anthems and services, consort and keyboard music, and madrigals. His brothers, Edward Gibbons (1568–c.1650), who was his teacher, and Ellis Gibbons (1573–1603), were also composers. Only a few pieces of their works survive. His son Christopher Gibbons (1615–76) was organist of Westminster Abbey and left some anthems and string compositions.


See E. H. Fellowes, Orlando Gibbons and His Family (2d ed. 1952).

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On Sunday afternoon, the ensemble graced Royce Hall, where Peter Philips, who founded the Scholars in 1973, led them in music by William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, Orlando Gibbons and Henry Purcell.
1) Sin excluir ecos de Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) o las gaitas de Northumberland, segun lo hace notar Norman Lebrecht.
Sonorous and shapely, it may lack some of the distinction offered by Ferrabosco's rhythmic drive in his four-part works, or by Orlando Gibbons, a possible model for Mico's three-part works, which, unusually, call for two bass instruments on lines II-III.
True, their name honours music-loving Elizabeth I and the notable six musicians of her reign - Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, Thomas Morley, Orlando Gibbons and Thomas Weelkes - but they only established the group in 2008 (the 450th anniversary of the accession of Elizabeth I) and are keen to entertain across a broad spectrum.
Before then, though, the Town Hall hosts Ex Cathedra and the Fretwork viol consort for a programme bringing An Elizabethan Christmas, including works by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons and Thomas Tallis, and director Jeffrey Skidmore will have plenty of other appropriate surprises up his sleeve (December 8, 4pm).
The musical selections range from works by Orlando Gibbons and William Byrd to twentieth-century composers William H.
The 25th anniversary of The King's Singers sees them stage a Gunpowder Plot concert with music by Byrd, Dowland and Orlando Gibbons on October 24 and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra perform Rimsky- Korsakov's Sheherazade on December 3 a century after the composer's death.
The choir will also perform newly-discovered and transcribed music by 16th century English composers Thomas Tallis, William Mundy, and Orlando Gibbons to celebrate the anniversary on March 21.
The Renaissance (early 15th to early 17th centuries) half of the program will sweep through madrigals, motets, chanconnes, part-songs, one movement of a mass and dance music, mainly from France, Germany, Italy and England by such masters as Guillaume Dufay, Johannes Ockeghem, Josquin Desprez, Claudin de Sermisy, Clement Janequin, Orlando di Lasso, Orazio Vecchi, Luca Marenzio, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Hanns Leo Hassler, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Morley and John Dowland.
Prosecutor Orlando Gibbons, said more prosecutions were likely: "It is still against the law until Parliament changes it.
Thomas Lupo, Alfonso Ferrabosco the younger, John Coprario and Orlando Gibbons between them produced innovative new pieces, including sparkling new three-part fantasias and airs, and the pioneering sets of fantasia-suites which so influenced Caroline composers such as William Lawes and Jenkins.
WHEN was Orlando Gibbons appointed organist of Westminster Abbey?

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