Campion, Thomas

Campion or Campian, Thomas,

1567–1620, English poet, composer, and lutenist, a physician by profession. Campion wrote lyric poems that he and other composers set to music. His graceful, simple lute songs were published in five Books of Airs (1601–1617). He wrote a treatise on English poetry, condemning the use of rhyme, but he used rhyme freely in his own poems. His treatise A New Way of Making Fowre Parts in Counterpoint (1613) has often been republished.


See biographies by D. Lindley (1986) and W. R. Davis (1987).

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| PROUD OF THE HUDDERSFIELD MUSIC SCENE: Ollie, Campion, Thomas, Steve, Deirdre, Jordan and Elliot (zyhud210513Zet-12)
Camera (color, widescreen), Yves Angelo; editor, Andrea Sedlacockova: music, Rene Aubry; production designer, Denis Renault; sound (Dolby), Laurent Poirier, Anne Le Campion, Thomas Desjonqueres.
She and lutenist Jakob Lindberg will give a recital of lute songs by Monteverdi, Piccinini, Thomas Campion, Thomas Morley and John Dowland at the Performing Arts Centre, Concord College, Acton Burnell, on Tuesday at 8pm.