Orlando Gibbons

(1583 - 1625 / England)

Orlando Gibbons
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One of the last great polyphonic english composers, Orlando Gibbons was the last of four sons of a family of musicians. Born in Oxford in 1583 to William Gibbons, who was appointed a wait at Cambridge in 1567, Orlando soon became heavily involved in church music. His eldest brother, Edward was a priest vicar at Exeter Cathedral where a few of his compositions still remain.

Ellis, another brother, managed to have two madrigals published in Thomas Morley's collectin o 1601, The Triumphs of Oriana.
Orlando surpassed them all.
In 1695 at the age of 12 he became a chorister at King's College Cambridge. At King's he was continuously envolved in the music of the royal ... more »

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  • ''O death, come close mine eyes;
    More geese than swans now live, more fools than wise.''
    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), British composer. Attributed to Gibbons. The Silver Swan (l. 5-6). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. ...
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