Orlando Gibbons: A Short Account of His Life and Work

Orlando Gibbons: A Short Account of His Life and Work

Orlando Gibbons: A Short Account of His Life and Work

Orlando Gibbons: A Short Account of His Life and Work

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Although born forty years later than William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons survived him by less than two years, and the celebration of the three-hundredth anniversary of Byrd's death in 1923 is followed in the present year by that of Orlando Gibbons. The need for a short book giving some account of his life and work is therefore very similar to that which was felt in regard to Byrd two years ago, and although the interest in the work of the Elizabethan composers has shown immense development during that time, yet there are still many people who know little or nothing of Orlando Gibbons. Beyond the articles in Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and the Dictionary of National Biography and the histories of Walker and Davey, Orsmond Anderton Early English Music, Bridge Twelve Good Musicians and the present writer's English Madrigal Composers there is not much printed information about this composer, and much that has been printed needs revision and correction in the light of modern research. Few people, even in Cathedral circles, until lately could have named more than about half a dozen . . .

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