Orlando Gibbons
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Orlando Gibbons

Orlando Gibbons Biography (Wikipedia)

Orlando Gibbons ( (listen); baptised 25 December 1583 – 5 June 1625) was an English composer, virginalist and organist of the Elizabethan (late Tudor) and early Jacobean periods. Due to his sudden and early death, Gibbons' output was not as large as his older contemporary William Byrd's, but he still managed to produce various secular and sacred polyphonic vocal works, including consort songs, services, motets, more than 40 full anthems and verse anthems, a set of 20 madrigals as well as at least 20 keyboard works and various instrumental ensemble pieces including nearly 30 fantasies for viols. He is well known for the 5-part verse anthem This Is the Record of John, the 8-part full anthem O Clap Your Hands Together, 2 settings of Evensong and what is often thought to be the best known English madrigal: The Silver Swan.

Born in Oxfordshire, Gibbons was probably the 8th of 10 children and born into a musical family where his father, William Gibbons, was a wait and his children were expected to follow his footsteps in the trade. It is not known who he studied composition with, although it is possible to have been with an older brother or his father. Gibbons was certainly acquainted with William Byrd and John Bull due to the three's later collective publication of the first printed collection of keyboard music, Parthenia, and since Bull was a student of Byrd it is possible that Gibbons was as well, however there is no uncircumstantial evidence to support this.

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Orlando Gibbons
O clap your hands; God is gone up
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Orlando Gibbons
Fantasia a 6, MB.48.31
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Fantasia a 6, MB.48.31
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Fantasia à 6
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Fantasia à 6
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The Silver Swan
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The Silver Swan
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The Silver Swan
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The Silver Swan
Orlando Gibbons
O Clap Your Hands
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O Clap Your Hands
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O clap your hands together
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O clap your hands together
Orlando Gibbons
Pavin 'M. Orlando Gibbons'
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Pavin 'M. Orlando Gibbons'
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O clap your hands; God is gone up
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O clap your hands; God is gone up
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Galliard à 6
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Galliard à 6
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The Silver Swan
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The Silver Swan
Orlando Gibbons
O Clap Your Hands
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O Clap Your Hands
Orlando Gibbons
Drop, Drop, Slow Tears
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Drop, Drop, Slow Tears
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Fantasia a 6
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Fantasia a 6
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Lift up your heads - anthem for 6 voices
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Lift up your heads - anthem for 6 voices
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O Lord in Thy Wrath Rebuke Me Not
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O Lord in Thy Wrath Rebuke Me Not
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Nay Let Me Weep (1st part)
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Nay Let Me Weep (1st part)
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Lord Salisbury's Pavan and Galliard from Parthenia
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Lord Salisbury's Pavan and Galliard from Parthenia
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O Clap Your Hands
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O Clap Your Hands
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Fantasia No 5 in G minor
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Fantasia No 5 in G minor
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Lord Salisbury Pavan
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Lord Salisbury Pavan
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See, see, the Word is Incarnate
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See, see, the Word is Incarnate
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Prelude in D minor
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Prelude in D minor
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Go from my window
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Go from my window
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Fantasia No 6 in A minor
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Fantasia No 6 in A minor
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Drop, drop, slow tears
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Drop, drop, slow tears
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O Clap Your Hands Together
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O Clap Your Hands Together
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The Cry Of London Part 1
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The Cry Of London Part 1
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Go From My Window
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Go From My Window
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Pavane and Galliard
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Pavane and Galliard
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Lincoln's Inn Mask
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Lincoln's Inn Mask
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Hosanna, to the Son of David
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Hosanna, to the Son of David
Orlando Gibbons
Fantasia in D minor for double organ
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Fantasia in D minor for double organ
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Almighty and everlasting God
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Almighty and everlasting God
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Drop, drop, slow tears
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Drop, drop, slow tears
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Hosanna To The Son Of David
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Hosanna To The Son Of David
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Nunc Dimittis: Second Service
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Nunc Dimittis: Second Service
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Magnificat: Second Service
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Magnificat: Second Service
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The Silver Swan
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The Silver Swan
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