Thomas Morley

Composer. Born 1557. Died October 1602
Thomas Morley
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Thomas Morley

Thomas Morley Biography (Wikipedia)

Thomas Morley (1557 or 1558 – early October 1602) was an English composer, theorist, singer and organist of the Renaissance. He was one of the foremost members of the English Madrigal School. He was also involved in music publishing, and from 1598 up to his death he held a printing patent (a type of monopoly). He used the monopoly in partnership with professional music printers such as Thomas East. According to Philip Brett and Tessa Murray, Morley was 'chiefly responsible for grafting the Italian shoot on to the native stock and initiating the curiously brief but brilliant flowering of the madrigal that constitutes one of the most colourful episodes in the history of English music'.

Living in London at the same time as Shakespeare, he became organist at St Paul's Cathedral. He was the most famous composer of secular music in Elizabethan England. He and Robert Johnson are the composers of the only surviving contemporary settings of verse by Shakespeare.

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Thomas Morley
Now is the month of maying
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Now is the month of maying

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Aprill is in my mistris face
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Aprill is in my mistris face
Thomas Morley
Consort Lessons, Book 1: La Coranta
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Consort Lessons, Book 1: La Coranta

Consort Lessons, Book 1: La Coranta

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The Morley Consort
Thomas Morley
It was a lover and his lass
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It was a lover and his lass
John Dowland
Morley: Fantasie; Dowland: Pavan; Earl of Derby, his Galliard
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Morley: Fantasie; Dowland: Pavan; Earl of Derby, his Galliard
Thomas Morley
It was a lover and his lass
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It was a lover and his lass
Thomas Morley
Doe you not know? arr. for brass ensemble
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Doe you not know? arr. for brass ensemble
Thomas Morley
Coranto-La Volta
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Coranto-La Volta
William Byrd
Monsieur's Almain
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Monsieur's Almain

Monsieur's Almain

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The Morley Consort
Daniel Bacheler
Daniel's Almain
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Daniel's Almain

Daniel's Almain

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Patrick Denecker
John Dowland
Lachrimae Pavan
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Lachrimae Pavan
Richard Alison
The Lady Frances Sidney's Almain
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The Lady Frances Sidney's Almain

The Lady Frances Sidney's Almain

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Patrick Denecker
Thomas Morley
Il Lamento - Fantasie
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Il Lamento  -  Fantasie
Thomas Morley
Sacred End Pavan (arr Rosseter)
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Sacred End Pavan (arr Rosseter)
Thomas Morley
Burial Sentences (Morley) & They are at rest (Elgar)
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Burial Sentences (Morley) & They are at rest (Elgar)
Thomas Morley
Sacred End Pavin and Galliard
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Sacred End Pavin and Galliard

Sacred End Pavin and Galliard

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Thomas Morley
John Baxter
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Dowland Consort
Thomas Morley
O mistress mine
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O mistress mine
Thomas Morley
I heard a voice from heaven
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I heard a voice from heaven
Thomas Morley
Joyne hands à 6
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Joyne hands à 6

Joyne hands à 6

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Dowland Consort
John Dowland
Lachrimae Pavan
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Lachrimae Pavan

Lachrimae Pavan

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Dowland Consort
Thomas Morley
Now is the month of maying
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Now is the month of maying
Thomas Morley
Hard by a Crystal Fountain
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Hard by a Crystal Fountain
Thomas Morley
Arise, awake, you silly shepherds sleeping
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Arise, awake, you silly shepherds sleeping
Thomas Morley
Now Is The Month of Maying
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Now Is The Month of Maying
Thomas Morley
Now is the month of maying
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Now is the month of maying
Thomas Morley
Haec dies
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Haec dies
Thomas Morley
April is in my mistress' face
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April is in my mistress' face
Thomas Morley
The Frogge Galliard à 6
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The Frogge Galliard à 6
Richard Alison
The Batchelar's Delight (Morley's First Booke)
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The Batchelar's Delight (Morley's First Booke)
Thomas Morley
It was a Lover and his Lass
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It was a Lover and his Lass
Thomas Morley
Hard by a crystal fountain
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Hard by a crystal fountain
Thomas Morley
Galliard (complete version)
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Galliard (complete version)
John Dowland
The Frogge Galliard
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The Frogge Galliard
Thomas Morley
Now is the month of maying à 5
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Now is the month of maying à 5
Thomas Morley
Hard by a cristalle fountain
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Hard by a cristalle fountain
Thomas Morley
Hard by a Crystal Fountain
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Hard by a Crystal Fountain
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