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Orlando Gibbons

Lucie Skeaping reflects on one of Canadian pianist Glenn Gould's favourite composers, Jacobean prodigy Orlando Gibbons, whose music still inspires a diverse range of musicians.

Lucie Skeaping looks back on the life and music of the Jacobean prodigy, Orlando Gibbons. Should we be surprised that he was one of Canadian pianist, Glenn Gould's favourite composers? - the range and variety of Gibbons' remarkably accomplished output continues to inspire musicians from many different musical disciplines. Lucie Skeaping presents a cross-section of his works, not least his most famous piece, "The Silver Swan".

1 hour

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  • Orlando Gibbons

    Allemande (Italian Ground)

    Performer: Glenn Gould (piano)

    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • SMK 52589.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Fantasia a 6 No 1

    Performers: Phantasm

    • AVIE.
    • AV 0032.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    The Woods so Wild

    Performer: John Toll (harpsichord)

    • LINN.
    • CKD 125.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    The Cries of London 1

    Performers: Theatre of Voices, Fretwork

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMU 907214.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    "This is the record of John"

    Performers: Robin Blaze (countertenor), Choir of Winchester Cathedral, David Hill (director), Sarah Baldock (organ)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67116.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    "Ah dear heart" and "The Silver Swan"

    Performers: Rachel Elliott, Concordia

    • METRONOME.
    • METCD 1039.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    The Second Service (Morning): i) Te Deum

    Performers: The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, Fretwork, Bill Ives (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMU 907337.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Pavan: Earl of Salisbury

    Performer: John Toll (harpsichord)

    • LINN.
    • CKD 125.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Fantasia a 6 No 5

    Performers: Phantasm

    • AVIE.
    • AV 0032.

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