First published 1925.
Orlando Gibbons, (born , Oxford, Oxfordshire, Eng.—died June 5, , Canterbury, Kent), organist and composer, one of the last great figures of the English polyphonic school.. Gibbons was the most illustrious of a large family of musicians that included his father, William Gibbons (c. –95), and two of his brothers, Edward and to Orlando Gibbons . Genre/Form: History Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fellowes, Edmund Horace, Orlando Gibbons and his family. Orlando Gibbons's biography and life of the last great polyphonic english composers, Orlando Gibbons was the last of four sons of a family of musicians. Born in Oxford in to William Gibbons, who was. Orlando Gibbons: Consorts for Viols and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at
Orlando Gibbons Biography Baptised 25 December Died: 5 June Orlando Gibbons is one of England’s great early music composers and the last great composer of the polyphonic style. He follows that of William Byrd chronologically being 40 years his junior though they died within two years of each other ( Byrd and Gibbons). First published in , this volume is the first full-length study to deal with the life and music of Orlando Gibbons since E.H. Fellowes’s short book, originally published in John Harley investigates in detail the family and musical background from . Orlando Gibbons was one of the most important English composers from the early seventeenth century, with only William Byrd eclipsing him in rank. His church music, exclusively written for the English Church, is among the most popular and enduring in his oeuvre. Notable in this realm are his polyphonic anthems, O clap your hands, Hosanna, and Lift up your head. First published in , this volume is the first full-length study to deal with the life and music of Orlando Gibbons since E.H. Fellowes’s short book,Cited by: 2.
Orlando Gibbons was born into a musical family in Cambridge, and was baptized on Christmas Day, 25 December His father, William, was a professional musician, head of the waits, or city band, in Cambridge and subsequently Oxford. Orlando was the youngest of four sons. Edmund Horace Fellowes is the author of Orlando Gibbons And His Family ( avg rating, 4 ratings, 1 review), The English Madrigal ( avg rating, 1 r /5. 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 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. yet Gibbons' sole memorial is a broken monumental tablet in Canterbury Cathedral. Until comparatively recently his own music scarcely served his memory better. In the preface to the first edition of his book Orlando Gibbons and his Family, published in I, Edmund Fellowes lamented that so very little of Gibbons' music was known.