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English composer and keyboard player, born at Oxford (1583 - 1625), he is recognized as one of the most important English composers of the early 17th century.
His father, William Gibbons, was also a musician appointed in Cambridge, while his elder brother, Ellis Gibbons, was also a composer.
In 1605 Orlando Gibbons was appointed to the prestigious position of organist of the Chapel Royal; in 1619 he succeeded Walter Earle as "one of his Majesty's musician"; in 1623 he became organist of Westminster Abbey.
He composed secular and sacred vocal music, as well as instrumental music for solo keyboard or consort.
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433 677-2 Orlando Gibbons - Church Music album art Gibbons*, Choir Of King's College, Cambridge*, Sir David Willcocks*, Boris Ord Gibbons*, Choir Of King's College, Cambridge*, Sir David Willcocks*, Boris Ord - Church Music(CD, Comp, Mono, RM) Decca Ovation, Decca 433 677-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
PV795051 Orlando Gibbons - Oeuvres Pour Clavecin (Harpsichord Works) / Pavans & Galliards, Fantasias, Grounds album art Byrd*, Gibbons*, Laurent Stewart Byrd*, Gibbons*, Laurent Stewart - Oeuvres Pour Clavecin (Harpsichord Works) / Pavans & Galliards, Fantasias, Grounds(CD, Comp) Disques Pierre Verany PV795051 France 1995 Sell This Version
8.554064 Orlando Gibbons - The Glory Of Early Music album art Dufay*, Obrecht*, Isaac*, Senfl*, Byrd*, Gibbons*, Tomkins*, Jenkins* Dufay*, Obrecht*, Isaac*, Senfl*, Byrd*, Gibbons*, Tomkins*, Jenkins* - The Glory Of Early Music(CD, Album, Comp) Naxos 8.554064 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
458 093-2 Orlando Gibbons - The Silver Swan (English Madrigals) album art The Consort Of Musicke, Anthony Rooley ; Gibbons*, Wilbye*, Morley* The Consort Of Musicke, Anthony Rooley ; Gibbons*, Wilbye*, Morley* - The Silver Swan (English Madrigals)(2xCD, Comp, RM) Decca, L'Oiseau-Lyre 458 093-2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
467 786-2 Orlando Gibbons - The World Of English Ayres And Madrigals album art John Dowland, Orlando Gibbons, John Wilbye, Thomas Morley - The Consort Of Musicke, Anthony Rooley John Dowland, Orlando Gibbons, John Wilbye, Thomas Morley - The Consort Of Musicke, Anthony Rooley - The World Of English Ayres And Madrigals(CD, Comp) Decca 467 786-2 UK 2001 Sell This Version
88725413722 Orlando Gibbons - Glenn Gould Plays Renaissance & Baroque Music album art Glenn Gould - William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Georg Friedrich Händel, Domenico Scarlatti, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Glenn Gould - William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Georg Friedrich Händel, Domenico Scarlatti, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Glenn Gould Plays Renaissance & Baroque Music(2xCD, Comp) Sony Classical 88725413722 Europe 2012 Sell This Version