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Orlando Gibbons

key, 1583-1625 GB, Oxford
Musician / Composer of Classical

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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The silver swanne: The silver swan on Stillness And Sweet Harmony by The Cambridge Singers & John Rutter
Threefold Amen on An English Coronation, 1902-1953 by Gabrieli, Simon Russell Beale & Paul McCreesh
Pavan on Gibbons: Consort and Keyboard Music / Songs and Anthems by Orlando Gibbons
Gibbons: Drop, Drop, Slow Tears on Best Loved Hymns by Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury
Drop, Drop, Slow Tears on After Silence by VOCES8 & Barnaby Smith
The silver swan on Gibbons: Consort and Keyboard Music / Songs and Anthems by Orlando Gibbons
This is the record of John on Gibbons, O.: Anthems / Instrumental Music by Orlando Gibbons, University of California Chamber Chorus & John Butt
Drop, Drop, Slow Tears a 4 on A Song of Farewell: Music of Mourning & Consolation by Gabrieli & Paul McCreesh
Italian Ground: Allemande on Glenn Gould plays Renaissance & Baroque Music: Byrd; Gibbons; Sweelinck; Handel: Suites for Harpsichord Nos. 1-4 HWV 426-429; D. Scarlatti: Sonatas K. 9, 13, 430; C.P.E. Bach: "Württembergische Sonate" No. 1 by Glenn Gould
The Silver Swan on An Immortal Legacy by The Sixteen & Harry Christophers

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Title Artist Year Type
The Passinge Mesures (Music Of The English Virginalists)Mahan Esfahani - John Bull, William Byrd, Giles Farnaby, Orlando Gibbons, William Inglott, Thomas Tomkins2018Album
Fancies For The ViolsOrlando Gibbons - L'Achéron, François Joubert-Caillet2017Album
The Cries Of London (Madrigal Arranged For Guitar)Orlando Gibbons, Noël Akchoté2015Single
Hymns & AnthemsOrlando Gibbons, Noël Akchoté2015Album
The Short ServiceOrlando Gibbons, Noël Akchoté2015Album
The Silver SwanOrlando Gibbons2014Album
Consorts For ViolsOrlando Gibbons, Phantasm2014Album
Glenn Gould Plays Renaissance & Baroque MusicGlenn Gould - William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Georg Friedrich Händel, Domenico Scarlatti, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach2012Compil.
Anthems By Orlando GibbonsOrlando Gibbons, Robin Blaze, Stephen Varcoe, Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill2007Album
Complete Keyboard WorksOrlando Gibbons, Daniel-Ben Pienaar2007Album
Hymns And Songs Of The ChurchOrlando Gibbons - Tonus Peregrinus2006Album
Renaissance MasterpiecesThomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons, John Taverner, William Byrd, Eustache Du Caurroy, Philippe De Monte, Roland de Lassus, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Thomas Tomkins2003Album
Orlando Gibbons: With a Merrie Noyse - Second Service & Consort AnthemsOrlando Gibbons, Fretwork2003Album
Bach, Bull, Byrd...Johann Sebastian Bach ~ John Bull ~ William Byrd ~ Orlando Gibbons ~ Hans Leo Haßler ~ Johann Pachelbel ~ Christian Ritter ~ Nicholas Strogers - Gustav Leonhardt2003Album
The Woods So WildOrlando Gibbons, John Toll2001Album
Go From My Window: Music For Viols Vol 2Orlando Gibbons - Concordia, Rachel Elliott2001Album
The World Of English Ayres And MadrigalsJohn Dowland, Orlando Gibbons, John Wilbye, Thomas Morley - The Consort Of Musicke, Anthony Rooley2001Compil.
The Coronation Of King George IIGeorg Friedrich Händel, Henry Purcell, John Blow, Thomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons, John Farmer, William Child, The Choir Of The King's Consort, The King's Consort, Robert King2001Album
Royal Fantasies: Music For Viols Vol 1Concordia / Orlando Gibbons2000Album
Music For Harpsichord & VirginalsOrlando Gibbons - James Johnstone1999Album
The Silver Swan (English Madrigals)The Consort Of Musicke, Anthony Rooley ; Orlando Gibbons, John Wilbye, Thomas Morley1998Compil.
The Glory Of Early MusicGuillaume Dufay, Jacob Obrecht, Heinrich Isaac, Ludwig Senfl, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tomkins, John Jenkins1997Compil.
Anthems And Instrumental Works By Orlando GibbonsOrlando Gibbons - University Of California Berkeley Chamber Chorus, John Butt, Jeffrey Thomas, The Berkeley Festival Consort Of Viols1997Album
Selected Harpsichord WorksOrlando Gibbons - Richard Egarr1997Album
Choral And Organ MusicOrlando Gibbons, Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly, Laurence Cummings1995Album
Oeuvres Pour Clavecin (Harpsichord Works) / Pavans & Galliards, Fantasias, GroundsWilliam Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Laurent Stewart1995Compil.
Anthems & Complete Organ WorksOrlando Gibbons, St. John's College Choir, Christopher Robinson, Robert Woolley1994Album
Consort And Keyboard Music - Songs And AnthemsOrlando Gibbons - Rose Consort Of Viols With Red Byrd1994Album
Music For Prince CharlesOrlando Gibbons, Thomas Lupo - The Parley Of Instruments, Peter Holman1991Album
The World Of King'sThe King's College Choir Of Cambridge, David Willcocks, Gregorio Allegri, Georg Friedrich Händel, William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Orlando Gibbons1990Album
The Cries Of LondonOrlando Gibbons Direction Graham O'Reilly1989Album
Cries And Fancies (Fantasias, In Nomines And The Cries Of London)Orlando Gibbons / Fretwork With Paul Nicholson And Red Byrd1989Album
Heart's Ease (Music For Viol Consort From The Late Tudor And Early Stuart Age)Anthony Holborne, William Byrd, John Dowland, John Bull, Orlando Gibbons, William Lawes, Alfonso Ferrabosco / Fretwork1988Album
Bach: English Suite No. 1 / Partita No. 6 / Toccata In D / Art Of The Fugue: Selections / Gibbons: Pavanne & Galliard (The Legendary Broadcast Recitals From 1956 & 1967)Johann Sebastian Bach, Orlando Gibbons - Glenn Gould1987Album
Virtuoso Recorder Music • La Flûte À Bec Virtuose • Die Virtuose BlockflöteAmsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - Antonio Vivaldi • Girolamo Frescobaldi • Matthew Locke • Orlando Gibbons • William Byrd1985Album
Music By Orlando GibbonsOrlando Gibbons / St. John's College Choir Directed By George Guest / Adrian Lucas1985Album
Tudor Church MusicOrlando Gibbons - The King's College Choir Of Cambridge / Philip Ledger1982Album
Fantaisies RoyalesOrlando Gibbons - Jordi Savall, Christophe Coin, Sergi Casademunt, Johann Sonnleitner1980Album
Bengt Ericson Performs Small Pieces For The Romantic Cello & Viola Da GambaBengt Ericson, Karin Langebo, Rolf La Fleur, Camille Saint-Saëns, Gaspar Cassadó, Gabriel Fauré, Jules Massenet, Fritz Kreisler, Marcel Tournier, Thomas Robinson, Thomas Morley, Orlando Gibbons, Georg Philipp Telemann, Carl Friedrich Abel1977Album
Church Music 2Orlando Gibbons, The Clerkes Of Oxenford1977Album
Church Music IOrlando Gibbons - The Clerkes Of Oxenford, David Wulstan1976Album
Keyboard MusicOrlando Gibbons - Christopher Hogwood1975Album
Madrigals & Motets 1612Orlando Gibbons - The Consort Of Musicke1975Album
English Harpsichord MusicGeorge Malcolm, Henry Purcell, John Bull, Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, Giles Farnaby1975Album
Madrigals By Wilbye, Tomkins & GibbonsJohn Wilbye, Thomas Tomkins & Orlando Gibbons, The Wilbye Consort Directed By Peter Pears1974Album
L'Orgue AnglaisThomas Tallis / Orlando Gibbons / John Bull / Matthew Locke / John Blow / Henry Purcell / John Stanley / Thomas Arne / William Boyce / Thomas Thorley / John Travers / John Bennett - Susan Landale1972Album
A Consort Of Musicke Bye William Byrde And Orlando GibbonsGlenn Gould - William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons1971Album
Cembalo-Musik Des BarockJohann Sebastian Bach, Orlando Gibbons, François Couperin, Domenico Scarlatti, Wm. Neil Roberts1971Album
Vocal And Instrumental MusicOrlando Gibbons - Deller Consort, The Jaye Consort1970Album
English VirginalistsThomas Tomkins / John Bull / William Byrd / Orlando Gibbons / Giles Farnaby - Gustav Leonhardt1968Album
Music For Passiontide - The MiserereThe Guildford Cathedral Choir, Barry Rose - Gregorio / Johann Sebastian Bach / William Byrd / Orlando Gibbons / Thomas Morley1967Album
Kreuzstab-Kantate BWV 56Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Johann Sebastian Bach, Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, Henry Purcell, Orlando Gibbons1965Album
The Art Of Orlando GibbonsOrlando Gibbons, The Telemann Society Chorus Directed By Theodora Schulze1963Album
The Art Of Orlando GibbonsOrlando Gibbons, The Telemann Society Chorus Directed By Theodora Schulze1963Album
The Silver SwanOrlando Gibbons, William Byrd, Francis Pilkington, John Ward, Deller Consort1962Album
Pavan And Chacony / Two Fantasias / Consort Of Ffowre Parts (No. 6)Henry Purcell / Orlando Gibbons / Matthew Locke, New Music String Quartet1962Album
Tudor Church Music - Record TwoOrlando Gibbons, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge1959Album
Elizabethan And Jacobean Ayres, Madrigals And DancesNew York Pro Musica, Noah Greenberg - William Byrd / Orlando Gibbons / Thomas Morley / John Dowland / Thomas Campion / John Cooper / Robert Jones / John Farmer1959Album
Tudor Church Music (Record One)Orlando Gibbons1956Album
The Festival Singers Conducted By Elmer IselerHealey Willan, William Mundy, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Roland de Lassus, Elmer Iseler, The Festival Singers Of Canada1955Album
Anthems, Madrigals And FantasiesOrlando Gibbons / Deller Consort, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis1955Album
16th Century Harpsichord MusicAntonio de Cabezón, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, John Bull, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Ralph Kirkpatrick1950Album
English Music for the Virginal circa 1600Thomas Morley, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, John BullAlbum
Englische Virginalmusik Um 1600 - Musik Und Ihre ZeitThomas Morley, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, John BullAlbum
Second Service And AnthemsThe New College Oxford Choir, Edward Higginbottom, Orlando GibbonsAlbum
Mass Of 1651 / Short ServiceClaudio Monteverdi, Orlando GibbonsAlbum
L'art de la Flute a BecAntonio Vivaldi, John Bull, Johann Rosenmüller, Georg Philipp Telemann, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Orlando Gibbons, Consort & Ensemble Bernard KrainisAlbum
Thomas Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah 1 and 11Orlando GibbonsAlbum
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