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Orlando Gibbons and the Gibbons family of musicians

"Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) has long been recognized as holding a leading position in English music of the seventeenth century. In his own time he was known both as an outstanding composer, and a performer who was described as 'the best Finger of that Age' and 'the best hand in england'. It is therefore surprising that John Harley's Orlando Gibbons and the Gibbons Family of Musicians is the first full-length study to deal with his life and music since E.H. Fellowes's short book, originally published in 1923"--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©1999
Ashgate, Aldershot, England, ©1999
x, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9781840142099, 184014209X
1. The Gibbons family
2. The court musician
3. Orlando Gibbons's personality and music
4. Keyboard music
5. Consort music
6. Songs
7. Anthems: Introduction
8. Full anthems
9. Verse anthems
10. Liturgical music
11. Orlando Gibbons's death
12. Christopher Gibbons
App. A. Richard Gibbons's descendants
App. B. Wills
App. C. Fantazies of III. Parts
App. D. Portraits
List of Orlando Gibbons's works
List of Christopher Gibbons's works