- 1 Life
- 2 List of choral works
- 2.1 Sacred music
- 2.2 Secular music
- 2.2.1 Canzonets or Little Short Songs to foure Voyces selected from Italian composers
- 2.2.2 Canzonets to Three Voices - 1593
- 2.2.3 Madrigals to Four Voices - 1594
- 2.2.4 Canzonets to Two Voices - 1595
- 2.2.5 First Book of Ballets - 1595
- 2.2.6 Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices - 1597
- 2.2.7 A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicalle Musicke - 1597
- 2.2.8 First Book of Ayres - 1600
- 2.2.9 Triumphs of Oriana - 1601
- 2.2.10 Other secular music
- 3 Publications
- 4 External links
Born: c. 1557
The entry in Cathedral Music, Volume 1 (William Boyce) reads:
Thomas Morley was admitted Batchelor in Music at Oxford, 1588, and became Gentleman of the Royal Chapels to Queen Elizabeth, in 1592. He publish'd a learned Treatise in 1597, entitled A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Musicke, which he dedicated to William Bird, who had been his Master. He died in 1602.
View the Wikipedia article on Thomas Morley.
List of choral works
Other sacred music
Canzonets or Little Short Songs to foure Voyces selected from Italian composers
E.H. Fellowes included these (un-numbered) in his edition of Madrigals to Four voices.
Canzonets to Three Voices - 1593
The following pieces were included in a 2nd edition, published in 1606.
Madrigals to Four Voices - 1594
Canzonets to Two Voices - 1595
First Book of Ballets - 1595
Included in the 2nd edition published in 1600, the following piece is to seven voices
Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices - 1597
A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicalle Musicke - 1597
Included as an example, this piece was included by E. H. Fellowes in his re-publication of Canzonets to Three Voices.
- O sleep, fond fancy (2 editions available)
Shown as a wordless “air” in Morley’s book. Thurston Dart set these words to it from a piece by Thomas Bateson published in his First Set of Madrigals (1604).
First Book of Ayres - 1600
Triumphs of Oriana - 1601
Other secular music
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