Thomas Morley

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Born: 1557-1602
Nationality: English
Education/Training:
studied with William Byrd; received a Bachelor's from Oxford
Best Known For:
Being the most famous madrigal comoser in Elizabethan England; also wrote Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke, which was used by musicians for 200 years after his death
Notable Compositions:
Now is the Month of Maying, April is in my Mistress' Face
Assignments:
Master of Choristers at Norwich Cathedral; employed at St. Paul's Cathedral in London
Curious Facts:
Along with Robert Johnson, the only composers who wrote the only surviving contemporary settings of writings by Shakespeare
REPERTOIRE : Now Is the Month of Maying
CONCERTDATES
14th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/29/2003
SING! 08/24/1996
11th Annual High School Choir Festival 05/05/2000
REPERTOIRE : April is in My Mistress' Face
CONCERTDATES
Magnificent Madrigals 04/21/2002
London Bridges 01/30/2011
REPERTOIRE : Hark Jolly Shepherds
CONCERTDATES
A Shining Christmas 12/16/1983
A Shining Christmas 12/17/1983
A Shining Christmas 12/18/1983
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/17/1978
Joy to the World 12/18/1978
Christmas Echoes 12/15/1968
Pasadena Concert 12/21/1968
REPERTOIRE : I Should For Griefe
CONCERTDATES
Glories of the Renaissance 01/19/1974
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