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
- For works at CPDL sorted alphabetically by title, see Thomas Morley compositions
Other sacred music
Canzonets to Three Voices - 1593
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
Primo Libro dei Balletti - 1595
(Italian version of "First Book of Ballets")
Canzonets or Little Short Songs to Foure Voyces: celected out of the best and approved Italian Authors - 1597
E.H. Fellowes included these (un-numbered) in his edition of Madrigals to Four voices.
- My heart, why hast thou taken
- Still it frieth (3 editions available)
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).
- O fly not, love (2 editions available) Haec dies is also set to this music.
First Book of Ayres - 1600
The Triumphs of Oriana - 1601
Other secular music
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- Canzonets to Three Voices 1593
- Madrigals to Four Voices 1594
- Canzonets to Two Voices 1595
- First Book of Ballets 1595
- Primo Libro dei Balletti 1595 (Italian translation)
- Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices 1597
- First Book of Ayres 1600
- Canzonets or little short songs to foure voyces 1597
- Madrigals to five voices 1598
- The Triumphs of Oriana 1601
- Works by Thomas Morley in the Petrucci Music Library (IMSLP)