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Morley, Thomas (1557–1602) Reference library
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)
..., Thomas ( c. 1557–1602 ), composer . He studied with William Byrd and became a proponent, publisher, and imitator of the new Italian madrigal style (which Byrd did not care for). His treatise A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Music ( 1597 ) is an important historical source on many aspects of music-making in Shakespeare’s time. Much speculation, based on little evidence, has taken place over the extent of Morley ’s collaboration and possible friendship with Shakespeare. The two have been linked through the composer’s setting of ‘It...
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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)
..., Thomas ( 1557– c. 1603 ) English musician, author of A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Music ( 1597 ), composer of tunes to which ‘It was a Lover and his lass’ ( As You Like It ) and ‘O mistress mine’ ( Twelfth Night ) can be sung, though it is not sure whether he wrote the music to the words, or Shakespeare wrote the words to the...
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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)
..., Thomas ( 1557/8–1602 ) English composer , organist , and writer . He studied under William Byrd , to whom he dedicated the important treatise A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke ( 1597 ), the first work of its kind in the English language. Morley championed the Italian madrigal , and actively developed its English counterpart. His first two publications, the Canzonets, or Little Short Songs to Three Voyces ( 1593 ) and the first book of Madrigalls to Foure Voyces ( 1594 ), contain the most original of his own work in this...
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)
..., Thomas ( 1557/8–1602 ) English composer , organist , and writer . He studied under William Byrd , to whom he dedicated the important treatise A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke ( 1597 ), the first work of its kind in the English language. He became organist of St Paul's and a gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and in 1598 he was granted the patent for music publishing previously held by Byrd . He appears to have been involved in spying on Catholics. Morley championed the Italian madrigal , and actively developed its English...
Morley, Thomas (1557) Reference library
Denis Arnold and John Milsom
The Oxford Companion to Music
...Morley, Thomas ( b Norwich , 1557 or 1558 ; d London , ?early Oct. 1602 ). English church musician , composer , publisher , and theorist . He was the son of a Norwich brewer, and probably entered the choir of Norwich Cathedral as a boy. At some point he studied with William Byrd . In 1574 he was promised the position of choirmaster at Norwich (including the duties of organist) on the death of Edmund Inglott ; he took up the post in 1583 . Four years later he left the cathedral, possibly because of his Roman Catholic sympathies. In 1588 ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)
..., Thomas ( b ?Norwich , 1557 ; d London , 1602 ) English composer . Pupil of Byrd . Mus.B., Oxford Univ., 1588 . Org, St Paul's Cath. c. 1589–92 . Almost certainly worked as a government spy. Gentleman of Chapel Royal 1592 . In 1598 , granted by Elizabeth I exclusive licence for 21 years to print song‐books of all kinds and music paper. Thus he pubd not only his own music but that of his contemporaries. Pubd and ed. The Triumphs of Oriana ( 1601 ), to which he contributed Arise, awake for 5 vv. and Hard by a crystal fountain for 6...
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance
..., Thomas ( 1557 / 8 – 1602 ), English composer, organist at Norwich Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral; in 1588 he graduated with a B.Mus. from Oxford and became a gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1592 . He lived in the same parish as William Shakespeare which may explain his setting of ‘It was a lover and his lass’ in The First Book of Ayres ( 1600 ). In 1598 he was granted a patent enabling him to print a metrical psalter by Richard Alison . He also published The Triumphs of Oriana ( 1603 ). He was taught by William Byrd and influenced by...
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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)
...of ‘It was a lover and his lass’ (sung in 5.3) in Thomas Morley ’s First Book of Airs in 1600 would appear to support this dating. Text: Despite the Stationers’ Register entry of 1600 the play was not printed until the First Folio appeared in 1623 . The Folio supplies a generally reliable text which, lacking distinctively authorial spellings and errors, was probably set from a Promptbook , or perhaps a literary transcript of foul papers . Sources: The main plot of As You Like It derives from Thomas Lodge ’s Rosalynde ( 1590 ), a prose tale...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age
...nor yet of enlightened manufacturers, but a state responsibility shouldered, albeit reluctantly, for the general good of all. Brewer, J. , & Porter, R. , eds., Consumption and the World of Goods , London, 1993; Fox, C. , London: World City, 1800–1840 , New Haven, Conn., 1992; Morley, J. , Regency Design, 1790–1840: Gardens, Buildings, Interiors, Furniture , London, 1993; Report and Minutes of Evidence from the Select Committee on Arts and Manufacture , (598) V, 1835, & (568) IX, 1836; Wainwright, C. , The Romantic Interior: The British Collector at Home,...
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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History
...aviation, and marine weather forecasting continue to be of prime importance, the Meteorological Service, now part of Environment Canada, has additional responsibilities in air quality research, water quantity monitoring, sea ice forecasting, and other environmental issues. Morley ...