Thomas Morley

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Thomas Morley (1557 or 1558 – October 1602) was an English composer, theorist, editor and organist of the Renaissance. One of the foremost members of the English Madrigal School, he was also involved in music publishing, and held a printing patent (a type of monopoly) from 1598 up to his death.

Based in London, where he was organist at St Paul's Cathedral, he was the most famous composer of secular music in Elizabethan England. He and Robert Johnson are the composers of the only surviving contemporary settings of verse by Shakespeare.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2013 The Phoenix Rising William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Morley, Orlando Gibbons, Robert White, John Taverner; Stile Antico 1

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