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MORLEY, Thomas
b London?,1557
d London, October1602, aged forty-five

He was a chorister in St Paul's Cathedral, and then became a pupil of Byrd. He was choirmaster at Norwich Cathedral from 1583 to 1587. He graduated from Oxford in 1588. In 1589 he became organist at St Paul's, and in 1592 was sworn as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal. Between 1596 and 1601 he lived in the same parish in London as Shakespeare, and there is little doubt that they knew each other.

1593 (36)

p Canzonets, or Little Short Songs to Three Voyces

1594 (37)

p Madrigalls to Foure Voyces

1595 (38)

p The First Booke of Balletts to Five Voyces

p The First Booke of Canzonets to Two Voyces

1597 (40)

p Two songs in 'Canzonets or Little Short Songs to Foure Voyces.

Selected out of the best and approved Italian Authors'

p Canzonets or Little Short Aers to Five and Sixe Voyces

p A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke

1598 (41)

p Madrigalls to Five Voyces. Selected out of the best approved

Italian Authors

1599 (42)

p The First Booke of Consort Lessons, made by diverse exquisite Authors for six Instruments

1600 (43)

p The First Booke of Ayres or Little Short Songs: to sing and play to

the Lute with the Base Viole

1601 (44)

p Two madrigals in 'The Triumphs of Oriana, to five and six voyces,

composed by diverse several authors'

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