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Born: c. 1557 in Norwich, East Anglia, England
Died: Oct 1602
Thomas Morley
Born a brewer's son, he probably sang as a boy in the Norwich Cathedral as he became Master of Choristers there in 1583 at about age 25 having apparently already been a student of William Byrd in the early 1570s. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree from Oxford in the same year that Nicholas Yonge published "Musica Transalpina" (1588), Morley found his musical direction and began publishing his own books.
View a digital facsimile of the 1771 imprint of "Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke" re-titled "Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Music"
For more complete information, please see
- - the Wiki article - - the CPDL article - -
- - the IMSLP article - - the WIMA article - -

A short selection of his work is below...
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Ballets
About the maypole x NWC or MIDI
Dainty fine sweet nymph x NWC or MIDI
Fyre, fyre x NWC or MIDI
I love, alas, I love thee x NWC or MIDI
I saw my lovely Phillis x NWC or MIDI
Ladies, those cherries plenty x NWC or MIDI
Leave, alas, this tormenting x NWC or MIDI
Lo, she flies x NWC or MIDI
My bonny lass she smileth x NWC or MIDI
My lovely wanton jewel x NWC or MIDI
No, no, Nigella x NWC or MIDI
Now is the month of Maying x NWC or MIDI
Shoot false love, I care not x NWC or MIDI
Sing we and chant it x NWC or MIDI
Singing alone x NWC or MIDI
Those dainty daffadillies x NWC or MIDI
Thus saith my Galatea x NWC or MIDI
What saith my dainty darling x NWC or MIDI
Why weeps alas x NWC or MIDI
You that wont to my pipes sound x NWC or MIDI
Canzonets for Two Voices
Fire and lightning x NWC or MIDI
Flora, wilt thou torment me? x NWC or MIDI
Go ye my canzonets x NWC or MIDI
I go before my darling x NWC or MIDI
I should for grief and anguish x NWC or MIDI
In nets of golden wires x NWC or MIDI
Leave now, mine eyes, lamenting x NWC or MIDI
Lo, here another love x NWC or MIDI
Miraculous love's wounding x NWC or MIDI
O thou that art so cruel x NWC or MIDI
Sweet nymph, come to thy lover x NWC or MIDI
When lo, by break of morning x NWC or MIDI
Canzonets for Three Voices
Arise, get up x NWC or MIDI
Blow, shepherds, blow x NWC or MIDI
Cease, mine eyes x NWC or MIDI
Cruel, you pull away too soon x NWC or MIDI
Deep lamenting x NWC or MIDI
Do you not know x NWC or MIDI
Farewell, disdainful x NWC or MIDI
Good morrow, fair ladies of the May x NWC or MIDI
Hold out, my heart x NWC or MIDI
Joy, joy doth so arise x NWC or MIDI
Lady, if I through grief x NWC or MIDI
Lady, those eyes x NWC or MIDI
Love learns by laughing x NWC or MIDI
Now must I die recureless x NWC or MIDI
O fly not x NWC or MIDI
O fly not, love x NWC or MIDI
O sleep, fond fancy x NWC or MIDI
Say, dear, will you not have me x NWC or MIDI
See, mine own sweet jewel x NWC or MIDI
Spring-time mantleth every bough x NWC or MIDI
Thirsis, let pity move thee x NWC or MIDI
This Love is but a wanton fit x NWC or MIDI
Though Philomela lost her love x NWC or MIDI
What ails my darling x NWC or MIDI
Where art thou, wanton x NWC or MIDI
Whither away so fast x NWC or MIDI
Canzonets for Five Voices
Adieu, you kind and cruel x NWC or MIDI
Arise, awake x NWC or MIDI
Ay me, the fatal arrow x NWC or MIDI
Cruel, wilt thou persever x NWC or MIDI
Damon and Phillis x NWC or MIDI
False love did me inveigle x NWC or MIDI
Fly love that art so sprightly x NWC or MIDI
I follow, lo the footing x NWC or MIDI
Lady you think you spite me x NWC or MIDI
Lo where with flowery head x NWC or MIDI
Love took his bow and arrow x NWC or MIDI
Love's folk in green arraying x NWC or MIDI
My Nymph, the dear x NWC or MIDI
O grief, e'en on the bud x NWC or MIDI
Our Bonny-boots could toot it x NWC or MIDI
Said I that Amarillis x NWC or MIDI
Sovereign of my delight x NWC or MIDI
You bright black stars x NWC or MIDI
Canzonets for Six Voices
Good Love, then fly thou to her x NWC or MIDI
Hard by a crystal fountain x NWC or MIDI
Hark, alleluia x NWC or MIDI
Ladies, you see time flieth x NWC or MIDI
Stay heart, run not so fast x NWC or MIDI
Madrigals for Four Voices
April is in my mistress' face x NWC or MIDI
Besides a fountain x NWC or MIDI
Clorinda false x NWC or MIDI
Come, lovers, follow me x NWC or MIDI
Die now, my heart x NWC or MIDI
Hark jolly shepherds x NWC or MIDI
Help I fall x NWC or MIDI
Ho, who comes here x NWC or MIDI
I will no more come to thee x NWC or MIDI
In dew of roses x NWC or MIDI
In every place x NWC or MIDI
Lady, why grieve you still me x NWC or MIDI
My heart why hast thou taken - - - Part 1 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
Still it frieth - - - Part 2 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
Now is the gentle season - - - Part 1 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
The fields abroad - - - Part 2 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
O, no, thou dost but flout me x NWC or MIDI
On a fair morning x NWC or MIDI
Round around about a wood x NWC or MIDI
Say gentle nymphs x NWC or MIDI
Since my tears and lamenting x NWC or MIDI
Sport we, my lovely treasure - - - Part 1 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
O sweet, alas, what say you - - - Part 2 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
Why sit I here complaining x NWC or MIDI
Dialog for Seven Voices
Phillis, I fain would die now x NWC or MIDI
Lute Songs (or Ayres)
A painted tale x NWC or MIDI
Absence, hear thou my protestation x NWC or MIDI
Can I forget what reason's force x NWC or MIDI
Come, Sorrow come x NWC or MIDI
Fair in a morn (lyrics by Nicholas Breton) x NWC or MIDI
I saw my lady weeping x NWC or MIDI
It was a lover and his lass x NWC or MIDI
Love wing'd my hopes x NWC or MIDI
Mistress mine, well may you fare x NWC or MIDI
Sleep, slumb'ring eyes x NWC or MIDI
Thirsis and Milla - - - Part 1 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
She straight her light green silken coats - - - Part 2 of 2 x NWC or MIDI
What if my mistress now x NWC or MIDI
White as lilies x NWC or MIDI
Who is it that this dark night x NWC or MIDI
Will you buy a fine dog? x NWC or MIDI
With my love my life was nestled x NWC or MIDI


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