Orlando Gibbons Quote

Orlando Gibbons Quote

It is proportion that beautifies everything,
the whole universe consists of it,
and music is measured by it.

Orlando Gibbons was one of the last great medieval polyphonic composers in England. Growing up in a family known for their music lead Orlando to a career as both a keyboard master and composer.

Toward the end of his life, he also mastered the organ. In 1622, he was given the title of doctor of music and played at the funeral service of King James I.

Gibbons allegedly died after collapsing during a performance at Canterbury Cathedral. He was buried in the same Cathedral.