• A Fancy
  • A Ground
  • Almaine for Mr Johnson
  • Alman for Keyboard in G major
  • Alman for Keyboard, MB 20 no 33
  • Alman on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB33
  • Alman on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB34
  • Alman on the 5th tone, for keyboard, MB35
  • Alman on the 8th tone, for keyboard, MB37
  • Almighty and everlasting God
  • Ayre
  • Behold, thou hast made my days
  • Blessed are all they that fear the Lord
  • Coranto
  • Coranto on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB39
  • Coranto on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB40
  • Courante for Keyboard, MB 20 no 39
  • Cryes of London
  • Cryes of London: A good sausage
  • Cryes of London: God give you good morrow
  • Drop, drop, slow tears
  • Fancy in C fa ut
  • Fancy in Gamutt flatt
  • Fantasia
  • Fantasia à 2
  • Fantasia à 3
  • Fantasia a 3, No.3, for viols, MB9
  • Fantasia à 4
  • Fantasia no 2
  • Fantasia on the 1st tone, for double organ, MB7
  • Fantasia on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB5
  • Fantasia on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB6
  • Fantasia on the 2nd tone (transposed), for keyboard, MB8
  • Fantasia on the 2nd tone, for keyboard, MB9
  • Fantasia on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB10
  • Fantasia on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB11
  • Fantasia on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB12
  • Fantasia on the 5th tone, for keyboard, MB13
  • Fantasia on the 5th tone, for keyboard, MB14
  • Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia in A minor
  • Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia in C major
  • Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia no 1 in D minor
  • Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia no 10 in C major
  • Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia no 2 in D minor
  • Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia no 3 in C major for double Organ
  • Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia no 4 in D minor
  • Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia no 5 in G minor
  • Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia no 6 in A minor
  • Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia no 7 in A minor
  • Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia no 8 in A minor
  • Fantasias (10) for Keyboard: Fantasia no 9 in C major
  • Fantasias (15) à 3: no 1
  • Fantasias (15) à 3: no 2
  • Fantasias (2) à 4 “for the great double bass”: no 1
  • Fantasias (2) à 4 “for the great double bass”: no 2
  • Fantasias (4) à 6: no 3
  • Fantasias (4) à 6: no 5
  • Fantasias (6) à 2: no 1
  • Fantasias (6) a 6: no 1, MB 31
  • Fantasias (6) a 6: no 2, MB 32
  • Fantasias (6) a 6: no 3, MB 33
  • Fantasias (6) a 6: no 4, MB 34
  • Fantasias (6) a 6: no 5, MB 35
  • Fantasias (6) a 6: no 6, MB 36
  • Fantasias (9) à 3: no 1
  • Fantasias (9) à 3: no 2
  • Fantasias (9) à 3: no 3
  • Fantasias (9) à 3: no 4
  • First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: ‘Mongst thousands good
  • First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: Ah, deere hart
  • First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: Daintie fine bird
  • First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: Fair ladies that to Love
  • First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: Faire is the rose
  • First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: I feign not friendship where I hate
  • First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: I see ambition never pleased
  • First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: I tremble not at noise of war
  • First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: I waigh not fortunes frowne
  • First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: The silver swanne
  • First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: Trust not too much, fair youth
  • First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: What is our life?
  • French Air (Alman), for keyboard, MB32
  • French Air for Keyboard
  • French Coranto, for keyboard, MB38
  • French Courante for Keyboard
  • Galliard
  • Galliard à 3
  • Galliard a 3 (Music for the Double Bass), MB23
  • Galliard for Keyboard, MB 20 no 23
  • Galliard on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB21
  • Galliard on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB22
  • Galliard on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB23
  • Galliard on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB24
  • Galliard on the 5th tone, for keyboard, MB25
  • Glorious and powerful God
  • Go from my window
  • Great King of Gods
  • Ground for Keyboard “Italian”
  • Ground for Keyboard in A minor
  • Ground for Keyboard, MB 20 no 26
  • Ground on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB26
  • Hosanna to the Son of David
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 1
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 1 “Now shall the praises of the Lord be sung”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 1 “We are of Thee”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 13
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 13 “O my love, how comely now”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 13 “Take my life”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 14 “Arise thou North wind”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 18 “Who’s this, that leaning on”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 20 “Lord, I will sing to thee”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 22 “O Lord of Hosts and God of Israel”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 24 “How sad and solitary now”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 3 “Sing Praises Isr’el to the Lord”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 31 “Lord, thy answer I did heare”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 4 “Now in the Lord my heart”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 41 “Oh all you Creatures of the Lord”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 44 “Come Holy Ghost”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 44 “To Thee, the Father, and the Son”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 46 “Christmas Day”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 47 “A song of joy unto the Lord”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 5 “The Beauty, Israel, is gone”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 67 “When one among the twelve there was”
  • Hymns and Songs: Song 9 “Come kiss me with those lips of thine”
  • I am the resurrection
  • If ye be risen again with Christ
  • In Nomine à 4
  • In Nomine à 5
  • In Nomine à 5 no 1
  • In Nomine à 5 no 2
  • In Nomine no 12 “Crye”
  • In Nomine(s)
  • Jesu, grant me this I pray
  • Lady Hatton’s galliard, for keyboard, MB20
  • Lift up your heads
  • Lincoln’s Inn Mask
  • Lord Salisbury’s pavan and galliard, for keyboard, MB18/19
  • Lord, we beseech thee, pour thy grace
  • Love of the Father
  • Magnificat
  • Mask “Welcome home”
  • Mr Sanders his delight
  • Nann’s mask “French alman”
  • Nunc dimittis
  • O all true faithful hearts
  • O clap your hands
  • O God, the King of Glory
  • O Lord increase my faith
  • O Lord, how do my woes increase
  • O Lord, I lift my heart to thee
  • O Lord, in thee is all my trust
  • O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not
  • O that the learned poets of this time, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Out of the deep
  • Pavan
  • Pavan and Galliard a 6
  • Pavan for Keyboard, MB 20 no 17
  • Pavan on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB15
  • Pavan on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB17
  • Pavan, for 6 viols, MB41
  • Pavane
  • Pavane “De le Roye”
  • Pavane and Galliard “Lord Salisbury”
  • Pavane and Galliard “Lord Salisbury”: Galliard
  • Pavane and Galliard “Lord Salisbury”: Pavane
  • Pavane no 16 in G minor
  • Pavans for keyboard, unidentified: Pavana
  • Peascod Time (The Hunt’s Up), for keyboard, MB30
  • Praise the Lord, o my soul
  • Preces and Psalm 145
  • Prelude (Short prelude) on the 1st tone, for keyboard, MB3
  • Prelude (Short prelude) on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB4
  • Prelude for Organ
  • Prelude in A minor
  • Prelude on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB1
  • Prelude on the 8th tone, for keyboard, MB2
  • Preludes (4) for Keyboard: no 1 in A minor
  • Preludes (4) for Keyboard: no 2 in G major
  • Preludes (4) for Keyboard: no 3 in D minor
  • Preludium
  • Psalm 142
  • Second preces and psalm (145), for voices
  • Second service
  • Second Service: Jubilate
  • Second service: Magnificat
  • Second service: Nunc dimittis
  • Second service: Te Deum
  • See, see, the word is incarnate
  • Short Prelude for Organ, MB 20 no 3
  • Short Prelude for Organ, MB 20 no 4
  • Short Service (First Service), for 4 voices
  • Short service: Nunc dimittis
  • Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints
  • Te Deum
  • The fairest nymph
  • The First Song of Moses (“Now shall the praises”), song (from “The Hymns and Songs of the Church”) (1)
  • The hunt’s up (1)
  • The King’s jewel (2)
  • The queen’s command (10)
  • The silver swanne, madrigal for 5 voices (7)
  • The Temple Mask, for keyboard, MB45 (1)
  • The woods so wild (2)
  • This is the record of John (24)
  • Thou God of wisdom (1)
  • Thus angels sung (3)
  • Toy (1)
  • Veni Creator (Come, Holy Ghost), song (from “The Hymns and Songs of the Church”) (1)
  • Voluntary (3)
  • Welcome Home, mask for keyboard, MB42 (1)
  • What is our life, madrigal for 5 voices (1)
  • Whoop, do me no harm, good man (4)
  • Work(s): Fantasia (1)
  • Work(s): Fantasia II (1)
  • Work(s): Fantasy in D (1)
  • Work(s): Praeludium (2)
  • Work(s): [Unspecified] Fantasia in D (1)
  • Ye sacred Muses (1)

Complete Keyboard Works

There are 45 extant keyboard pieces by Orlando Gibbons largely made up of fantasias, preludes, galliards, pavans, grounds and almans. As title’s go there is no beating Ground (Whoop do me no harm, good man).

This set of 45 compositions has a combined running time of about an hour and a half. It is this hour and a half of glorious counterpoint, melodic mystery, strange and compelling soundscapes that have made Gibbons work so influential to so many composers who followed.

At times there seem to be moments of atonality that come straight from Schoenberg and perhaps with the exception of some of Bach’s work it is almost 300 years before these strange atmosphere’s are revisited.

Canada’s legendary 20th century pianist Glenn Gould was a great champion of Gibbons’s music. Gould claimed that Orlando Gibbons was his favourite composer – to think he put him above Bach is an immense endorsement of Gibbons work .

Gould wrote of Gibbons’s hymns and anthems: “ever since my teen-age years this music … has moved me more deeply than any other sound experience I can think of.”

In an interview with Geoffrey Payzant, Gould compared Gibbons to Beethoven and Webern:

…despite the requisite quota of scales and shakes in such half-hearted virtuoso vehicles as the Salisbury Galliard, one is never quite able to counter the impression of music of supreme beauty that lacks its ideal means of reproduction. Like Beethoven in his last quartets, or Webern at almost any time, Gibbons is an artist of such intractable commitment that, in the keyboard field, at least, his works work better in one’s memory, or on paper, than they ever can through the intercession of a sounding-board.

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Prelude MB1
Prelude MB2
Prelude MB3
Versus MB4
Fantasia MB5
Fantasia MB6
Fantasia MB7
Fantasia MB8
Fantasia MB9
Fantasia MB10
Fantasia MB11
Fantasia MB12
Fanasia MB13
Fantasia MB14
Pavan MB15
Pavan MB16
Pavan MB17
Pavan (Lord Salisbury) MB18
Galliard (Lord Salisbury) MB19
Galliard (Lady Hutton) MB20
Galliard MB21
Galliard MB22
Galliard MB23
Galliard MB24
Galliard MB25
Ground MB26
Ground (The Italian ground) MB27
Ground (The Queen’s command) MB28
Ground (The woods so wild) MB29
Ground (Peascod time, or, The hunt’s up) MB30
Ground (Whoop do me no harm, good man) MB31
French Air MB32
Alman MB33
Alman MB34
Alman MB35
Alman MB36
Alman MB37
Coranto (French Coranto) MB38
Coranto MB39
Coranzo MB40
Mask (Nann’s mask, or, French Alman) MB41
Mask (Welcome home) MB42
Mask The Fairest nymph MB43
Mask (Lincoln’s Inn Mask) MB44
Mask (The temple mask) MB45