Thomas Morley

Birth / Death Dates
1557 - 1602

Morley was an Elizabethan composer, organist, and theorist. He served as the Organist of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, and was responsible for bringing the Italian Madrigal to England, composing the first madrigals in the English language. He also composed music for the Anglican service, keyboard works, and consort music. He was also, along with Robert Johnson, the composer of the only surviving contemporary musical settings of verse by Shakespeare.