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Thomas Campion

born: 1567
died: 1620
country: United Kingdom

Campion was born in London and studied at Peterhouse, Cambridge, but left without taking a degree. He later entered Gray's Inn to study law in 1586. However, he left in 1595 without having been called to the bar. On February 10, 1605 he received his medical degree from the University of Caen.

Campion was first published as a poet in 1591 with five of his works appearing in an edition of Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophel and Stella. The Songs of Mourning: Bewailing the Untimely Death of Prince Henry (1613), were set to music by John Cooper. He also wrote a number of other poems as well as a book on poetry, Observations in the Art of English Poesie (1602), in which he criticises the practice of rhyming in poetry.

Campion wrote over one hundred lute songs in the Books of Airs, with the first collection (co-written with Philip Rosseter) appearing in 1601 and four more following throughout the 1610s. He also wrote a number of masques, including Lord Hay's Masque performed in 1607, along with Somerset Masque and The Lord's Masque which premiered in 1613. Some of Campion's works were quite ribald on the other hand, such as "Beauty, since you so much desire" (see media). In 1615 he published a book on counterpoint, A New Way of Making Fowre Parts in Counterpoint By a Most Familiar and Infallible Rule, which was regarded highly enough to be reprinted in 1660.

He was implicated in the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, but was eventually exonerated, as it was found that he had delivered a bribe unwittingly. Campion died in London, possibly of the plague.

Albums

Campion & Dowland: It fell on a summer's day
CDH88011Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Campion: Move now with measured sound
CDA67268
All in the April Evening
CDH55243Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Bennett: My dancing day & other choral works
SIGCD293Download only
Britten: Nocturnal; Dowland: Lute Songs
CDA67648
Dowland & Campion: It fell on a summer's day
CDH88011Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Dowland: Awake, sweet love
CDH55241Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal
CDA67648
English Ayres and Duets
CDA66003Archive Service
English Lute Songs
CDH55249Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Madrigals and Wedding Songs for Diana
CDA66019Archive Service
On this Island
CDA67227Archive Service
Parry: Sacred Choral Music
CDA66273Download currently discounted
Parry: Songs of Farewell
Studio Master: SIGCD267Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore
CDA67240
Quilter: Songs
CDA66878
The Emma Kirkby Collection
This album is not yet available for downloadCDA66227
The English Anthem, Vol. 7
CDA67087
Time stands still
CDH55462Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Vaughan Williams: Over hill, over dale
CDA66777
Warlock: Songs
CDH55442Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Complete works available for download

All looks be paleRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Author of LightRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Author of LightJames Bowman (countertenor), David Miller (lute), The King's Consort
Beauty, since you so much desireRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Blame not my cheeksRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Break now, my heart, and dieRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Come, cheerful dayEmma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)
Come, cheerful day, part of my life to meIan Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
Come, you pretty false-eyed wantonIan Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
Courante 'I care not for these ladies'The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
Fain would I wedRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), David Miller (theorbo), Joanna Levine (viol), Mark Levy (viol)
Fair, if you expect admiringRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Fire, fire, fire!Robin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), David Miller (theorbo), Joanna Levine (viol), Mark Levy (viol)
Fire, fire, fire!Ian Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
Her rosy cheeks, her ever smiling eyesIan Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
I care not for these ladiesRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
I care not for these ladiesIan Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
If thou long'st so much to learnThe Camerata of London
It fell on a summer's dayRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
It fell on a summer's dayIan Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
Leave prolonging thy distressRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Lord Hay's MasqueElizabeth Kenny (lute), David Miller (theorbo), Joanna Levine (viol), Mark Levy (viol)
Mistress, since you so much desireRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Mark Levy (viol)
Move now with measured soundRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), David Miller (theorbo), Joanna Levine (viol), Mark Levy (viol)
Move now with measured soundEmma Kirkby (soprano), The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)
Mr Confess's CorantoElizabeth Kenny (lute)
My sweetest LesbiaRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Never weather-beaten sailRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Never weather-beaten sailIan Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
Now hath Flora robbed her bowersRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Now hath Flora robbed her bowersEmma Kirkby (soprano), The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)
Oft have I sigh'dJames Bowman (countertenor), David Miller (lute), The King's Consort
Second Dance of the Lords' MasqueElizabeth Kenny (lute)
Shall I come, sweet love?Ian Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
Shall I come, sweet love?The Camerata of London
So parted youRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
The cypress curtain of the nightRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
The cypress curtain of the nightIan Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
There is none, o none but youIan Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
Think'st thou to seduce me then?Ian Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
Though you are young and I am oldEmma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)
Tune thy music to thy heartRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Woo her, and win herRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), David Miller (theorbo), Joanna Levine (viol), Mark Levy (viol)
Woo her, and win herDavid Thomas (bass), Anthony Rooley (lute), Trevor Jones (viol)
SIR RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT (1936-2012))
Four Poems of Thomas CampionBBC Singers, Paul Brough (conductor)
JOHN COPRARIO (c1570-1626))
Come ashore, merry matesDavid Thomas (bass), Anthony Rooley (lute), Trevor Jones (viol)
Go, happy manDavid Thomas (bass), Anthony Rooley (lute), Trevor Jones (viol)
While dancing restsDavid Thomas (bass), Anthony Rooley (lute), Trevor Jones (viol)
JOHN DOWLAND (1563-1626))
I must complainMark Padmore (tenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
THOMAS GILES (?-?))
Triumph now with joy and mirthEmma Kirkby (soprano), The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)
NICHOLAS LANIER (1588-1666))
Bring away this sacred treeDavid Thomas (bass), Anthony Rooley (lute), Trevor Jones (viol)
THOMAS LUPO (d1628))
Shows and nightly revelsEmma Kirkby (soprano), The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)
Time, that leads the fatal roundEmma Kirkby (soprano), The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)
PHILIP ROSSETER (1567/8-1623))
What then is love but mourning?Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958))
Heart's musicHolst Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor)
PETER WARLOCK (1894-1930))
The lover's mazeJohn Mark Ainsley (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

All looks be pale (Campion)
Author of Light (Campion)
Beauty, since you so much desire (Campion)
Blame not my cheeks (Campion)
Break now, my heart, and die (Campion)
Bring away this sacred tree (Lanier)
Come ashore, merry mates (Coprario)
Come, cheerful day (Campion)
Come, cheerful day, part of my life to me (Campion)
Come, O come, my life's delight  
Come, o come, my life's delight  
Come, you pretty false-eyed wanton (Campion)
Courante 'I care not for these ladies' (Campion/Praetorius)
Fain would I wed (Campion)
Fair, if you expect admiring (Campion)
Fire, fire!  
Fire, fire, fire! (Campion)
Four Poems of Thomas Campion (Bennett)
Go, happy man (Coprario)
Heart's music (Vaughan Williams)
Her rosy cheeks, her ever smiling eyes (Campion)
I care not for these ladies (Campion)
I must complain (Dowland)
If thou long'st so much to learn (Campion)
It fell on a summer's day (Campion)
Leave prolonging thy distress (Campion)
Lord Hay's Masque (Campion)
Mistress, since you so much desire (Campion)
Move now with measured sound (Campion)
Mr Confess's Coranto (Campion)
My life's delight  
My sweetest Lesbia (Campion)
Never weather-beaten sail  
Never weather-beaten sail (Campion)
Never weather-beaten saile  
Now hath Flora robbed her bowers (Campion)
O be still, be still, unquiet thoughts, and rest on love's adventer  
Oft have I sigh'd (Campion)
Second Dance of the Lords' Masque (Campion)
Seven Elizabethan Lyrics, Op 12 (Quilter)
Shall I come, sweet love? (Campion)
Shows and nightly revels (Lupo)
So parted you (Campion)
Songs of Farewell (Parry)
The cypress curtain of the night (Campion)
The hours of sleepy night  
The lover's maze (Warlock)
There is none, o none but you (Campion)
Think'st thou to seduce me then? (Campion)
Though you are young and I am old (Campion)
Time, that leads the fatal round (Lupo)
Triumph now with joy and mirth (Giles)
Tune thy music to thy heart (Campion)
What then is love but mourning? (Rosseter)
While dancing rests (Coprario)
Winter nights  
Woo her, and win her (Campion)
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