George Kirbye

(1570 - 1634)

English composer. George Kirbye lived in Suffolk in the retinue of Sir Robert Jermyn. He was probably acquainted with the similarly employed John Wilbye. A contributor to East's andRavenscroft's psalters, he published madrigals, many in a serious and Italianate style, in First Set of English Madrigals (1597). He is known to have owned many volumes of music by his leading Italian contemporaries. He contributed a madrigal With angel's face to The Triumphs of Oriana.

Further reading:

Tudor Settings of the Lord's Prayer: A short essay by Ben Byram-Wigfield

Links on this site:

A Partial George Kirbye Discography   |   IV M: England Through 1635   |   English Lute Composers through 1635