Orlando Gibbons was a highly successful keyboard player and composer at a time when the established Renaissance style was beginning to enter the new and exciting Baroque era. Hence his style is seen as transitional, containing elements of both.
Being in the Dorian mode, the flattened 7th note gives the music a wistful, dreamy feel that seems to be neither major nor minor.
With this delightful album of trios the first two parts can be played on either violin or viola. 13 mins. E/M