According to Glenn Gould (minute 28:20), Orlando Gibbons represents
the end of modality, the beginning of tonality
Can anyone deepen the meaning of this? Could you please point to a specific musical passage or phrase by Gibbons thanks to which we can award him this merit?
I'm totally new to the work of this composer and never had the opportunity to play anything from him: I'd like to understand the importance of his music from an historical and analytical perspective.