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A set of six part-books containing madrigals and anthems by various composers, although no names of composers are given, early 17th cent.

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MSS. Tenbury 1162-1167

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The pagination in all the books is identical; up to page 60 it is by pages and subsequently by folio.

For 3 voices:
  1. (p. 1) A sea-nymph sat upon the shore
  2. (p. 2) Farewell disdain (T. Morley)
  3. (p. 4) Do you not know? (T. Morley)
  4. (p. 6) Now must I die recureless (T. Morley)
  5. (p. 8) As fair as mom (J. Wilbye)
  6. (p. 10) Come shepherd swain (J. Wilbye)
  7. (p. 12) O fly not (T. Morley)
  8. (p. 14) Where art thou wanton (T. Morley)
For 4 voices:
  1. (p. 16) O fairest maid on earth
  2. (p. 17) Sweet Amaryllis, O stay
  3. (p. 18) Danaƫ the fair within a tower
  4. (p. 19) When Cloris heard (J. Wilbye)
  5. (p. 20) I love alas yet am not loved (J. Wilbye)
  6. (p. 22) Happy streams (J. Wilbye)
  7. (p. 24) I believe in God the Father
  8. (p. 25) He descended into hell
For 5 voices:
  1. (p. 26) I must depart all hapless (L. Marenzio)
  2. (p. 27) Liquid and watery pearls (L. Marenzio)
  3. (p. 28) My heart alas, why dost thou? (G. Converso)
  4. (p. 29) What doth my pretty darling? (L. Marenzio)
  5. (p. 30) So gracious is thy sweet self (G. Feretti)
  6. (p. 31) Cruel unkind, my heart. (G. Feretti)
  7. (p. 32) O how fortunate those (Robert Ramsay)
  8. (p. 33) Cease now thy wailing (part i)
  9. (p. 34) Stay then and first behold (part ii)
  10. (p. 35) So vain is all their pleasure
  11. (p. 36) O poor Amyntas, lie thee down
  12. (p. 38) O wretched Amyntas, in whom no joy
  13. (p. 40) The white delightful swan (O. Vecchi)
  14. (p. 41) Cinthia, thy song and chanting (G. Croce)
  15. (p. 42) So far, dear life (G. Eremita)
  16. (p. 43) Now turneth to former joy (L. Marenzio)
  17. (p. 44) Sweet heart arise (L. Marenzio)
  18. (p. 45) When shall I cease lamenting? (N. Faignient)
  19. (p. 46) Within a green wood (G. Feretti)
  20. (p. 47) O help me soon or else I die
  21. (p. 48) Out alas what should I say
  22. (p. 49) Nymphs and fairies sweetly sing
  23. (p. 50) Lure falconers (J. Bennet)
  24. (p. 51) With angel's face (D. Norcome)
  25. (p. 52) Blow out the trumpet (Martin Peerson)
  26. (p. 53) Behold now praise the Lord
  27. (p. 54) Hence stars, too dim of light (M. East)
  28. (p. 55) To pitch our toils go we
  29. (p. 56) God give you good morrow (R. Dering)
  30. (p. 57) See here madam fine cobweb lawn (R. Dering)
  31. (p. 58) Now have we present made (words by Walter Raleigh)
  32. (p. 59) Cantate ninfe e pastori
  33. (p. 60) When Israel came (pars i) (M. East)
  34. (p. 61) What aileth thee? (pars ii) (M. East)
  35. (p. 62) O clap your hands
  36. (p. 63) God is gone up
  37. (p. 64) Praise the Lord (M. Peerson)
  38. (p. 65) O God when thou wentest (M. Peerson)
  39. (p. 66) O go not hence
  40. (p. 67) O come hither
  41. (p. 68) I am small (M. Peerson)
  42. (p. 69) Thou hast brought me to great honour
  43. (p. 70) O deliver me
  44. (p. 71) O go not from me (M. Peerson)
  45. (p. 72) O do well unto thy servant
  46. (p. 73) O Lord let it be thy pleasure
  47. (p. 74) He sent his word and healed them
  48. (p. 75) Fly, ravished soul (M. Peerson)
  49. (p. 78) I called upon the Lord (M. Peerson)
  50. (p. 79) O Lord in thee is all my trust (M. Peerson)
  51. (p. 79) All nations compassed me (M. Peerson)
  52. (p. 80) Rise O my soul (William Sims)
  53. (p. 81) Wherefore are men so loth to die
  54. (p. 82) O Lord consider my distress
  55. (p. 83) Have mercy upon me (part i)
  56. (p. 84) Wash me throughly (part ii)
  57. (p. 83) Why standest thou so far off?
  58. (p. 86) My song shall be of mercy
  59. (p. 87) I said I will take heed
  60. (p. 88) O magnify the Lord our God
  61. (p. 89) I cried unto thee O Lord
  62. (p. 90) O let thy mercy fall on me
For 6 voices:
  1. (p. 91) Shall I live so far distant?
  2. (p. 92) Hard by a crystal fountain (G. Croce)
  3. (p. 93) The Lady Oriana (J. Wilbye)
  4. (p. 94) As Vesta was from Latmos (T. Weelkes)
  5. (p. 95) Dainty white pearl (A. Bicci)
  6. (p. 96) Why dost thou shoot? (J. Wilbye)
  7. (p. 97) Lady when I behold (J. Wilbye)
  8. (p. 98) Wilt thou unkind now leave me (R. Ramsey)
  9. (p. 99) Unkind, if you desire
  10. (p. 100) Unkind O stay thy flying (L. Marenzio)
  11. (p. 101) All ye nations of the world
  12. (p. 102) O Jonathan, woe is me (T. Weelkes)
  13. (p. 103) O my son Absalom (T. Weelkes)
  14. (p. 104) When David heard (R. Ramsey)
  15. (p. 105) Away fond thoughts, fly hence
For 8 voices:
  1. (p. 106) Laudate dominum in sanctis
For 9 voices:
  1. (p. 107) O sing unto the Lord a new song
Items on pp. 75-79 constitute a sequence on the Crucifiction.

Dates

  • early 17th cent.

Extent

1 box (6 part-books)

Shelfmark

MSS. Tenbury 1162-1167

Custodial History

Formerly belonged to James Bartleman.

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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