Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets (Byrd, William)

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Work Title Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets
Alternative. Title Title-page transcription
Psalmes, songs and sonnets: some solemne, others ioyfull, framed to the life of the vvords: fit for voyces or viols of 3.4.5. and 6. parts
Composer Byrd, William
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 30 (32) pieces
  • Songs of three parts
1. The Eagle's Force
2. Of flattering speech
3. In winter cold (Prima pars)
Whereat an ant (Secunda pars)
4. Who looks may leap
5. Sing ye to our Lord a new song
6. I have been young, but now am old
7. In crystal towers
  • Songs of four parts
8. This sweet and merry month of May
9. Let not the sluggish sleep
10. A feigned friend
11. Awake mine eyes
12. Come jolly swains
13. What is life, or worldly pleasure?
14. Fantasia
15. Come let us rejoice unto our Lord
  • Songs of five parts
16. Retire my soul, consider thine estate
17. Arise Lord into thy rest
18. Come woeful Orpheus
19. Sing we merrily unto God our strength (Prima pars)
Blow up the trumpet (Secunda pars)
20. Crowned with flowers
21. Wedded to will is witless
22. Make ye joy to God
  • Songs of six parts
23. Have mercy upon me O God
24. Fantasia a 6
25. This day Christ was born
26. O God that Guides the Cheerful Sun
27. Praise our Lord all ye Gentiles
28. Turn our captivity, O Lord
29. Ah silly soul
30. How vain the toils
First Publication. 1611 - London: Thomas Snodham
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 3-6 voices or viols
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