Nine Madrigals to Five Voices: From Musica Transalpina, 1588

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J. Williams, 1894 - Madrigals, English - 109 pages
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Page 1 - THE object of this Edition is to present in an accessible form various works by English composers of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, which would otherwise be difficult to obtain. It is intended to reprint a selection from the music hidden away in public and private libraries, which is almost unknown, except to antiquaries and collectors of rare books. Each volume will be accompanied by Introductions, Biographical Notices, and references to the authorities whence information...
Page 9 - ... gentlemen and merchants of good accompt (as well of this realme as of forreine nations) have taken in good part such entertainment of pleasure, as my poore abilitie was able to affoord them, both by the exercise of Musicke daily used in my house, and by furnishing them with bookes of that kinde...
Page 10 - I sought it by many great means. For his answer was ever, " That those trifles (being but an idle man's exercise, of an idle subject, written only for private recreation) would blush to be seen otherwise than by twilight, much more to be brought into the common view of all men.
Page 10 - Hasc hora est tua, dum furit Lyaeus, Dum regnat rosa, dum madent capilli, Turn te vel rigidi legant Catones. Wherefore I kept them, or most of them, for a long time by me, not presuming to put my sickle in another man's corn ; till such time as I heard that the same, being dispersed into many men's hands, were, by some persons altogether unknown to the owner, likely to be published in print. Which made me adventure to set this...
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Page 3 - He (Dr. Wilson) did often use to say for the honour of his country of Kent, that Alfonso Farabosco was born of Italian parents at Greenwich." Wood, Fasti Oxon, " John Wilson,
Page 9 - ... Napolitans had been englished by a very honourable personage, and now a Councellour of estate, whereof I have scene some, but never possessed any). And finding the same to be singulerly well liked, not onely of those for whose cause I gathered them, but of many skilfull Gentlemen and other great Musiciens, who affirmed the accent of the words to be well mainteined, the descant not hindred (though some fewe notes altered), and in everie place the due decorum kept : I was so bolde (beeing well...
Page 10 - Wherein tought he may take a iust offence, that I haue laid open his labours without his licence: yet since they were in hazard to come abroad by...
Page 6 - CAN BE OBTAINED SEPARATELY AT SIXPENCE EACH. H Cable of tbe Clefs Used in the original Edition.

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