Duos or Songs for 2 Voices (Whythorne, Thomas)


Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Publisher. Info. London: Thomas Este, 1590.
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General Information

Work Title Duos or Songs for 2 Voices
Alternative. Title
Composer Whythorne, Thomas
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1590
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 2 voices

Misc. Comments

According to Grove Music, "Whythorne made it clear that the music was intended either for voices or combined instruments and voices. . . . The first 22 duets were ‘made for young beginners’, or ‘for a man and a childe to sing, or otherwise for voices or Instruments of Musicke, that be of the like compasse or distance in sound’. The second group consists of 15 songs ‘made for two children to sing. Also they be aptly made for two treble Cornets’ or other voices or instruments of similar compass. The remaining 15 compositions were ‘all Canons of two parts in one’, intended for voices or instruments ‘of divers compasses or distances’."