The Hymnes and Songs of the Church (Wither, George)

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Publisher. Info. London: the assignes of George Wither, 1623.
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Editor Edward Farr
Publisher. Info. London: John Russell Smith, 1856.
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Publisher. Info. Publications of the Spenser Society, Issue No.30.
Manchester: Charles E. Simms, for the Spenser Society, 1881.
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Work Title The Hymnes and Songs of the Church
Alternative. Title The Hymnes and Songs of the Chvrch. Diuided into two parts. The first part comprehends the canonicall hymnes, and svch parcels of Holy Scripture, as may properly be sung, with some other ancient Songs and Creeds. The second part consists of Spirituall Songs, appropriated to the seuerall Times and Occasions obserueable in the Church of England. Translated and composed, by G. W.
Composer Wither, George
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 90 song texts, 17 with music
First Publication. 1623
Librettist George Wither
Language English
Dedication James I of England (VI of Scotland)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 2 voices, treble & bass

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First printing of Orlando Gibbons' Song of the Angels.

Songs with music
Part I
Song 1. Now shall the praises of the Lord be sung
Song 3. Sing praises Isr'el to the Lord
Song 4. Now in the Lord my heart doth pleasure take
Song 5. Thy beauty, Israel, is gone
Song 9. Come kisse me with those lips of thine
Song 13. Oh my Love, how comely now
Song 14. Arise thou North-winde from the North
Song 18. Who's this, that leaning on her Friend
Song 20. Lord, I will sing to Thee
Song 22. O Lord of Hoasts, and God of Israel
Song 24. How sad and solitary now (alas)
Song 31. Lord, thy answere I did here
Song 34. The Song of the Angels. Thus Angels sung, and thus sing we
Song 41. Oh all you Creatures of the Lord
Song 44. Come Holy-Ghost, the Maker, come
Part II
Song 47. For Christmas Day. A Song of Joy unto the Lord
Song 67. When one among the Twelue there was