6 Cantatas (Hayes, William)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: J. Simpson, for the author, n.d.[1748].
Misc. Notes University of Western Ontario Music Library (CDN-Lu): RISM A/I: H 4898
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Work Title 6 Cantatas
Alternative. Title Six Cantatas set to Musick by William Hayes
Composer Hayes, William
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RISM A/I: H 4898
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWH 3
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 cantatas (all vocal parts in G2 clef):
  1. A Winter Scene (voice, continuo)
  2. Why Lysidas should Man be Vain? (voice, 2 instruments (G2, G2 clefs), continuo)
  3. While I listen to Thy Voice, Chloris (voice (G2 clef), 2 continuo lines - "Violoncello e Cembalo" and "Cembalo e Contra Basso")
  4. Chloe's Dream (voice, 2 instruments (G2, G2 clef), continuo)
  5. To Venus a Rant (voice (G2 clef), traverso, 2 "piccolo flauto" (recorders), 2 violins, viola, "bassi" (with indications for "violoncello solo", and "cembalo")
  6. An Ode to Echo
First Publication. 1748 - London: Simpson
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation see above, Contents

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In numbers 2 and 4, the instrumental lines are unlabelled, but go down to G below middle C, and A below middle C, respectively. This rules out flute or oboe as the treble instrument. Violin is the most likely possibility. In no.6, the 2 "piccolo flauto" lines do not play at the same time as the traverso, so undoubtedly the traverso player would have taken one of the piccolo flauto lines, meaning that this could be done with 8 players.