Comes Amoris (Carr, John)

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Publisher. Info. London: printed by Thomas Moore for John Carr and Sam Scott, 1688.
Misc. Notes 2nd of 5 Books. A Small Collection of the Newest Catches (1687) has been appended
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Work Title Comes Amoris
Alternative. Title Comes Amoris: or the Companion of Love. Being a Choice Collection Of the Newest Songs now in Use. With Thorow-Bass to each Song for the Harpsichord, Theorbo, or Bass-Viol.
Composer Carr, John
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 books:
Comes Amoris Book 2
  1. Lucinda's lovely charming face - Samuel Akeroyde (17th/18th Century)
  2. When Mony has done what e're it can – John Reading (1645c-1692)
  3. No Sylvia, no, not all thy care - Peter Isaack (1655-1694)
  4. How unhappy alas - Raphael Courteville (1735c+)
  5. How can they tast of joy - James Hart (1647-1718)
  6. I saw the lass – Moses Snow (1661-1702)
  7. Unhappy 'tis that I was born - Robert King (1660c-1726)
  8. Youth and wit - James Hart
  9. Farewell love, delight and pleasure - Alexander Damascene (1719+)
  10. By what I've seen - Daniel Purcell (1664c-1717)
  11. Astrea quits her bleating flocks - William Turner (1651-1740)
  12. Call me no more untrue - William Turner
  13. Could and raw the north did blow. The last new Scotch song - Anon
  14. Welcome, welcome, glorious maid - William Turner
  15. Bright Gloriana is the saint - William Turner
  16. A gentle sleep, thou easer of my woes - D. Sherburne
  17. Whilst sighing at your feet - Anon
  18. Tinking Tom was an honest man - Samuel Akeroyde (3 equal voices)
  19. From a due dose of claret - Henry Hall (1656c-1707)
  20. Stretch'd upon the grass - Samuel Akeroyde

A Small Collection of the Newest Catches (1687)

  1. The miller's daughter riding to the fair - John Blow (1649-1708)
  2. Sum up all the delights, Z275 - Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  3. My Lady's coachman John, Z260 - Henry Purcell
  4. For the few hours of life - Richard Nicholson (1563-1639)
  5. Now, now we are met and humours agree, Z262 - Henry Purcell
  6. Now, now we are met, we're resolv'd to be jolly - Moses Snow (1661-1702)
First Publication. 1688
Librettist various (mostly unattributed), including
Book 2, No.2. Mr Weeden
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voice, continuo (harpsichord, theorbo or bass-viol); 2 voices, continuo; 3 equal voices alone
External Links RISM 993122052
Extra Information According to Frank Kidson, Comes Amoris Book 2 is the earliest surviving use of beamed notes. Handel's Publisher, John Walsh, His Successors, and Contemporaries, The Musical Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Jul., 1920), pp. 430-450