How Vain the Toils (Byrd, William)

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For Alto, Bass Viol and 2 Lutes (Höger)

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Hoeger (2014/9/14)

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Publisher Info. Anton Höger
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Misc. Notes Because most of my Intabulations are never heard before, I decided to make a simple computer synthesized audio file for hearing control.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Alto voice, Viol and 2 Lutes (Höger)

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Hoeger (2014/9/14)

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Arranger Anton Höger
Publisher. Info. Anton Höger
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Misc. Notes French Lute-tabulature. If performed I would look forward about a small reference to my efforts.
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General Information

Work Title How Vain the Toils
Alternative. Title In Vain the Toils
Composer Byrd, William
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. T 308
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWB 53
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1611 or before
First Publication. 1611 in Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets (No.30)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation voice, 5 viols (2 treble, 2 tenor, bass)
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Misc. Comments

This doesn't seem to be a verbatim text from the Psalms, but is closest (?) to Psalm 127:2. Tagged as a sacred song for now, unless someone can find a Psalm with more or less these words.