Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets (Byrd, William)

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Awake Mine Eyes (No.11)

For 4 Viols (Yates)

MP3 file (audio)
Rayates (2018/12/26)

Publisher Info. Richard Yates
Performers MIDI
Misc. Notes For practicing parts from the viol ensemble versions under Arrangements. Pitched at A=415.
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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

4 more: Cantus Secundus • Contratenor • Tenor • Bassus

Publisher. Info. London: Thomas Snodham, 1611.
Misc. Notes Royal College of Music Library, London (GB-Lcm): C68/2; wanting Sextus part book
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Make Ye Joy to God (No.22)

PDF scanned by Phillip21
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Editor Edmund Horace Fellowes (1870-1951)
Publisher. Info. Church Choir Library, No.243.
London: Stainer & Bell Ltd., 1923. Plate S. &. B. 2626.
Misc. Notes From uploader's collection.
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Awake Mine Eyes (No.11)

For 4 Viols (Yates)

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Rayates (2018/12/26)

Arranger Richard Yates
Publisher. Info. Richard Yates
Misc. Notes Two full score versions allow several combinations of viols. mp3 audio in A=415 is available under Synthesized/MIDI section
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General Information

Work Title Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets
Alternative. Title
Composer Byrd, William
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RISM A/I: B 5221 ; T 281-308
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWB 164
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 30 (32) pieces:
  • Songs of 3 parts
1. The Eagle's Force
2. Of Flattering Speech
3. In Winter Cold (prima pars)
Whereat an Ant (secunda pars)
4. Who Looks may Leap
5. Sing Ye to Our Lord a New Song
6. I Have been Young, but Now am Old
7. In Crystal Towers
  • Songs of 4 parts
8. This Sweet and Merry Month of May
9. Let Not the Sluggish Sleep
10. A Feigned Friend
11. Awake Mine Eyes
12. Come Jolly Swains
13. What is Life or Worldly Pleasure?
14. Fantasia a 4
15. Come let Us Rejoice unto Our Lord
  • Songs of 5 parts
16. Retire My Soul, Consider Thine Estate
17. Arise Lord into Thy Rest
18. Come Woeful Orpheus
19. Sing We Merrily unto God Our Strength (prima pars)
Blow up the Trumpet (secunda pars)
20. Crowned with Flowers
21. Wedded to Will is Witless
22. Make Ye Joy to God
  • Songs of 6 parts
23. Have mercy upon me O God
24. Fantasia a 6
25. This Day Christ was Born
26. O God that Guides the Cheerful Sun
27. Praise Our Lord all Ye Gentiles
28. Turn Our Captivity, O Lord
29. Ah Silly Soul
30. How Vain the Toils
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1611 or before
First Publication. 1611 (London: Thomas Snodham)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 3-6 voices or viols
External Links RISM
CPDL page
Wikipedia article (section)