Reliquary of English Song (Various)



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Olmsted (2009/4/30)

Editor Charles John Vincent (1852-1934) and
Thomas Tertius Noble (1867-1953), arrangements and harmonization
Frank Hunter Potter (1851-1932), editor
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1915
Misc. Notes Includes Sumer is icumen in (with facsimile ca. 1250), Barbara Allen, Dido’s Lament, Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Tobacco's but an Indian weed, and other works by Anonymous, Lawes (both Henry and William), Dowland, Morley, Purcell (both Daniel and Henry), and others. The editors’ brief historical Notes for each piece are informative and engaging. Some of the songs’ original lyrics, however, are bowdlerized.
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General Information

Work Title Reliquary of English Song, 1250-1700
Alternative. Title
Composer Various
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
First Publication. 1915
Language English
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation voice, piano

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Volume 1
  1. About the sweet bag of a bee (Henry Lawes)
  2. Ah! the syghes that come fro' my heart
  3. Arise, ye subterranean winds (Henry Purcell)
  4. Awake, sweet love (Dowland)
  5. Barbara Allen
  6. Beauty and Love (Henry Lawes)
  7. The British Grenadiers
  8. Cease, 0 my sad soul (Henry Purcell)
  9. Come again, sweet love (Dowland)
  10. Come, lovely Phillis (Henry Lawes)
  11. Dido's Lament (Henry Purcell)
  12. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may (William Lawes)
  13. Have you seen but a white lily grow
  14. Hence, hence with your trifling deity (Henry Purcell)
  15. How happy art thou (Henry Lawes)
  16. The Hunt is up
  17. I attempt from love's sickness to fly (Henry Purcell)
  18. I do confess (Henry Lawes)
  19. If the quick spirit of your eye (Henry Lawes)
  20. I live not where I love
  21. I pass all my hours (Pelham Humphrey)
  22. I prethee, send me back my heart (Henry Lawes)
  23. It was a lover and his lass (Morley)
  24. The Knotting Song (Henry Purcell)
  25. Let us dance, let us sing (Henry Purcell)
  26. Lilliburlero (Henry Purcell)
  27. Little love serves my turn (Henry Lawes)
  28. Love will find out the way
  29. Next, Winter comes slowly (Henry Purcell)
  30. Now is the month of maying (Morley)
  31. Now, O now I needs must part (Dowland)
  32. Nymphs and Shepherds (Henry Purcell)
  33. Once I loved a maiden fair
  34. Pastime with good company
  35. Phillida and Coridon
  36. Phillis, on the new-made hay
  37. Phillis, talk not more of passion (Daniel Purcell)
  38. Phillis, why should we delay (Henry Lawes)
  39. Sally in Our Alley
  40. The Self-Banished
  41. Shepherd, shepherd, leave decoying (Henry Purcell)
  42. Sumer is icumen in
  43. The Three Ravens
  44. Tobacco's but an Indian weed
  45. Wert thou more fairer than thou art
  46. What if a day
  47. When I have often heard (Henry Purcell)
  48. When the King enjoys his own again
  49. Why should'st thou sweare I am forsworn (King Charles I)
  50. The Willow Song
  51. Wronge not, deare Empress of my hearte
  52. You Gentlemen of England