Ayres or Little Short Songs, Book 1 (Morley, Thomas)

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Feduol (2013/4/27)

Publisher. Info. London: William Barley, 1600.
Misc. Notes Songs 1-12 are complete, only half of Song 13 is present, and Songs 14-23 are missing.
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Bassani (2012/3/21)

Publisher. Info. London: [H. Ballard for] William Barley, 1600.
Misc. Notes Songs 1-13 are complete, only half of Song 14 is present, and Songs 15-23 are missing.
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General Information

Work Title The First Booke of Ayres
Alternative. Title Title-page transcription
The first booke of ayres. Or Little short songs, to sing and play to the lute, with the base viole Newly published by Thomas Morley Bachiler of Musicke, and one of the gent. of her Maiesties Royall Chappel.
Composer Morley, Thomas
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RISM A/I: M 3711
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ITM 80
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 23 songs:
  1. A Painted tale
  2. Thirsis and Milla, the first part
  3. She straight her light, the second part
  4. With my love
  5. I saw my Ladie weeping
  6. It was a lover
  7. Who is it that this darke night
  8. Mistresse mine
  9. Can I forget
  10. Love winged my hopes
  11. What if my mistresse
  12. Come sorrow come
  13. Faire in a morne
  14. Absence here thou [incomplete in only surviving copy]*
  15. White as Lillies [lost]*
  16. What lacke ye Sir [lost]*
  17. Will ye buy a fine Dogge [lost]*
  18. Sleep slumbring eyes [lost]*
  19. Much have I loved [lost]*
  20. Fantasticke love, the first part [lost]*
  21. Poore soul, the second part [lost]*
  22. Pavane [lost]*
  23. Galliard [lost]*
First Publication. 1600 - London: W. Barley
Librettist Various
William Shakespeare
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation voice, lute, bass viol
Extra Information *About the lost songs