The Hymnes and Songs of the Church (Wither, George)

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Publisher. Info. London: the assignes of George Wither, 1623.
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Publisher. Info. London: the assignes of George Wither, 1623.
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Publisher. Info. London: T. Bensley, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Browne, 1815.
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Misc. Notes "A new edition, / reprinted from the original published in the reign of K. James I. / with / A Preface by the Editor."
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Publisher. Info. London: John Russell Smith, 1856.
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Publisher. Info. Publications of the Spenser Society, Issue No.30.
Manschester: Charles E. Simms, for the Spenser Society, 1881.
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Arranger Toby Miller (b. 1964)
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General Information

Work Title The Hymnes and Songs of the Church
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Composer Wither, George
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 90 song texts, 17 with music:
  • Part I.
1. Now shall the praises of the Lord be sung
3. Sing praises Isr'el to the Lord
4. Now in the Lord my heart doth pleasure take
5. Thy beauty, Israel, is gone
9. Come kisse me with those lips of thine
13. Oh my Love, how comely now
14. Arise thou North-winde from the North
18. Who's this, that leaning on her Friend
20. Lord, I will sing to Thee
22. O Lord of Hosts, and God of Israel
24. How sad and solitary now (alas)
31. Lord, thy answere I did here
34. The Song of the Angels. Thus Angels sung, and thus sing we
41. Oh all you Creatures of the Lord
44. Come Holy-Ghost, the Maker, come
  • Part II.
47. For Christmas Day. A Song of Joy unto the Lord
67. When one among the Twelve there was
First Publication. 1623
Librettist George Wither
Language English
Dedication James I of England (VI of Scotland)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 2 voices, treble & bass
Extra Information First printing of Orlando Gibbons' Song of the Angels.

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Many period editions bear the original publication date (1623). See RISM 990021169, RISM 990021170, RISM 990021171.