The Treasury of Musick (Lawes, Henry)

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Sheet Music


PDF scanned by British Library
Bassani (2010/11/19)

PDF scanned by British Library
Bassani (2010/11/19)

PDF scanned by British Library
Bassani (2010/11/19)

PDF scanned by British Library
Bassani (2010/11/19)

Publisher. Info. London: printed by William Godbid for John Playford, 1669.
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General Information

Work Title The treasury of musick
Alternative. Title The treasury of musick containing ayres and dialogues to sing to the theorbo-lute or basse-viol. Composed by Mr Henry Lawes ... and other eminent masters
Composer Lawes, Henry
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
First Publication. 1669
Librettist Various poets (mostly unattributed), including
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Richard Lovelace (1618-1657)
Language English, Italian
Dedication All Lovers of Vocall Musick
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 1-3 voices, continuo (theorbo-lute or bass-viol (unfigured bass)); 3 voices; 2 voices; voice, chorus, continuo

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Not to be confused with at least three other similarly-titled collections: Ayres and Dialogues for 1-3 Voices (Lawes, Henry), The Theater of Music (Playford, John) and Select Ayres and Dialogues (Lawes, Henry) - though contents appear to overlap somewhat. In fact this seems to be Book 1 of the latter.

Composers (those without links are currently without IMSLP page): Henry Lawes, Nicholas Lanier, William Lawes, Charles Coleman, John Wilson, Mary Dering, Thomas Brewer, Robert Johnson, Simon Ives, John Cobb, John Jenkins, William Webb, Edward Coleman, John Playford, Mr Warner, Jeremy Savile, John Goodgroome, William Caesar alias Smegergill, William Tompkins.