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|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|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||None [force assignment]|
|Librettist||Various poets (mostly unattributed), including|
|Dedication||All Lovers of Vocall Musick|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Baroque|
|Instrumentation||1-3 voices, continuo (theorbo-lute or bass-viol (unfigured bass)); 3 voices; 2 voices; voice, chorus, continuo|
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.