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Title Function(s) Composer # Sources
Was ever man Peerson, Martin 1571-1573–1651 5
Mottects or grave Chamber Musique Con... (RISM P1136) Mottects or grave Chamber Musique Containing Songs of five parts of severall sorts, some ful, and some Verse and Chorus. But all fit for Voyces and Viols, with an Organ Part; which for want of Organs, may be performed on Virginals, Bass-Lute, Bandora, or Irish Harpe. London: Stansby, William, 1630 (Partbook, Print) RISM #8 c1 c1 c3 c4 f4 org Attrib: Martin Peerson
Was ever wretch tormented Tomkins, Thomas 1572–1656 4
Songs of 3.4.5. and 6. parts (RISM T949) London: Snodham, Thomas, 1622 (Partbook, Print) RISM #10 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Thomas Tomkins
Was ich anfach geet hindersich Senfl, Ludwig c.1486–1542/1543 5
Selectissimae necnon familiarissimae ... (RISM 1540/7) Selectissimae necnon familiarissimae cantiones, ultra centum Augsburg: Kriesstein, Melchior and Salminger, Sigmund, 1540 (Partbook, Print) RISM #66 g2 c1 c3 c3 f3 Attrib: Ludwig Senfli
Was sol ich machen Anon 3
Trium vocum cantiones centum a praest... (RISM 1541/2) Trium vocum cantiones centum a praestantissimis diversarum nationum ac linguarum musicis compositae Nuremberg: Petreius, Johann, 1541 (Partbook, Print) RISM #29 c4 c4 f4 Attrib: Anon I: c2 in error for first two lines
Was wirdt es doch des wunders noch Senfl, Ludwig c.1486–1542/1543 7
Selectissimae necnon familiarissimae ... (RISM 1540/7) Selectissimae necnon familiarissimae cantiones, ultra centum Augsburg: Kriesstein, Melchior and Salminger, Sigmund, 1540 (Partbook, Print) RISM #63 c1 c1 c3 c3 c4 f3 f4 Attrib: Ludwig Senfli
Watch, fast, and pray (Verse anthem) Randall, William d.1604 6
Chirk Castle Partbooks (US-NYp Mus. Res. *MNZ (Chirk) [1-4]) Wrexham, c.1618-c.1633 (Partbook, MS) RISM #66 c1 c1 c3 c3 c4 f4 org Attrib: mr Randall
Wedded to will is witless David Fraser (SATTB) Byrd, William c.1540–1623 5
Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets: some sol... (RISM B5221) Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets: some solemne, others joyfull, framed to the life of the Words: Fit for Voyces or Viols of 3. 4. 5. and 6. Parts London: Barley, William and Snodham, Thomas, 1611 (Partbook, Print) RISM #21 g2 c2 c3 c3 f3 Attrib: William Byrd
Weep, Britons, weep Cranford, Willliam 6
(GB-Och 56-60) Oxford, c.1620 (Partbook, MS) #50 c1 c1 c2 c3 c3 f4 Attrib: William Cranforth Passions, on the death of Prince Henry
Weepe no more thou sorry Boy - Yet againe as soone revived Tomkins, Thomas 1572–1656 4
Songs of 3.4.5. and 6. parts (RISM T949) London: Snodham, Thomas, 1622 (Partbook, Print) RISM #9 c1 c2 c3 f3 Attrib: Thomas Tomkins
Weeping full sore David Fraser (SATBarB) Emily Van Evera & Christopher Morrongiello Byrd, William c.1540–1623 5
(GB-Ckc Rowe 316) Cambridge, 1565 (Partbook, MS) #27 g2 c2 c3 c4 f3 Attrib: Mr Bird Textless
Songs of sundrie natures, some of gra... (RISM B5212) Songs of sundrie natures, some of gravitie, and others of myrth, fit for all companies and voyces. Lately made and composed into Musicke of 3.4.5. and 6. parts: and published for the delight of all such as take pleasure in the exercise of that art London: East, Thomas, 1589 (Partbook, Print) RISM #20 g2 c2 c3 c4 f3 Attrib: VVilliam Byrd
Weep not dear love East, Michael c.1580–1648 6
The Fourth Set of Bookes, Wherein are... (RISM E7) The Fourth Set of Bookes, Wherein are Anthemes for Versus and Chorus, Madrigals, and Songs of other kindes, to 4, 5, and 6 Parts: apt for Viols and Voyces London: Snodham, Thomas, 1624 (Partbook, Print) RISM #19 g2 g2 c2 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Michaell East
Weep, oh mine eyes Bennet, John fl.1599–1614 4
Madrigalls to foure voyces newly publ... (RISM B1952) Madrigalls to foure voyces newly published by Iohn Bennet his first works [London]: Barley, William, 1599 (Partbook, Print) RISM #13 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Iohn Bennet
Weep, O mine eyes Wilbye, John 1574–1638 3
The first set of English madrigals to... (RISM W1065) The first set of English madrigals to 3, 4, 5, and 6. voices London: East, Thomas, 1598 (Partbook, Print) RISM #4 c1 c1 c3 Attrib: Iohn Wilbye
Weep, silly soul disdained Bennet, John fl.1599–1614 4
Madrigalls to foure voyces newly publ... (RISM B1952) Madrigalls to foure voyces newly published by Iohn Bennet his first works [London]: Barley, William, 1599 (Partbook, Print) RISM #2 g2 g2 c1 c3 Attrib: Iohn Bennet
Weep, weep mine eyes Wilbye, John 1574–1638 5
The second set of madrigales to 3. 4.... (RISM W1066) The second set of madrigales to 3. 4. 5. and 6. parts, apt both for voyals and voyces, newly composed London: Snodham, Thomas and East, Thomas, 1609 (Partbook, Print) RISM #21 c1 c1 c3 c3 f4 Attrib: Iohn Wilbye
Weit ghy Anon 3
Canti C.N cento Cinquanta (RISM 1504/3) Petrucci, Ottaviano, 1504 (Partbook, Print) RISM #127 c1 c3 f4 Attrib: Anon
Welcome black night Dowland, John 1563–1626 5
A Pilgrimes solace. Wherein is contai... (RISM D3486) A Pilgrimes solace. Wherein is contained musicale harmonie of 3. 4. and 5. parts, to be sung and plaid with the lute and viols London: Barley, William, 1612 (Tablebook, Print) RISM #18 g2 c1 c3 c4 f3 lut Attrib: John Douland
We lift them up to the Lord Anon 1
(GB-Lbl Add. 34191) London, c.1525-c.1550 (Partbook, MS) #16 c4 Attrib: Anon Preface response. Only one voice part known, possibly chant notation?
Well-sounding pipes - As sharps and flats Ward, John c.1589–1638 6
(GB-Och 56-60) Oxford, c.1620 (Partbook, MS) #47 g2 g2 c2 c3 c3 f3 Attrib: John Warde
Well-spring of bounty God of fear Hooper, Edmund c.1553–1621 5
The tears or lamentacions of a sorrow... (RISM 1614/7) The tears or lamentacions of a sorrowfull soul: composed with musicall ayres and songs, both for voyces and divers instruments London: Stansby, William, 1614 (Tablebook, Print) RISM #37 c1 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Edm. Hooper
Wem soll man jetzund trawen Pothárn Imre (SATB) Lassus, Orlande de c.1532–1594 4
Sex cantiones latinae quatuor, adiunc... (RISM L860) Sex cantiones latinae quatuor, adiuncto dialogo octo vocum. Sechs teutsche Lieder mit vier, sampt einem Dialogo mit 8. stimmen. Six chanson françoises nouvelles a quatre voix, avecq un dialogue a huit. Sei madrigali nuovi a quatro, con un dialogo a otto voci. ["Viersprachendruck"] Munich: Berg, Adam, 1573 (Partbook, Print) RISM #11 g2 c2 c3 f3 Attrib: Orlandus di Lassus
Wenn der Herr die Gefangenen Hammerschmidt, Andreas 1611/1612–1675 1
Motettae unius et duarum vocum (RISM H1946) Dresden: Bergen, Christiani and Bergen, Melchior, 1649 (Partbook, Print) RISM #15 c1 bc Attrib: Andreae Hammerschmidii
Wenn ich nur Dich hab Brouck, Jacob de fl.1568–1583 5
Cantiones tum sacrae (quae vulgo mote... (RISM B4613) Cantiones tum sacrae (quae vulgo moteta vocantur;) tum profanae, quinque, sex, & octo vocum; recens in lucem editae Antwerp: Plantin, Christophe, 1579 (Partbook, Print) RISM #29 c1 c3 c4 c4 f4 Attrib: Iacobo de Brovck
We praise thee, O father (Verse anthem) Gibbons, Orlando 1583–1625 7
Dunnington-Jefferson Manuscript (GB-Ym M29S) c.1632 (Partbook, MS) #157 c1 c1 c3 c3 c4 c4 f4 org Attrib: Mr Orlando Gibbons
(GB-DRc C1) Durham, c.1660 (Partbook, MS) #23 c1 c1 c3 c3 c4 c4 f4 org Attrib: Mr Gibbons
We praise thee, O God (Service) Woodson, Thomas after 1605 4
The first book of selected church mus... (RISM 1641/5) The first book of selected church musick, consisting of services and anthems, such as are now used in the cathedrall, and collegiat churches of this kingdome. Never before printed. Whereby such bookes as were heretofore with much difficulty and charges, transcribed for the use of the quire, are now to the saving of much labour and expence, publisht for the generall good of all such as shall desire them either for publick or private exercise. Collected out of divers approved authors, by Iohn Barnard one of the minor cannons of the Cathedrall Church of Saint Paul, London. London: Griffin, Edward and Barnard, John, 1641 (Partbook, Print) RISM #11 c2 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Woodsons Te Deum

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