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Title Function(s) Composer # Sources
When shall my sorrowful sighing slake Tallis, Thomas c.1505–1585 4
(GB-Lbl Roy. App. 74-76) London, c.1547-c.1548 (Choirbook, MS) #32 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Anon
Hamond partbooks (GB-Lbl Add. 30480–4) London, c.1560-c.1590 (Partbook, MS) #32 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: tallys
When shall my wretched life give place to death? Wilbye, John 1574–1638 6
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 #22 g2 g2 c2 c3 c3 f3 Attrib: Iohn Wilbye
When speeches too much and out of frame Whythorne, Thomas 1528–1596 2
Duos, or songs for two voices, compos... (RISM W993) Duos, or songs for two voices, composed and made by Thomas Whythorne London: East, Thomas, 1590 (Partbook, Print) RISM #16 c1 c1 Attrib: Thomas Whythorne textless
When that the fifty day was come Tye, Christopher c.1505–1573 4
The Actes of the Apostles, translated... (RISM T1445) The Actes of the Apostles, translated into Englyshe metre London: Seres, William, 1553 (Choirbook, Print) RISM #2 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Christofer Tye
When that the people taught they had Tye, Christopher c.1505–1573 4
The Actes of the Apostles, translated... (RISM T1445) The Actes of the Apostles, translated into Englyshe metre London: Seres, William, 1553 (Choirbook, Print) RISM #4 g2 c1 c2 c4 Attrib: Christofer Tye
When that well tippled are with boozed bum Whythorne, Thomas 1528–1596 4
Songs, for three, fower, and five voy... (RISM W992) Songs, for three, fower, and five voyces, composed and made by Thomas Whythorne London, 1571 (Partbook, Print) RISM #32 c2 c2 c3 c4 Attrib: Thomas Whythorne For Children
When the Lord turned again Hall, Henry 4
(GB-WO A.3.3) Worcester, c.1660-c.1700 (Partbook/score, MS) #79 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Mr Hall
When the Lord turned again Foster, John (i) c.1620–1677 4
(GB-DRc C1) Durham, c.1660 (Partbook, MS) #59 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Mr Jo Foster
(GB-DRc C1) Durham, c.1660 (Partbook, MS) #120 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Mr Foster
When the Lord turned again (Verse anthem) Stevenson, Robert 5
(GB-DRc C1) Durham, c.1660 (Partbook, MS) #124 c1 c3 c3 c4 f4 org Attrib: Mr Stevenson
When the Lord turned again Stevenson, Robert 5
Dunnington-Jefferson Manuscript (GB-Ym M29S) c.1632 (Partbook, MS) #6 c1 c3 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Mr Stephenson
When the Lord turned again the captivity of Sion Batten, Adrian 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 #44 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Adri. Batten
When weary bones White, Robert c.1538–1574 5
(GB-Ob Tenbury 389) Oxford, c.1580-1610 (Partbook, MS) #50 g2 c2 c3 c4 c5 Attrib: mr white
McGhie MS (GB-DORmcghie) Wimborne, c.1595-c.1613 (Partbook, MS) #53 g2 c2 c3 c4 c5 Attrib: White
When wit doth seek vice to embrace Whythorne, Thomas 1528–1596 5
Songs, for three, fower, and five voy... (RISM W992) Songs, for three, fower, and five voyces, composed and made by Thomas Whythorne London, 1571 (Partbook, Print) RISM #57 g2 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Thomas Whythorne
When younglings first - But when by proof David Fraser (STBar) Byrd, William c.1540–1623 3
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 #10 c1 c3 c4 Attrib: VVilliam Byrd
Where be ye, my love Anon 3
Henry VIII MS (GB-Lbl Add. 31922) London, c.1510-c.1520 (Choirbook, MS) #103 c1 c2 c5 Attrib: Anon
Where fancy fond for pleasure pleads David Fraser (SATBarB) Alamire & Fretwork Byrd, William c.1540–1623 5
(GB-Ob Mus.Sch.e.423) Oxford, c.1575-1586 (Partbook, MS) #21 g2 c2 c3 c4 f3 Attrib: Mr Birde
Dow partbooks (GB-Och 984-988) Oxford: Baldwin, John and Dow, Robert, c.1581-c.1588 (Partbook, MS) #61 g2 c2 c3 c4 f3 Attrib: Mr Wm Bird Solo + 4 instruments
Psalmes, Sonets, & songs of sadness a... (RISM B5209) Psalmes, Sonets, & songs of sadness and pietie, made into Musicke of five parts: whereof, some of them going abroad among divers, in untrue coppies, are heere truely corrected, and th'other being Songs very rare and newly composed, are heere published, for the recreation of all such as delight in Musicke London: East, Thomas, 1588 (Partbook, Print) RISM #15 g2 c2 c3 c4 f3 Attrib: William Byrd
Where most my thoughts - Despiteful thus unto myself, I languish Wilbye, John 1574–1638 6
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 #26 c1 c1 c3 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Iohn Wilbye
Where praises great be given Whythorne, Thomas 1528–1596 4
Songs, for three, fower, and five voy... (RISM W992) Songs, for three, fower, and five voyces, composed and made by Thomas Whythorne London, 1571 (Partbook, Print) RISM #19 g1 c1 c3 c4 Attrib: Thomas Whythorne
Where shall a sorrow - Dead noble Brooke 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 #15 c1 c1 c3 c4 f4 org Attrib: Martin Peerson
Where shall a sorrow - Dead noble Brooke Peerson, Martin 1571-1573–1651 6
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 #16 c1 c1 c3 c3 c4 f4 org Attrib: Martin Peerson
Where sin sore wounding Dowland, John 1563–1626 4
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 #15 g2 c2 c3 f3 lut Attrib: John Douland
Whereto should I express Henry VIII 1491–1547 3
Henry VIII MS (GB-Lbl Add. 31922) London, c.1510-c.1520 (Choirbook, MS) #47 c1 c4 f4 Attrib: The Kynge h.viij
Wherewith all shall a young man Tallis, Thomas c.1505–1585 5
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 #17 c2 c3 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Mr Tho. Tallis Psalm 119: 9-16
Wherewithall shall a young man (Verse anthem) Anon 4
[MS appended to copy of Barnard 1641/5] (GB-Och 544-553) Oxford, 1641-c.1720 (Partbook, MS) #11 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Anon Ps 119
Wherewithal shall a young man Parsons, William fl.1545–1563 5
Dunnington-Jefferson Manuscript (GB-Ym M29S) c.1632 (Partbook, MS) #46 c1 c3 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Mr Persons of Wells

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