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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
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way (Verse anthem) Tucker, William d.1679 4
(GB-WO A.3.3) Worcester, c.1660-c.1700 (Partbook/score, MS) #60 c1 c3 c4 f4 org Attrib: Mr Tucker
While Phoebus used to dwell Byrd, William c.1540–1623 5
Dow partbooks (GB-Och 984-988) Oxford: Baldwin, John and Dow, Robert, c.1581-c.1588 (Partbook, MS) #63 g2 c2 c3 c3 f3 Attrib: Wm Birde Solo + 4 instruments
While that the Sun David Fraser (SATBar) Byrd, William c.1540–1623 4
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 #17 c1 c2 c3 c4 Attrib: VVilliam Byrd
Whilles life or breath Cornysh, William d.c.1523 3
Henry VIII MS (GB-Lbl Add. 31922) London, c.1510-c.1520 (Choirbook, MS) #50 c1 c4 f4 Attrib: W. Cornyshe
Whilst youthful sports are lasting Weelkes, Thomas 1576–1623 5
Balletts and madrigals to five voyces... (RISM W481) Balletts and madrigals to five voyces, with one to 6. voyces newly published. London: East, Thomas, 1598 (Partbook, Print) RISM #4 c1 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Thomas Weelkes
(US-NYp Drexel 4180-4185) New York: Merro, John, 1600-1650 (Partbook, MS) #168 c1 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Anon
Who can tell how oft he offendeth Tomkins, Thomas 1572–1656 4
Musica Deo Sacra & Ecclesiae Anglican... (RISM T950) Musica Deo Sacra & Ecclesiae Anglicanae: or, Musick dedicated to the honor and service of God, and to the use of Cathedral and other Churches of England, especially of the Chappel-Royal of King Charles the First. London: Godbid, William, 1668 (Partbook, Print) RISM #90 c1 c3 c4 f4 org Attrib: Thomas Tomkins Psalm 19:12-15
Who doth not much esteem of health 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 #25 c2 c2 Attrib: Thomas Whythorne textless
Who is he that cometh out of the wilderness Tomkins, Thomas 1572–1656 6
Musica Deo Sacra & Ecclesiae Anglican... (RISM T950) Musica Deo Sacra & Ecclesiae Anglicanae: or, Musick dedicated to the honor and service of God, and to the use of Cathedral and other Churches of England, especially of the Chappel-Royal of King Charles the First. London: Godbid, William, 1668 (Partbook, Print) RISM #58 c1 c3 c3 c4 f4 f4 org Attrib: Thomas Tomkins Song of Solomon 3:6-8
Whole service (Service) Hilton, John (ii) 4
(GB-DRc C1) Durham, c.1660 (Partbook, MS) #151 c1 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Dr Hilton Te/Ju/Ky
Whole service (Service) Boyce, Thomas 4
(GB-DRc C1) Durham, c.1660 (Partbook, MS) #152 c2 c3 c4 f4 Attrib: Mr Boyce {Te}/Ky/Cr/Ma/Nu

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