Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
A setting by Henry Lawes of words by an anonymous author. Printed in John Playford, *Select Ayres and Dialogues: in three bookes : first book contains ayres for a voyce alone to the theorbo or bass violl : second book containes choice dialogues for two voyces to the theorbo or basse violl : third book containes short ayres or songs for three voyces, so composed as they may be sung by a voyce alone, to an instrument, or by two or three voyces / composed by these severall excellent masters in musick, viz., Dr. John Wilson, Dr. Charles Colman, Mr. Henry Lawes, Mr. William Lawes, Mr. William Webb, Mr. Nicholas Lanneare, Mr. William Smegergill, alias Caesar, Mr. Edward Colman, Mr. Jeremy Saville* London : Printed by T.H. for John Playford and are to be sold in his shop ..., 1653. 1 score (3 v. in 2) Wing P2503http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2428709
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Appeared first in:
Lawes, Henry, 1596-1662.The second book of ayres, and dialogues, for one, two, and three voyces. By Henry Lawes servant to his late Matie: in his publick and private musick.London : printed by T[homas]. H[arper]. for Jo. Playford, and are to be sold at his shop in the Inner Temple, 1655.
Long Fo., , 32, , 33-48 p. : music ;Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), L641. Day & Murrie, 8a
(For the set see: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/8249/#c2... )
It was included in the expanded edition of:
Select ayres and dialogues for one, two, and three voyces; to the theorbo-lute or basse-viol. Composed by John Wilson Charles Colman doctors in musick. Henry Lawes William Lawes Nicholas Laneare William Webb gentlemen and servants to his late Majesty in his publick and private musick. And other excellent masters of musick.London : printed by W. Godbid for John Playford, and are to be sold at his shop in the Inner Temple, neer the Church dore, 1659.fo., (oblong) , 52, 55-114 p. : music, port.; Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), W2909; Day & Murrie, 14 Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms, 1978. 1 microfilm reel ; 35mm. (Thomason Tracts: 161:E.1078).
SP retained in his library the later issue of the same sheets with cancel titles dated 1669:
The treasury of musick: containing ayres and dialogues to sing to the theorbo-lute or basse-viol. Composed by Mr. Henry Lawes, late servant to his Majesty in his publick and private musick: and other excellent masters. In three books.London: Printed by William Godbid for John Playford, and are to be sold at his shop in the Temple, near the Church Dore, 1669.
3 v. The second and third book have separate dated title pages that read: Select ayres and dialogues to sing to the theorbo-lute or basse-viol.
Appears to be a re-issue of the earlier 1659 set , see Day & Murrie, nos. 29, 30 and 31.
[The 'edition' of 1663 alluded to in the L&M footnote viii, 165(2) appears to be a 'ghost.' The title appeared first as :Select musicall ayres, and dialogues, for one and two voyces, to sing to the theorbo, lute, or basse violl. Composed by John Wilson, Charles Colman, doctours of musick. Henry Lawes, William Webb, gentlemen. To which is added some few short ayres or songs for three voyces, to an instrument.London : printed for John Playford, and to be sold at his shop in the Inner Temple, neare the church doore, anno domini, 1652.
fo., (long); , 44, 30,  p. : music ; 2⁰."The second booke of ayres, containing pastorall dialogues" has separate dated title page with separate pagination.Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), W2910, Day & Murrie, no. 4
The work reissued, but containing only 69 of the 74 sheets, as TF above; but is Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), W2911, Day & Murrie no 6; identified as Wing P2503 on UMI microfilm set "Early English books, 1641-1700", reel 798:4.]
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