English Church Composers

S. Low, Marston, Scarle, & Rivington, 1882 - 179 pages
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Page 95 - Humphreys, lately returned from France, and is an absolute Monsieur, as full of form, and confidence, and vanity, and disparages everything, and everybody's skill but his own.
Page 18 - Dr. Tye was a peevish and humorsome man, especially in his later days, and sometimes playing on the organ in the Chapel of Qu : Eliz : which contained much music but little to delight the ear. She would send the Verger to tell him that he played out of tune, whereupon he sent word that her ears were out of tune...
Page 146 - London, 1791. In friendly partnership with Callcott he also established the Glee Club. He was at this time carrying on the publication of a splendid edition of the works of Handel, which he had commenced in 1786. He extended the work to 168 numbers, making about thirty...
Page 148 - Musica Antiqua, a selection of music of this and other countries from the commencement of the twelfth to the beginning of the eighteenth century, comprising some of the earliest and most curious motetts, madrigals, hymns, anthems, songs, lessons, and dance tunes ; some of them now first published from manuscripts and printed works of great rarity and value.
Page 36 - Songs of sundrie natures, some of gravitie, and others of myrth, fit for all companies and voyces. Lately made and composed into musick of 3, 4, 5 and 6 parts, and published for the delight of all such as take pleasure in the exercise of that art.
Page 2 - ... period preceding the Eeformation, the names of English musicians occupy positions as honourable as any of those of other countries. An Englishman, John of Dunstable, who died in 1458, is credited with having been an accomplished contrapuntist, if he was not actually the inventor of the art of punctum contra punctum. Probably contemporary with him was Thomas de Walsyngham, Prior of St. Albans, the author of a Tract on Music, in which he deprecates the " new character, of late introduced, called...
Page 100 - ... to the delights of a convivial hour. He was a man of blameless morals, and of a benevolent temper ; but was not so insensible of his own worth as to be totally free from the imputation of pride.
Page 35 - ... other being Songs very rare and newly composed, are heere published, for the recreation of all such as delight in Musicke : By William Byrd, one of the Gent.
Page 36 - ... of instruments whatsoever comparable to that which is made of the voyces of men ; where the voyces are good, and the same well sorted and ordered. 8. The better the voyce is, the meeter it is to honour and serve God therewith; and the voyce of man is chiefly to be employed to that ende. Omms Spiritus laudet Dominum. " Since singing is so good a thing, I wish all men would learn to sing.
Page 95 - The anthem was good after sermon, being the fifty-first psalme, made for five voices by one of Captain Cooke's boys, a pretty boy. And they say there are four or five of them that can do as much.

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