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SM171 Anthology of English Music for the Harp - Volume 1

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Anthology of English Music for the Harp
Volume 1 1550 - 1650

compiled & edited by David Watkins

With the exception of the pieces by Dowland and Gibbons, the contents of this volume are taken from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. This remarkable collection is now preserved in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and contains keyboard pieces by the leading composers and keyboard players of the late sixteenth century. In editing these pieces David Watkins has adhered to the original texts; however he has omitted several decorations which in certain contexts tend to sound rather clumsy on the harp. A trill in a very low register lacks the bite and clarity which one finds in a keyboard instrument, and a complicated decoration in a simple melody can often sound too heavy.

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A Toy Anon
Giles Farnaby's Dreame Giles Farnaby
His Rest (Galliard) Giles Farnaby
Tell mee, Daphne Giles Farnaby
Alman Thomas Morley
Pavana William Byrd
Praeludium John Bull
Praeludium (Dor.) John Bull
Lachrimae Antiquae Pavan John Dowland
My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe John Dowland
The Fall of the Leafe Martin Peerson
Alman Martin Peerson
Alman I Robert Johnson
Alman II Robert Johnson
The Lady Hatton's Galliard Orlando Gibbons
Watkins Ale Anon
With Introductions, notes about the music and notes about the pieces

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Title: Anthology of English Music for the Harp Volume 1 1550 - 1650
Works: A Toy, Giles Farnaby's Dreame, His Rest (Galliard), Tell mee, Daphne, Alman Pavana, Praeludium, Praeludium (Dor.), Lachrimae Antiquae Pavan, My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe, The Fall of the Leafe, Alman, Alman I, Alman II, The Lady Hatton's Galliard, Watkins Ale
Composers: Anon, Giles Farnaby, Thomas Morley, William Byrd, John Bull, John Dowland, Martin Peerson, Robert Johnson, Orlando Gibbons,
Editor: David Watkins
Instrumentation: Harp
Level: Mixed Levels
Format: Stapled
Size: SR A4
Total Pages: 28
Weight: 135gm
ISMN: M-2202-0011-3
Our Ref: SM171
Publisher: Stainer & Bell
Edition/Year: 1970
Origin: UK