Cathedral Music, Volume 3 (William Boyce)

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General information

The last of 3 volumes

Publication date and place: 1773 in London, by subscription.

Editor: William Boyce

Size: 40cm high × 30cm wide.

Pages: 312 with additional end papers.

Critical note: Boyce made extensive changes to the works he edited to adjust them to mid 18th Century taste.

Contents

i

Opening inscription.

This is similar to that shown in Cathedral Music, Volume 1 (William Boyce), save for the volume number and publication date.

iii

Dedication

v-vi

Preface

When I first undertook this Work, I had not sufficiently considered the length of time necessary to complete it, which occasioned my proposing to deliver the Volumes much sooner than it was possible for me to effect: However, I hope it will appear by the execution that this has been the single instance in which I have not fully performed my engagement.

It may easily be discerned in the perusal of this collection, that the pieces which were composed between the Reformation and Restauration are in a more grave style than those written since; a gravity in Church Music having been particularly ordered by Authority in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, with intent to distinguish it from every other Species, calculated for secular purposes; but on the return of King Charles the Second from his long exile in Foreign Countries, where a lighter kind of Church Music prevailed, and which better suited the gay disposition of that Monarch and his Court, the Musicians of his Chapel found it their interest to deviate in some measure from their former plan, by adding a variety and liveliness, especially in their Anthems, which had not been customary before: Yet, notwithstanding this alteration of Style, they still preserved a solemnity and learning in their Compositions which have rendered them lasting monuments of ingenuity and expression.

Nor have the more early writers been wanting in expression, although it is not so particularly marked, for their music being generally full, and composed of many parts, they seem to have aimed at giving each of these an equal degree of sweetness, as may be conjectured from the elegance and purity of the several melodies; and, it must be confessed, that their skill in the joining and intermixing them in the formation of harmony, are indubitable testimonies of their indefatiguable application, and eminent abilities. The anthems of TALLIS, TYE, BIRD, and GIBBONS, with the Morning Service of FARRANT, &c, abound with admirable examples of this kind of art and expression.

HAD I not been under a restriction by the last Will and Testament of the late Dr. MAURICE GREENE, I should have inserted some valuable pieces of his, particularly his Service, a very learned and judicious composition, and highly deserving of preservation: There are also Three ancient Services by NATHANIEL PATRICK, ADRIAN BATTEN, and ALBERTUS BRIAN, with Two by the late Mr. CHARLES KING, Almoner, and Vicar Choral of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London, the one in the key of Ffaut, the other in B flat, which I would willingly have found room for, could it have been done without omitting what appeared to me to claim the preference.

I AM truly sensible how much I owe to the goodness of Providence in granting me health and perseverance to labour through this very difficult, and tedious business, and it will be a most grateful reflection to me hereafter, that I have been enabled to do justice to these excelent productions of my Countrymen, by conveying them to Posterity in a more respectful and accurate manner than hath yet been experienced in any other musical publication whatever.

I CANNOT finally quit this undertaking without acknowledging my obligations to those members of our Choirs who have kindly assisted me with copies to forward it, and in particular to my worthy Friends the Rev. Mr. WILLIAM GOSTLING, of Canterbury Cathedral, Mr. JAMES KENT, Organist of the Cathedral and College at Winchetter, Dr. WILLIAM HAYES, Music Professor in the University of Oxford, and Dr. SAMUEL HOWARD, of London, they all having been materially usefu; in the progress of the work, more especially the last-mentioned, who by his friendly zeal and assistance left nothing undone in his power, to lessen my trouble in it, and to render the task easy and agreeable to me.

WILLIAM BOYCE

vii-viii

Subscriber list

ix

Biographies

Includes biographies of the following composers:

John Bull
William Turner

xi

Contents list

1-300

Music engraving


Page Composer Work Voicing
1 William Byrd Te Deum in D minor SAATTB
9 William Byrd Benedictus in D minor SAATTB
16 William Byrd Kyrie in D minor SATTB
17 William Byrd Nicene Creed in D minor SSAATTB
25 William Byrd Magnificat in D minor SAATTB
30 William Byrd Nunc Dimittis in D minor SAATTB
33 William Child Te Deum in D major SATB
43 William Child Jubilate Deo in D SAATB
48 William Child Kyrie in D SATB
49 William Child Nicene Creed in D major SAATB
56 William Child Magnificat in D SATB
64 William Child Nunc Dimittis in D SATB
69 John Blow Te Deum in E minor SSAATTBB
79 John Blow Jubilate Deo in E minor SSAATTBB
83 John Blow Kyrie in E minor SATB
84 John Blow Nicene Creed in E minor SSATB
91 John Blow Cantate Domino in E minor SSATB
98 John Blow Deus misereatur in E minor SSATB
104 Henry Purcell Te Deum in B flat SSAATTBB
114 Henry Purcell Benedictus in B flat SSATB
120 Henry Purcell Kyrie in B flat SATB
121 Henry Purcell Nicene Creed in B flat SSAATB
128 Henry Purcell Magnificat in B flat SSAATTBB
133 Henry Purcell Nunc Dimittis in B flat SSAATTBB
136 Henry Purcell Benedicite omnia opera in B flat SSAATTBB or SSAATB
148 Henry Purcell Jubilate Deo in B flat SSAATTBB
152 Henry Purcell Cantate Domino in B flat SSAATB
159 Henry Purcell Deus misereatur in B flat SSAATB
165 John Bull O Lord my God SSAATB
173 Pelham Humfrey Thou art my King, O God ATTB(SATB)
180 Pelham Humfrey Like as the hart ATB(SATB)
186 Pelham Humfrey Hear, O heavens ATB(SATB)
191 Pelham Humfrey Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous ATTB(SATB)
196 Pelham Humfrey Haste thee, O God ATTB(SATB)
203 Michael Wise The ways of Zion do mourn SB(SATB)
208 Michael Wise Thy beauty, O Israel TTB(SATB)
215 Michael Wise Awake my glory SAB(SATB)
218 Michael Wise Blessed is he that considereth the poor SSA(SATB)
223 John Blow O Lord, I have sinned SATB
230 John Blow O sing unto God ATB(SATB)
239 John Blow O Lord, thou hast searched me out BB(SATB)
245 John Blow I beheld and lo, a great multitude ATBB(SAATTBB)
257 William Turner Lord, thou hast been our refuge ATB(SATB)
263 Henry Purcell Behold, I bring you glad tidings ATB(SATB)
269 Henry Purcell They that go down to the sea in ships AB(SATB)
275 Henry Purcell Thy word is a lantern ATB(SATB)
281 Henry Purcell O give thanks unto the Lord SATB
292 Jeremiah Clarke I will love thee, O Lord TB(SATB)
299 Orlando Gibbons Sanctus in F SATB
299 William Child Sanctus in E minor SATB
300 Benjamin Rogers Sanctus in D SATB
300 Robert Creighton Sanctus in E flat SATB

Works at CPDL

Title Year Page Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Awake up, my glory 1773 215 Sacred Verse anthems 4 SATB
Behold, I bring you glad tidings, Z 2 1773 263 Sacred Anthems 4 SATB
Benedicite in B flat, Z 230/3 1773 136 Sacred Morning Canticles 6 SSAATB
Benedictus in B flat, Z 230/2 1773 114 Sacred Morning Canticles 5 SSATB
Benedictus in D minor 1773 9 Sacred Morning Canticles 6 SAATTB
Cantate Domino in B flat, Z 230/9 1773 152 Sacred Evening Canticles 6 SSAATB
Cantate Domino in E minor 1773 91 Sacred Evening Canticles 5 SSATB
Deus misereatur in B flat, Z 230/10 1773 159 Sacred Evening Canticles 6 SSAATB
Deus misereatur in E minor 1773 98 Sacred Evening Canticles 4 SSATB
Haste thee, O God 1773 196 Sacred Verse anthems 5 SATTB
Hear O heavens 1773 186 Sacred Verse anthems 4 SATB
I beheld and lo, a great multitude 1773 245 Sacred Verse anthems 7 SAATTBB
I will love thee, O Lord 1773 292 Sacred Verse anthems 4 SATB
Jubilate Deo, Z 230/4 1773 148 Sacred Morning Canticles 4 SATB
Jubilate Deo in E minor 1773 79 Sacred Morning Canticles 6 SSAATB
Jubilate in D major 1773 43 Sacred Morning Canticles 5 SAATB
Kyrie in D 1773 48 Sacred Communion Services 4 SATB
Kyrie in D minor 1773 16 Sacred Communion Services 5 SATTB
Kyrie in E minor 1773 83 Sacred Communion Services 4 SATB
Like as the hart 1773 180 Sacred Verse anthems 4 SATB
Lord, have mercy upon us, Z 230/5 1773 120 Sacred Communion Services 4 SATB
Lord, thou hast been our refuge 1773 257 Sacred Verse anthems 4 SATB
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in B flat, Z 230/7 & 8 1773 128;133 Sacred Evening Canticles 6 SSAATB
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D 1773 56;64 Sacred Evening Canticles 4 SATB
Nicene Creed in D major 1773 49 Sacred Communion Services 5 SAATB
Nicene Creed in D minor 1773 17 Sacred Communion Services 7 SSAATTB
Nicene creed in B flat, Z 230/6 1773 121 Sacred Communion Services 6 SSAATB
Nicene creed in E minor 1773 84 Sacred Communion Services 5 SSATB
O Lord, I have sinned 1773 223 Sacred Verse anthems 4 SATB
O Lord, thou hast searched me out 1773 239 Sacred Verse anthems 5 SATBB
O Lord my God 1773 165 Sacred Verse anthems 6 SSAATB
O give thanks unto the Lord, Z 33 1688 281 Sacred Verse anthems 4 SATB
O sing unto God 1773 230 Sacred Verse anthems 4 SATB
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous 1773 191 Sacred Verse anthems 5 SATTB
Sanctus 1773 299 Sacred Communion Services 4 SATB
Sanctus in D 1773 300 Sacred Communion Services 4 SATB
Sanctus in E flat 1773 300 Sacred Communion Services 4 SATB
Sanctus in E minor 1773 299 Sacred Communion Services 4 SATB
Short Evening Service 1773 25;30 Sacred Evening Canticles 6 SAATTB
Te Deum, Z 230/1 1773 104 Sacred Morning Canticles 5 SSATB
Te Deum in D major 1773 33 Sacred Morning Canticles 4 SATB
Te Deum in D minor 1773 1 Sacred Morning Canticles 6 SAATTB
Te Deum in E minor 1773 69 Sacred Morning Canticles 6 SSAATB
The ways of Zion do mourn 1773 203 Sacred Anthems 4 SATB
They that go down to the sea, Z 57 c. 1688 269 Sacred Verse anthems 2 AB
Thou art my King, O God 1773 173 Sacred Verse anthems 5 SATTB
Thy beauty, O Israel 1773 208 Sacred Verse anthems 5 SATTB
Thy word is a lantern, Z 61 1773 275 Sacred Verse anthems 4 SATB


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