Go to a page with , Notes and Lyrics to Some of Francis Pilkington's Songs. - page 3.
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- A Brief Francis Pilkington Study - Page 1 of 3.
The Works Of, English Lutenist and Madrigalists, Francis Pilkington (-1562 - 1638)

Under Construction. This is an unfinished page that I hope to edit sometime in the future.

Updated April 7, 2004. Last update (December, 2004 &) January 3 & 4 2005.
All materials are copyright © Patrick Thomas Connolly, 2002 & 2004.


For this Francis Pilkington list of works, I have haphazardly put a few things I have found together. I look forward to seeing a good Francis Pilkington site. - P. T. C.

Julia Craig-McFeely's thesis, on solo lute music titled 'English Lute Manuscripts And Scribes 1530 - 1630,' gives us a thrall examination of printed sources and manuscripts of solo lute music. I have compiled the first part of this list, on these Pilkington lute pieces, from the information that comes from her site (%) at; http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/julia/ap1/ap1pre.htm

Most of these lute c seem to have been written before Francis Pilkington published his first book in 1605.

I have put the individual pieces in colour (brown) and they do not repeat so you can count these coloured titles and see that Pilkington composed (MS 14?, 1605 22,=36 + Mad1 22 WL 2 Mad2 27 = 87) about 87? pieces that have survived. - P. T. Connolly


The Spanish Pavan

Pilkington most widely known solo lute work is the 'Spanish Pavan' In their Pilkington CD liner notes Fithian and Henriksen write that tunes such as 'Go From My Window' and 'Spanish Pavan' were "variations on popular tunes." I don't know whether or not Pilkington wrote the tune.

'The Spanish Pavan' was published in 1603 in 'The Schoole of Musicke' by Thomas Robinson (?on pages 44-45 or 22v-23?) where it was entitled 'THe Spanish Pauin'.
It is also found in many printed sources and manuscripts such as;
- EIRE-Dublin, Trinity College Library, Manuscript 408/2 [dated: c1605] folio 112/1 It is titled 'The spanishe Pauin.'
- The Henry Sampson Lute Book, Great Britain-Private Library of Robert Spencer, [dated: c1610] Found on folio 3v/2 where it is entitled 'The Spanish pavin'
- The only foreign source for a composition by Pilkington is this pavan which is in a book now in Great Britain at the Library Sloane.1021 Stobaeus of Konigsberg c1635 Found on folio 22v/2 where it is entitled 'Pavan Hispan.'
- The Welde Lute Book, Great Britain in the Private Collection of Lord Forester, [dated: c1600] Found on folio 1. It is titled 'The Spanish Pauane'
- Dr. Craig-McFeely lists about eighteen others sources for this piece.

A recording of this piece is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen (lute) on Centaur 2614. The source for the recording of this piece is not specified.
This is the only CD, I know of, that is devoted to the music Francis Pilkington. It has recordings of 19 pieces that are, either lute solos or songs from his 'First Booke of Songs (1605)'. It was recorded May 24 to 26, 2001 at the LSU Recital hall in Louisiana State University.
Early Music FAQ (at - http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/tld46004.htm) gives information about this CD and many others.



There are two important manuscript for students of Francis Pilkington. Both of them have the 'Spanish Pavan' as well as many other pieces not found elsewhere.

The two manuscripts are Dowland 2.11 and Additional 31392. Their content, as regards to Francis Pilkington, are listed as follows. See Dr. Craig-McFeely's site for more information.



Manuscript Dowland 2.11, in the Cambridge University Library, Great Britain [dated: c1585-c1595]

Dowland.2.11
Dr. Craig-McFeely writes;
... possibly it was not started before 1588 ... Richard Newton believes the likely year of its completion to have been 1595, but a substantial part was, in all probability, written before 1591. ... It is virtually certain, in any case, to have been completed by 1600, ... This is a large, ... book,and contains about 310 pieces ...

Note that there is no mention of Pilkington having the degree he got in 1595, in any of the ascription.

On folio 3v/3 is Courant for Mrs Elizabeth Murcott The original ascription reads 'Curranta for Mrs E. murcott. F Pilkington'

In their liner notes Fithian and Henriksen write "Unfortunately, Elizabeth Murcott remains unidentified."

A recording of this piece is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.


On folio 4/2 is Mrs Elizabeth Murcott's Delight. It is entitled 'Mrs E. Murcot's Delight. fr Pilkington'

A recording of this piece is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.


On folio 5/2 is Mrs Elizabeth Murcott. Mrs. Elizabeth Murcotes fr Pilkington'
On folio 5v/1 is Mr Timothy Wagstaff's Content of Desire Mr Ti. Wagstaff his Content of Desier. F Pilk'
On folio 5v/2 is The Lord Hastings' Good Morrow 'The L Hastings God morow fr Pilking'

In their liner notes Fithian and Henriksen write "Lord Hastings is most likely Francis Hastings (1560 - 1595), son of George Hastings, fourth Earl of Huntington."

A recording of this piece is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.


On folio 6/1 is George Pilkington's Funeral Georg Pilkingtons funerall made by Fr Pilkington
On folio 14-13v/2 is Pavan A Pauen fr. Pilkingto'

A recording of a Pavan by Pilkington is on the Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts CD, but the source is not specified, so it could be this pavan or one of the two on Additional 31392. On folio 66v/2 is Spanish Pavan 'Spannish pauen'


On folio 85/2 is Mrs Anne Harcourte's Galliarde Mrs Anne Harecourte Galliarde fr Pilk:



Additional 31392, British Library, London, Great Britain [dated:c1605]

Dr. Craig-McFeely writes; ... some of the ascriptions for Francis Pilkington are written in such a way as to suggest a signature such as that found in Folger for John Johnson. However, the known practices surrounding lute books and professional musicians make it less likely that this is the case.


On folio 22v/3-23/1 is Mrs Mary Oldfield's Galliard 'mrs marie Oldfeilds galliard by ffra: Pilkington Bachi: of Musick.'
On folio 23v is Pavan 'A pauen by ffra Pilk: Ba: of musick' (See the note of the Dowland.2.11 pavan.)
On folio 24v is Pavan 'A pauen by ffra: Pilk Bachiller of musick'
On folio 25v is Spanish Pavan 'the spanish Paven set out by Fra: Pilkington Ba: of Musick'
On folio 26v-27 is Go From My Window 'goe from my wyndowe by maister Frauncis Pilkinton, Bacheler of Mus: - Perhaps this is only a variation by Francis Pilkington of this popular tune that is often associated with Richard Allison. Allison seems more likely to be the composer since he is given credit for it in Ms.Dd.3.18 (c. 1585-1600), an earlier manuscript, but maybe this credit is just for a variation for a tune by a long lost composer.

In their liner notes Fithian and Henriksen write that tunes such as 'Go From My Window' and 'Spanish Pavan' were "variations on popular tunes." Thus 'Go From My Window' is found in about fifteen other sources but often credited to another composer.

A recording of this piece is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen. The source for this recording is not specified.

There is a recording of this song credited to Francis Pilkington on the digital sound recording Airs & danses au temps de Shakespeare (Airs & dances in Shakespeare's time) by John Elwes, (tenor) Stephen Stubbs, (lute) with Musica Antiqua, conducted by Christian Mendoze, This record also has Pilkington's 'Rest, sweet nymphs'. Also on the CD is Philip Rossetter's 'If she forsake me' and 'Sweet, come again' as well as other works by William Brade, Thomas Campion, Antony Holborne, Robert Johnson and Thomas Morley. - Recorded Nov. 16-17, 1986.
8003/VSCCAT/ABX-1466 or 1993-10-12 Pierre Verany Records 787092
http://scolar.vsc.edu:8003/VSCCAT/ABX-1466



Other pieces, listed by Dr. Craig-McFeely, not found in the above two sources are;

Echo Almain - a duet by John Marchant and Francis Pilkington
- found in the 'Brogyntyn 31' and Sampson (11v/1) manuscripts.

Maybe a recording of this song is on the LP; The Leaves be Greene where it? is titled Echo for two lutes by Francis Pilkington - by The Consort of Musicke - Anthony Rooley, dir. (lute), James Tyler (lute, tenor viol, cittern, flute), Catherine Mackintosh (treble viol, violin, rebec, cittern), Trevor Jones (bass viol), Martyn Hill (tenor), Peter Bale (reader)
This LP has two songs, 'Will said to his mammy' and 'As I lay lately in a dreame' by Robert Jones from his fourth and fifth bookes.
Recording site and date is unknown [1972 or prior] - L'Oiseau-Lyre SOL 328 [LP]
For more on this CD go to Early Music FAQ at - http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/lol328.htm
They note that "This is the very first Consort of Musicke recording."


Also note these two pieces with 'Packington' in their titles. I don't know if they have any thing to do with 'Francis Pilkington.'

Packington's Galliard
- found in the same two manuscripts as the 'Echo Almain' as well as two or three others.

Packington's Pound by Francis Cutting
- found in William Barley Orpharion lesson book of 1596, as well as two or three other manuscripts.

% See Dr. Craig-McFeely's site for more information. Here endeth most of the information from that site.


B. Jeffery has put most of these solo lute works into modern notation in his book 'Introduction to Francis Pilkington: Complete Works for Solo Lute' (London, 1970). @

Stainer & Bell published Francis Pilkington's three books in modern notation. Here is a list of the three books;

The First Booke of Songs (1605) - by Francis Pilkington

First Set of Madrigals (1613) - by Francis Pilkington
The English Madrigalists, Volume 25. London: Stainer & Bell,

Second Set of Madrigals (1624) - by Francis Pilkington
'virtually the last significant [Madrigal] publication*' The English Madrigalists, Volume 26. London: Stainer & Bell,



The First Booke of Songs - by Francis Pilkington (1605)
"Copy: British Museum. Dedicatee: William, Earl of Derby." $ = Notes from English Madrigal Verse 1588-1632 by Edmund H. Fellowes and revised by Sternfeld and Greer.
I. Now peep, Bo Peep, thrise happie blest mine eyes

A recording of this song is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen (lute) on Centaur 2614. It was recorded May 24 - 26, 2001 at the LSU Recital hall in Louisiana State University.

This is the only CD, I know of, that is devoted to the music Francis Pilkington. It has recordings of 19, either lute solos or songs from his 'First Booke of Songs (1605)'.

Bruce Scott Fithian does a superb job of singing this song. I think I may have another recording of this song on vinyl somewhere.


II. My choice is made and I desire no change
"A keyboard setting of 'My choice is made, and I desire no change' by Robert Hall exists."
English Ayres and Duets sung in authentic Elizabethan pronunciation by The Camerata of London. As well as Pilkington's 'My choice is made' this LP has Robert Jones's 'Now what is love?' and others songs by Dowland, Ferrabosco II, Hume, Campion, Danyel, Hyperion A66003 (LP)
#Chris Whent's website gives A Partial Francis Pilkington Discography.

Another recording of this song is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.


III. Can she disdain, can I persist to love

IV. Alas fair face why doth that smoothed brow
V. Whither so fast, see how the kindly flowres - "V. Stanza I was set separately by Bateson (1604, VII), and stanza 2 with some changes by Pilkington (1613) IV)." $ - A recording of this song is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.
VI. Rest sweet nymphs let goulden sleep - see lyrics - Many recording of this song are on CDs and LPs such as;
- Boston Camerata's›What Then Is Love? - An Elizabethen›Songbook Conducted by Joel Cohen, on Erato Disques, S. A., Paris, France (3984-23417-2) 1998. This is the second Pilkington song on the CD.
- A Gardin For Delights - English Lutesongs From the Renaissance Ian Partridge (tenor) and Konrad Ragossnig (lute) Ayre No.10 on the CD. 1996 - Bayer Records 100 130
For more recordings of this song go to; Notes and Lyrics to Some of Francis Pilkington's Songs.
VII. Ay me, she frowns, my Mistresse is offended - A recording of this song is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.
VIII. Now let her change and spare not - see lyrics and more information. - "VIII. Poem by Campian, and set to music by him (c. 1618a, II) and Jones (1605, XVII)." $ - A recording of this song is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.
IX. Underneath a cypress shade, the Queene of Love sat mourning -"IX. In Wit and Mirth: or Pills to Purge Melancholy (1720 edition, vi, p. 120) there is another version, beginning 'Underneath the castle wall the Queen of Love sat mourning'. This is followed by a crude parody, beginning 'Underneath the rotten hedge the tinker's wife sat shiting'. The music is quite different from Pilkington's. Day and Murrie 3516." $ - A recording of this song is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.
X. Sound woeful plaints in hills and woods (For his unfortunate friend William Harwood.)
XI. You that pine in long desire - A recording of this song is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.
XII. Look mistress mine within this hollow brest
XIII. Climb O heart, clime to thy rest

XIV. Thanks gentle moon for thy obscured light
- see lyrics and more information.
XV. I sigh as sure to wear the fruit of the Willow tree - A recording of this song is on the CD; Boston Camerata's›What Then Is Love? - An Elizabethen›Songbook Conducted by Joel Cohen, on Erato Disques, S. A., Paris, France (3984-23417-2) 1998.
XVI. Down a down thus Phyllis sung (When Love Was Frist Begot) - A recording of this song is on the CD; Ars Britanica by Pro Cantione Antiqua (1980), on Teldec Classics (Telefunken 6.35494).
Another recording of this song is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.
"This poem from Thomas Lodge's Rosalynde, 1590, sigs. N3v-N4, also appeared in England's Helicon, 1600 (Rollins, i, p. 60). There is also an anonymous poem in England's Helicon (Rollins, i, p. 121) beginning 'Hey down a down did Dian sing, / amongst her virgins sitting', which is very similar to it in style and structure." $
XVII. Diaphenia, like the daffdowndilly - see lyrics and more information. - A recording of this song is on the CD; Ars Britanica by Pro Cantione Antiqua (1980), on Teldec Classics (Telefunken 6.35494).

Another recording of this song is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.


XVIII. Beauty sat bathing by a stream - This poem was also set also by; Robert Jones in his third book of airs, 1605 and William Corkine in his first book published in 1610. "Pilkington alone adds the 'Hey nonny no' refrain." $ See Edward Doughtie's 'Lyrics From Elizabethan Airs , 1596-1622' for more information.

A recording of this song is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.


XIX. Music dear solace to my thoughts neglected - A recording of this song is on the LP; The Lady Musick by The Consort of Musicke - Anthony Rooley, dir. (lute) Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley
Recording date - unknown [1979 or prior] L'Oiseau-Lyre "Florilegium" DSLO 559-1 [LP]
For more on this LP go to Early Music FAQ at - http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/lol559.htm

Another recording of this song is on the CD; Music Dear Solace to my Thoughts - Francis Pilkington: Songs from the First Booke of Ayres and Lute Solos by Bruce Scott Fithian (tenor) and Olav Chris Henriksen.


XX. With fragrant flow'rs we strew the way
- see lyrics and more information.
XXI. Come, come all you that draw heavens purest breath (An Elegie in remembrance of his Worshipfull friend Thomas Leighton Esquier. ) - see more information.
?"Come all ye" A recording of this song is on the LP; The Lady Musick by The Consort of Musicke - Anthony Rooley, dir. (lute) Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley
Recording date - unknown [1979 or prior] L'Oiseau-Lyre "Florilegium" DSLO 559-1 [LP]
For more on this LP go to Early Music FAQ at - http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/lol559.htm
XXII. Pavan for the lute and bass viol

First Set of Madrigals - by Francis Pilkington (1613)
"Copy British Museum Dedicatee: Sir Thomas Smith.
In the British Museum set of part-books the Cantus and Tenor are dated 1614, the remainder 1613. However. the Dedication in the Cantus and Quintus is dated 'the 25. day of September 1612'. In the other three part-books '25.' and 'September' are omitted, with spaces left for their insertion. " $ = Notes from English Madrigal Verse 1588-1632 by Edmund H. Fellowes and revised by Sternfeld and Greer.

The English Madrigalists, Volume 25. London: Stainer & Bell,
Of Three Voices

I. See where my love a Maying goes
II. I follow, lo, the footing - "II. Also set by Morley (1597, XVII)." $
III. Pour fourth, mine eyes
IV. Stay, Nymph, O stay, the ground seekes but to kisse thy feet - "IV. Stanza 2 of a poem set by Pilkington in full in 1605, V. Stanza I of this poem was also set by Bateson (1604, VII)." $
V. Dorus, a silly shepherd
VI. Is this thy doom?

Of Four Voices

VII. Amyntas with his Phyllis fair - (printed in Stainer & Bell's 'Invitation to Madrigals 2' edited by Thurston Dart)
VIII. Here rest, my thoughts - "VIII. Also set by Holborne (1597, III)." $
IX. Why should I grieve - A recording of this song is on the CD; English madrigals by Quink Vocal Ensemble - Performers: Machteld van Woerden (soprano), Marjolein Koetsier (soprano), Corrie Pronk (alto), Harry van Berne (tenor), Kees-Jan de Koning (bass) Recorded December 1991 & January 1992. Telarc 80328
For more on this CD go to Early Music FAQ at - http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/tlc80328.htm

X. The messenger of the delightful spring "X. Cf. the 'cuckoo' song sung by Spring and Winter in Love's Labours Lost, v. ii: 'When daisies pied and violets blue.'" $

XI. Have I Found Her? - "XI. Also set by Bateson (1618, XIII)." $ - A recording of this song is on the CD; All At Once Well Met-Madrigals by The King's Singers, - on the EMD/EMI Classics Label (Catalog #49265). This CD has songs by 13 composer including, William Byrd, John Dowland, Giles Farnaby, Robert Jones, George Kirbye, Thomas Morley, Francis Pilkington, and Thomas Weelkes. The performer on this CD are; Vocalists; Simon Carrington, Anthony Holt, Alastair Hume, Bill Ives, Jeremy Jackman, Brian Kay, King's Singers (Singer), Nigel Perrin, Alastair Thompson and Bandora played; Robert Spencer.

XII. What though her frowns?
XIII. Love is a secret feeding fire
XIV. Why do I fret
XV. All in a cave a shepheards lad met wanton Thestilis

Of Five Voices

XVI. Sing we, dance we ore the green
XVII. Under the tope of Helicons

XVIII. Sweet Phillida, Phillida my flocks as white and pure as snowie downe. - A recording of this song is on the CD; English madrigals by Quink Vocal Ensemble - Performers: Machteld van Woerden (soprano), Marjolein Koetsier (soprano), Corrie Pronk (alto), Harry van Berne (tenor), Kees-Jan de Koning (bass). Recorded December 1991 & January 1992. Telarc 80328
For more on this CD go to Early Music FAQ at - http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/tlc80328.htm

XIX. My heart is dead
XX. No, no, no, it will not be
XXI. When Oriana walked to take the air - "XXI. Also set by Bateson (1604, the opening, unnumbered, madrigal. ... 9 -10] This refrain occurs in all the 'Oriana' madrigals. ... " $ "
XXII. Now I see thou floutest me



Sir William Leighton's Tears or Lamentations of a Sorrowful Soul (1614)

David Brown lists two pieces, for 4 and 5 voices, from 1614, in his list of the sacred works by Francis Pilkington, in the 2001 edition of The New Grove Dictionary. They are published in Early English Church Music, xi which was published in 1970 @. These are in fact the two pieces, by Pilkington, in Leighton's Tears or Lamentations of a Sorrowful Soul.

20. Hidden, O Lord, are my most horrid sins - see lyrics and more information.
35. High mighty God of righteousness



Second Set of Madrigals - by Francis Pilkington (1624)
'virtually the last significant [Madrigal] publication*' The English Madrigalists, Volume 26. London: Stainer & Bell,
"Copy: British Museum. Dedicatee: Sir Peter Leigh. " $ = Notes from English Madrigal Verse 1588-1632 by Edmund H. Fellowes and revised by Sternfeld and Greer.
Of Three Voices

I. Sovereign of my delight - " I. Also set by Morley (1597, VIII)." $
II. Yond hill-tops, Phoebus kissed
III. Wake, sleepy Thyrsis wake
IV. Stay, heart, run not so fast -" IV. Also set by Morley (1597, XVIII), with two additional lines (7 and 10)." $
V. Ye bubbling springs that gentle musicke makes " V. Also set by Greaves (1604, III)." $
VI. Your fond preferments are but Childrens toyes

Of Four Voices

VII. Menalcas in an evening walking was - see lyrics.

VIII. Coy Daphne fled from Phoebus hot pursuit (the first part) - "VIII-IX. Also set by Danyel (1606, I), who entitles stanza 2 'The Answer'. Cf. also W. Chappell and J. W. Ebsworth The Roxburghe Ballads, ii, p. 530: 'When Daphne from fair Phoebus did fly.' Concerning the tune of this ballad see Chappell-Wooldridge, i, p. 150." $
IX. Chaste Daphne fled from Phoebus hot pursuite (the second part)

X. If she neglect me, I doe waile and cry
XI. Palaemon and his Sylvia forth must walk

XII. You gentle nymphs that on these meadowes play - see lyrics and more information. -"XII. This poem by George Wither is from Fair-Virtue, 1622, lines 4273-8 (F. Sidgwick, The Poetry of George Wither, 1902, ii, p. 155)." $

Of Five Voices

XIII. Chaste Syrinx fled, fear hasting on her pace - see lyrics.

XIV. Come, shepherds' weeds, attend my wofull cryes - "XIV. Lines 5-10 of Dorus's song 'Come shepherd's weeds, become your master's mind' in Book I of Sidney's Arcadia (Ringler 13). " $
XV. Crowned with flowers I saw faire Amarillis - "XV. Also set by Byrd (1611, XXII). ..." $
XVI. Weep sad Urania (An Elegie on the death of ... Thomas Purcell) - "XVI. Thomas Purcell, in whose honour this elegy was composed, belonged apparently to the same family which was later made famous by Henry Purcell. See the article on Purcell in Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 5th edition, 1954." $
XVII. O gracious God, pardon my great offence - see lyrics.
XVIII. Go, you skipping kids and fawns - see lyrics.

XIX. Care For Thy Soul as thing of greatest price - see lyrics and more information. - "XIX. Also set by Byrd (1588, XXXI) with three more stanzas." $ - A recording of this song is on the CD; Ars Britanica by Pro Cantione Antiqua (1980), on Teldec Classics (Telefunken 6.35494).
XX. Drown not with tears, my dearest love - "XX. Also set by Ferrabosco (1609, IX) with six more lines." $

Of Six Voices

XXI. Dear shepherdess, thou art more lovely fair (the first part)
XXII. Cruel Pabrilla with thine angrie look (the second part) - (The text of these two madrigals is a Shakespearian sonnet. - P. T. C.)

XXIII. A Fancie for the Violls - (an instrumental piece)

XXIV. O softly singing lute - A recording of this song is on the LP; I Love, Alas - Elizabethan Life in Music, Song and Poerty / Elizabethan in Love by The Purcell Consort of Voices - Grayston Burgess, dir. , with Jeremy Brett (speaker) (1969). Belart 461 699-2 (1998)

XXV. O praise the Lord all ye Heathen [Psalm cxvii/1-2]

XXVI. Surcease you youthful shepheardesses all (A dialogue for the viols and voices, and the lute)

XXVII. A Pavan made for the Orpharion - "XXVII. This instrumental piece is superscribed 'A Pavan made for the Orpharion by the Right Honourable William, Earl of Derby, and by him consented to be in my books placed'. The Stanleys at this time were frequently in residence at Stanley Palace in Chester. Thus they were fellow citizens of Pilkington and Bateson. " $

????X?X?I?I. ?Sacred madrigal - in the Second Set of Madrigals (1624) - by Francis Pilkington @



Written & compiled by Patrick T. Connolly, © July - November, 2002, August, 2003, April 2004.
Updated April 7, 2004. Last update (December, 2004 &) January 3 & 4 2005.

Page Bibliography

% Julia Craig-McFeely's Thesis http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/julia/ap1/ap1pre.htm

$ English Madrigal Verse 1588-1632 by Edmund H. Fellowes. Revised & Enlarged by Fredrick W. Sternfeld and David Greer. 3rd Edition 1967, Oxford at the Clarendon Press. (1st ed. 1920. 2st ed. 1929.)

For John Danyel (1606, I) see a site created by Harald Lillmeyer that can be found at; http://kulturserver-bayern.de/home/harald-lillmeyer
Look under 'Downloads'.

English Song-Books 1651-1702 by Cyrus Lawrence Day and Eleanore Boswell Murrie, London 1940.

Old English Popular Music by William Chappell, revised by H. Ellis Wooldridge, 2 vols., London, 1893 (reprinted New York, 1961).

@ David Brown's summery in the 2001 edition of The New Grove Dictionary, page 746 & 747.

*Chris Whent, Producer of the 'Here Of A Sunday Morning' website for WBAI 99.5 FM .120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. http://www.hoasm.org/IVM/

Early Music FAQ - at http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/tld46004.htm

#Robert Spencer (From a CD by harmonia mundi FRANCE #907161 "John Dowland Complete Lute Works, vol. 2, Paul O'Dette, lute") # http://www.classical-composers.org/cgi-bin/search.cgi?x=firstJ John Dowland


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