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THE YORK WAITS'
EARLY MUSIC MISCELLANY
Some of The York Waits' favourite arrangements for others to perform, many by one of the waits - Tim Bayley. The Peacock Press by Ruxbury Publications.
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Here is the Complete Catalogue of TYW sheet music, summarised below.
PTYW 01 Grenon, Nicholas - La Plus Belle et Doulce Figure - 3 ATT or SAA £3.50
PTYW 02 Compere, Loyset - Nous Sommes de l'Ordre de St Babouin - 4 SATB £3.75
PTYW 03-11 Six Tudor Ballads arr Bayley, Tim - Six Tudor Ballads - 4 SATB £3.75
PTYW 06 Kilvington, Thomas - Twelve Country Dances - Kbd, with dance steps £4.75
PTYW 07 Anon (German) - Die Katzenpfote - 3 SAT £3.50
PTYW 08 Anon (Leadley/Bayley) - Duke of York's Cotillion - 3 SAB £3.00
PTYW 12-16 Four Playford Dances arr Bayley - 3-5 various £4.50
PTYW 17 Ives, Simon - Saraband, by one of the London Waits - 5 SSATB £5.50
PTYW 18-21 London, York & Oxford Waits - Past Three O'Clock - Various £3.50
PTYW 22 Anon arr Merryweather - Kemp's Jig - 3 SAB etc £3.50
PTYW 23 Savile, Jeremy - 3 Songs by one of the London Waits - 3-4 voc £4.50
PTYW 24 Misc: Obrecht, van Wilder, Bayley, Praetorius - Rompeltier: the evolution of a 15th-century German song - 3-5 SAB/SATB x3/SATTB £4.00
ALSO: five volumes of early Christmas music
PTYW101 PIAE CANTIONES 1582 & 1625
Gaudete, Puer Natus in Bethlehem, Parvulus Nobis Nascitur, O Hac Quam Mundum, Personent Hodie
PTYW102 SORE AFRAID!
Bergers x4, El Decembre Congelat, Je Suis L'Archange, O Herders Laet uw' Boexkens en schapen
PTYW103 THE NATIVITY
Proface! Welcome!, Noel Pour L'Amour, Ninna, Nanna, 7 Joys of Mary, Chantons je vous en prie, O Heyligh Zaligh Bethlehem
PTYW104 CHRISTMAS DRONES
(More than 20 tunes for bagpipes & hurdy-gurdies)
PTYW105 ENGLISH CHRISTMAS
Incl. The Waits Wassail, Cold & Raw, Greensleeves Carol, Chestnut, Mall Peatley, Hey for Christmas, All you that are good fellows
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16th CENTURY FRENCH CHANSONS & DANCES
Newly transcribed and edited from original sources by James Merryweather (2014), from a manuscript of c. 1570 (M91S - provenence unknown) in the collections of York Minster Library, with reference to other early manuscripts and 16th-C printed editions.
In the margin of folio 60 of M91S (below) somebody has written in a 16th-C hand Sawyer is my name, but whether or not he was the copiest has yet to be determined.
M91S consists of hand-written copies of many well-known pieces printed by Pierre Attaingnant and others in Paris and the Low Countries during the early to mid 1500s plus keyboard reductions, duos and other odds and ends, e.g. by Tallis and Anon.
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ITEMS FROM ORIGINAL SOURCES OTHER THAN M91S
Many are related to items in M91S
ALL YOU THAT ARE/LOVE GOOD FELLOWS (a4+) - Morley
Tune: Nancie (prototype of The British Grenadiers)
The York Waits play often for formal banquets where music for toasts is required. We have The Grace above (The God of Peace and Love) and this one is good for toasting "The City!". What do Tudor waits play when the toast is, "I give you, The Queen!" but Queen Elizabeth I's favourite dance, a Galliard. There is one that is entirely appropriate: THE QUEEN'S GALLIARD (a5) - Anon. arr. Tim Bayley
THE BRITISH GRENADIERS (3 bassoons) - Anon. arr. James Merryweather
COUNTRY GARDENS (3 bassoons) - Anon. arr. James Merryweather
There are linking notes at the end of the B Grens to allow C Gdns to follow seamlessly. Please don't take too literally the tempi, ornaments and dynamics as reproduced by the MIDI files.