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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.

 

The various symbols are linked to files and other resources:

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SUSANNE UNG JOUR (a5) - Lassus   
The YouTube video (Vox Luminis) is just about the best performance of anything I've ever heard!
Lupi version below

DOULCE MEMOIRE (a4) - Sandrin   
Related to the next two titles

FINI LE BIEN (a4) - Certon  
Response to Doulce Memoire

CE QUI SOULOUIT (a4) - Sandrin  
Replique to Fini le Bien

DONT VIENT CELA (a4) - Sermisy  
3 more versions below

ADRIANUS FANTASIE (a5) - ?Willaert  

AMIS SOUFFREZ (a4) - Moulu  
a3 version below

AS I DESERVE, SO I DESIRE (a4) - Anon.   

C'EST A GRAND TORT (a4) - Sermisy  

DORMENDO UN GIORNO (a4) - Verdelot   

AYEZ PITIE DU GRAND MAL (a2) - Sermisy  
a4 version below

CONTENTES VOUS (a2) - Sermisy  
a4 version below

EN ESPERANT (a2) - Anon.  

DUO HARDEN (a2) -  Harding   

JE FILE QUAND DIEU NE DONNE DE QUOY (a5) - van Wilder  
See also Es Solt Ein Man, Rompeltier & Parvulus Nobis below

LA VOLUNTÉ (a4) - Sandrin   

SUR LA ROUSSÉE (a4) - Passereau  

TANT QUE VIVRAI (a4) - Sermisy   

THE GOD OF PEACE & LOVE (a4) - Anon. (not Rutter!)  
Music to accompany The Grace. The York Waits play often for formal banquets where music for toasts is required - see below.

UNG GAY BERGIER (a4) - Crécquillon   

WHEN SHALL MY SORROWFUL SIGHING SLACK? (a4) - Tallis  

 


ITEMS FROM ORIGINAL SOURCES OTHER THAN M91S
Many are related to items in M91S

DONT VIENT CELA, BERGERETTE & REPRISE - Susato  
Susato 1551

DONT VIENT CELA (a5) - Crécquillon  
Susato, 1543

DONT VIENT CELA with divisions - Anon.    (facsimile)
Attaingnant, 1528

SE LA FACE AY PALLE [sic] - Dufay   
Wolfenbüttel Chansonnier, 1470-71   Schedel ms. c. 1500  

O ROSA BELLA - attr. Bedyngham    
Dijon Chansonnier, 1470

BELLE QUI TIENS MA VIE - Arbeau    
Orchésographie, 1589

JOUYSSANCE VOUS DONNERAY - Sermisy  

AMIS SOUFFREZ (a4) - Moulu   
Attaingnant, 1529

CONTENTES VOUS (a4) - Sermisy      
Phalèse, 1555

AYEZ PITIE DU GRAND MAL (a4) - Sermisy  
Attaingnant, 1535

ES SOLT EIN MAN (A3) - Anon., German  
Glogauer Liederbuch, c. 1480

ROMPELTIER (a4) - attr. Obrecht  
Petrucci, 1501

PARVULUS NOBIS NASCITUR (a4) - arr. Tim Bayley  

LA VOLUNTÉ, BASSE DANSE (a4) -  

SUSANNE UNG JOUR (a4) - Lupi  
Gueroult, 1548

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.

ABENDSEGEN (2 horns & 3 bassoons) - Humperdinck arr. Merryweather SCORE:  
PARTS: Hrns  Bsn1  Bsn2  Bsn3