Early Music in parts for strings or wind

I am an amateur singer, viol and recorder player who is passionate about music of the Renaissance.

I set a lot of music for myself and friends to play, since a great deal of choral music sounds great on viols but is only published in score. My editions almost always have parts and are clearly laid out, large enough to be visible from a stand and avoiding page turns in the middle of sections except where unavoidable.

The settings are a compromise between staying as close as possible to the original (with original note values and text underlay) but with some compromises to modern notation (they come with scores, normally have bar lines, sometimes transposed ranges to fit viols or recorders and suggested ficta). 

I print to order and so I welcome comments or suggestions that might allow me to improve editions for the future.

To qualify for a discount on these prices, contact me to join the Particular Music Club.


Publications to make early vocal music available in parts for string and wind players.

Antoine Brumel (c1460-c1512)

This mass by Brumel is an unusual piece with a special sound and extraordinary use of sequences. It is based on the Chanson by Josquin (also included) and as most sections include a cantus firmus, the part doing that (mostly the tenor part) has much less to do than the other parts, so it may not suit many groups, however the first section (Kyrie, Christe, Kyrie) and the final section (Agnus Dei I & III) provide a more balanced demand on each part and are well worth playing on their own.  Two pitch versions are provided in Bb and G, the lower version in G being more suitable for renaissance viols.

AB1 Missa Berzerette Savoyenne à 4     TrTTB viols or recorders                   Score & set of 3 parts £19.25
Also available transposed for ATBB viols or TTBB recorders
(Scores £6.25, parts £3.25 each)


William Byrd (1540-1623)

These three masses are works of great beauty and feeling.  When playing them you feel they could have been written especially for viols.  Transposed versions are provided for the 3 and 4 part masses.

WB1 Mass à 3                                      ATB viols or TrTB recorders                   Score & set of 3 parts £7
Also available transposed down a 4th  TBB viols or TBB recorders
(Scores £3.25, parts £1.25 each)

     WB2 Mass à 4                                      TrATB viols or DTrTB recorders             Score & set of 4 parts £10
     Also available transposed down a 4th   ATTB viols or TrTTB recorders
     (Scores £5, parts £1.25 each)

     WB3 Mass à 5                                      TrATTB viols                                   Score & set of 5 parts £11.25
     (Scores £5, parts £1.25)                   or DTrTrTB recorders

This motet, published in Cantiones Sacrae II, is a setting of the meditation by friar Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98) on Psalm 0(51) from prison, written in his final hours before he was due to be burnt at the stake.  Willaert, Lassus and Rore, also set these words and these settings are available (AW1, OL5, CR6/CR6d).

WB12 Motet: Infelix ego à 6          TrATTTB viols                                            Score and set of 6 parts £9  
(Scores £3, parts £1 each)                 or D*TrTTBB recorders


Constanzo Festa (c1490-1545)

Festa’s flowing polyphonic style works well on renaissance instruments.  This is a selection of his 3 part motets taken from a popular publication from the 16th century.

     CF1 5 Motets à 3                                 TrAT viols                                        Score and set of 3 parts £9.25
     (Scores £3.25, parts £2 each)          in various combinations


Andrea Gabrieli (c1510-c1586)

These madrigals were settings of stanzas (30 in all) by Luigi Tansillo, Ludovico Ariosto and Pietro Bembo.  They were very popular in their time and work well on viols or recorders.

    AG1 9 Madrigals à 3               various combinations of viols                     Score and set of 3 parts £22.50
    (Scores £7.50, parts £5 each)              or recorders

These 9 six part motets are from a volume of 39 motets published after Andrea’s death by his nephew and pupil Giovanni Gabrieli and all but one are by Andrea.  They work very well on viols or recorders though a few notes do go just below the bass recorder range).  The low pitch version is aimed at renaissance viols, with a tenor in A on the top parts and bass in A on the lowest parts.

    AG2 9 Motets à 6                      High: viols Tr to B, Recorders D to B            Score and set of 6 parts £25  
    (Scores £7, parts £3 each)          Low: Alto viol to Bass viol in A                           


Carlo Gesualdo (1560-1613)

This edition of his motets includes all 19 that survive.  His motets tend to be performed less frequently than some of his extraordinary madrigals but are nevertheless extremely rich and passionate music.  They are less idiomatically vocal (fewer rapid passages) so transfer well to performance on viols, which can show the glorious harmonies to advantage.  Most fit comfortably within the range of recorders too.

     CG1 19 Sacred Motets à 5                  ATTTB  viols                                     Score & set of 5 parts £26.25
     (Scores £10, parts £3.25 each)        or TrTTTB recorders


Johannes Ghiselin (1491-1507)

Ghiselin (also known as Verbonnet) was a contemporary of Josquin and probably worked alongside him at times.  These motets are not as quirky as many of Josquin’s works but are very beautiful.  The motets generally include a cantus firmus line and the texture often reduces to 3 or 2 parts.  The three instrumental pieces based on La Spagna and Fors Seulement I & II are substantial works, very rewarding to play.

     JG1 5 Motets à 4                                  ATTT/B viols                                    Score & set of 4 parts £13.75
     (Scores £3.75, parts £2.50 each)     or TrTT/BB recorders

     JG2 3 Instrumental pieces à 4          AA/TTT/B viols                                         Score & set of 4 parts £4
     (Scores £2, parts £0.50 each)        or  TrTr/TT/BB recorders


Nicholas Gombert (c1495-c1560)

Gombert was highly regarded by his contemporaries, in particular he was recommended by Ganassi for playing on viol consort (he also recommended Willaert).  Gombert wrote many motets – these are just a sample showing his mastery of counterpoint.  The mass based on a popular 4 part Chanson Je suis desheritée by Caron is very attractive; a performing copy of the chanson is also included.  Note - this mass includes sections in 2 parts (parts of the Gloria and Sanctus) and in 3 parts (parts of the Gloria, Credo and the Benedictus) which can stand alone as pieces on their own;  the second Agnus is in 6 parts, but works as a 4 part piece with some of the missing phrases shared out in other parts. 

     NG1 5 Motets à 4                                TrTTB & TrTBB viols,                            Score & set of 4 parts £13
     (Scores £5, parts £2 each)              or  DTrTB & DTTB recorders

     NG2 Mass Je suis desheritée à 4      TrTTB viols or recorders                           Score & set of 4 parts £13
     (Scores £5, parts £2 each)


Heinrich Isaac (c.1450-1517)

Around 50 motets composed by Isaac, mainly in 4 parts, survive today. Many are substantial multi-part works
with intricate counterpoint, which make satisfying instrumental pieces. The first volume includes a haunting
dirge on the death of Lorenzo de’ Medici and two laments, and the fourth has a long setting of lamentations from
the book of Jeremiah. The second volume contains Marian motets and the third contains settings from the Song
of Songs. The  6 part volume includes the famous Virgo prudentissima as well as the equally glorious but lesser
known Angeli archangeli.

     HI1 3 Motets à 4                                    ATTB viols or recorders                      Score & set of 4 parts £7.50 
     (Scores £2.50, parts £1.25 each)
     1. Quis dabit capiti meo aquam?  2. Sustinuimus pacem  3. Quis dabit pacem populo timenti?
  
     HI2 3 Motets à 4                                    ATTB viols or recorders                       Score & set of 4 parts £15   
     (Scores £5, parts £2.50 each)
     1. Alma redemptoris  2. Ave ancilla trinitatis  3. O Maria mater Christi  4. Ave sanctissima Maria   

     HI3 3 Motets à 4                                    ATTB viols or recorders                        Score & set of 4 parts £11  
     (Scores £3, parts £2 each)
     1. Anima mea liquefacta est  2. Quae est ista  3. Tota pulchra es   

     HI4 2 Motets à 4                                    ATTB viols or recorders                       Score & set of 4 parts £11  
     (Scores £3, parts £2 each)
     1. Oratio Jeremiae prophetae  2. Argentum et aurum   

     HI5 2 Motets à 4                                    ATTB viols or recorders                       Score & set of 4 parts £11  
     (Scores £3, parts £2 each)
     1. Prophetarum maxime  2. Benedic, anima mea, Domino

     HI6 4 Motets à 6                                   AATTBB viols                                      Score & set of 4 parts £20 
     (Scores £5, parts £2.50 each)                 or AATTGbGb recorders
     1. Optime divino date munere pastor ovili  2. Angeli archangeli  3. Virgo prudentissima,    4.Christus surrexit



Josquin des Prez (c1450-1521)

This famous mass will be well known to singers.  Josquin’s vocal music does not always work in instrumental performance but this succeeds.  There are a number of sections in two and three parts which can stand alone. 
The Chanson is a masterpiece of writing for 3 equal parts – typical of the composer’s style and an exciting piece
to perform.  The motet is quite a contrast, being a contemplative but moving meditation on the passion of Christ.

     JP1 Mass Pange Lingua à 4                TrATB viols or DTTB recorders             Score & set of 4 parts £13
     (Scores £5, parts £2 each)

     JP2 Chanson La belle se siet à 3       3 tenor or bass viols                               Score & set of 3 parts £2
     (Scores £1.25, parts £0.25 each)      or 3 tenor recorders – also available in other clefs.
     
     JP3 O Domine Jesu à 4                          ATTB viols or recorders                       Score & set of 4 parts £7
     (Scores £2, parts £1.25 each)

This famous motet on Psalm 50(51)—the fourth penitential psalm—by Josquin is believed to have been inspired by the meditation of friar Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98) on that psalm, from prison, written in his final hours before he was due to be burnt at the stake.   It in turn appears to have inspired a number of motet settings of that mediation titled Infelix ego by composers including Willaert, Lassus and Rore (working for patrons of the court of d’Este), who quote the cantus firmus; these settings are also available from Particular Music.

     JP4 Motet: Miserere mei, Deus à 5    ATTTB viols                                Score & set of 5 parts £5.50  
     (Scores £3, parts £0.50 each)               or D/TrTTTB recorders 

These two motets by Josquin have been selected because Ludwig Senfl based a composition on 
each of them (see LS2 & LS3).  The cantus firmus of Stabat Mater is based on the tenor line of the
chanson
Comme femme descomfortée, surviving in a setting by Binchois (The Mellon Chansonnier).  Josquin’s Ave Maria is published by Bernard Thomas (in halved note values) and many people will
have a copy of this, this edition is published for those who do not have that publication.

    JP5 Stabat mater à 5                        Tr TTcfT B viols                                 Score & set of 5 parts £5.25
    (Scores £1.50, parts £0.75 each)         or D TTcfT B recorders

    JP6 Ave Maria à 4                             Tr TT B viols                                        Score & set of 4 parts £3 
    (Scores £1, parts £0.50 each)              or D TT B recorders

This 6 part motet was also included by Senfl in his manuscript Motetten 1530, alongside Stabat Mater.

     JP7 Pater noster/Ave Maria  à 6     A TTTT B viols                             Score & set of 6 parts £5.00   NEW
     (Scores £2, parts £0.50 each)          or Tr TTTT B recorders

Francesco Landini (c1335-1397)

Landini’s 3 part ballate can be performed on viols or recorders, with a mixture of viols and
recorders or with the top line sung – available at high or low pitch.  The ballate in volume one
have been chosen because for each piece the score fits a single opening, which makes it easier
to sight-read the sometimes complex rhythms; these scores are available at two pitches and in
string or wind/vocal clefs – please specify how many of each type of score when ordering.

     FL1 Vol 1: 17 Ballate à 3                Low: TTT viols or recorders                                     3 Scores £15
     (Additional scores £5)                      High: AAT & ATT viols or D/TrTrT & TrTT Recorders

Volume two comes with score and parts as normal and in this volume each part is underlayed with text; the volume is also available at two pitches.

      FL2 Vol. 2: 6 Ballate à 3          High: AAT & ATT viols or TrTrT & TrTT Recorders
      (Scores £2.50, parts £1)          Low: TTT viols or recorders                Score & set of 3 parts £5.50



Orlando Lassus (1534-1594)

Lassus wrote the Penitential Psalms in about 1559 for his employer, Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria.   Each
verse is set in a separate section, often with a reduced number of parts.  Lassus’ masterly word-setting
responds to every nuance of the text, so the translation is printed at the start of each section.   This edition
for instrumentalists is available at two pitches and in string or wind/vocal clefs – please specify how many
of each type of score when ordering.  The final sections of each psalm are in 6 parts, but a 5 part edited
version is included.
 
     OL1 Vol. 1: Penitential Psalms I-III à 5       High:  TrATTB viols or DTrTTB recorders   
     (Scores £10, parts £4)                                   Low:   ATTTB viols                  Score & set of 5 parts £30     

     OL2 Vol. 2: Penitential Psalms IV-VII à 5   High:  TrATTB viols or DTrTTB recorders   
     (Scores £10, parts £5)                                   Low:   ATTTB viols                  Score & set of 5 parts £35     
 
     OL3 Vol. 3: Laudate dominum à 5              High:  TrATTB viols or DTrTTB recorders   
     (Scores £2.50, parts £1.25)                           Low:   ATTTB viols                 Score & set of 5 parts £8.75   

The Nine Readings from the book of Job are equally rewarding and unlike the Penitential Psalms are in 4 parts throughout.  Again they are available at two pitches.

      OL4 Nine Readings from Job à 4             High:  TrATB viols or DTr/TTB recorders           
      (Scores £9, parts £4)                                   Low:   ATTB viols                    Score & set of 4 parts £25  

This motet is a setting of the meditation by friar Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98) on Psalm 50(51) from prison, written in his final hours before he was due to be burnt at the stake. Other settings of these words by Willaert (AW1), Rore (CR6/CR6d) and Byrd (WB12) are also available. 

 OL5 Motet: Infelix ego à 6                           TrATTBB viols                        Score and set of 6 parts £5 
(Scores £2, parts £0.50 each)                 or DTrTrTBB recorders

There are two settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah by Lassus.  The 5 part setting is more well known,
but the 4 part setting is perhaps more useful.  It is published here in two volumes, the first covering Maundy
Thursday and the second Good Friday and Saturday.

OL6 Lamentations (Vol I) à 4                     ATTB viols                            Score and set of 5 parts £10   NEW
(Scores £4, parts £1.50 each)                    or DTr/TTB* recorders

OL7 Lamentations (Vol II) à 4                   Tr, A/T TB viols                      Score and set of 5 parts £20   NEW
(Scores £8, parts £3 each)                    or DTr/TTB recorders

Nicholas Ludford (c1485-1557)

This mass is taken from the Arundel choirbook, a rare English survivor from the 16th century.  The style
contains frequent changes in the number of voices (not unlike Josquin) and it is rhythmically complex which
perhaps makes rather challenging for instrumental players – however the music is divine and well worth the effort.

     NL1 Mass Benedicta et venerabilis   à 6       TrATTBB viols                            Score & set of 6 parts £18
     (Scores £6, parts £2)                                    or DTrTTBB recorders
     also available without bar-lines


Luzzasco Luzzaschi (1544-1607)

Luzzaschi is not much heard now, but like many outstanding composers of madrigals he was based at the Este court in Ferrara.  He was apprenticed to Cipriano de Rore and was a generation ahead of  Marenzio and Monteverdi.  These two editions cover his 2nd book of firve part madrigals published in 1576.  One volume contains a selection of madrigals from his second book where the range fits a treble viol or descant recorder on the top line and a bass on the 5th line, the second where the top line fits an alto viol or treble recorder.

LL1 Nine madrigals à 5             TrATTB Viols or DTrTTB recorders                 Score & set of 5 parts £8.75  
(Scores £5, parts £0.75 each)

LL2 Fourteen madrigals à 5     ATTTB Viols or TrTr/TTTB recorders                    Score & set of 5 parts £12 
(Scores £7, parts £1 each)


Cipriano de Rore (1515-1565)

Rore’s motets are a delight and deserve to be better known.  He wrote a great many in a variety of styles and
these are an initial selection.  The notes are generally straightforward while the time changes provide structural
interest.  More will follow in due course.  The two madrigals and antiphon in 3 parts are the only surviving 3 part
vocal music apart from sections of his masses. 
The mass is based on the famous chanson Doulce Memoir. 

     CR1 10 Motets à 4 for low voices      TTTB & BBBB viols                             Score & set of 4 parts £18.75  
     (Scores £8.75, parts £2.50 each)          TrTTB recorders in various combinations

     CR2 6 Motets à 5                               ATTTB viols                                        Score & set of 5 parts £11.25
     (Scores £5, parts £1.25 each)              TrTTTB or TrTBBB recorders

     CR3 3 Motets à 7                                 various combinations ATB viols          Score & set of 7 parts £13.75
     (Scores £5, parts £1.25 each)               or TrTB recorders

     CR4 2 Madrigals & 1 Antiphon à 3     AAT viols or TrTrT recorders                  Score & set of 3 parts £5.75
     (Scores £2, parts £1.25 each)               or low pitch version for TTB viols or recorders

     CR5 Mass Doulce Memoire à 5           ATTTT viols or TrTTTB recorders          Score & set of 5 parts £15.75
     (Scores £5.75, parts £2 each)

These 6 part motets are particularly fine works.  One in particular, Infelix ego,  is a setting of the meditation by friar Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98) on Psalm 50(51) from prison, written in his final hours before he was due to be burnt at the stake;  it has a cantus firmus part based on Josquin’s Miserere, though not as sparse. This motet is also published on its own and other settings of these words by Willaert (AW1), Lassus (OL5) and Byrd (WB12) are also available. 

    CR6 4 Motets à 6                                 various combinations of viols                    Score & set of 6 parts £18  
    (Scores £6, parts £2 each)       various combinations of recorders

CR6d Motet: Infelix ego à 6                  ATcfTBB viols                                         Score & set of 6 parts £7 
(Scores £2.50, parts £0.75 each)            or DTrcfTrTBB recorders

Vincenzo Ruffo

This varied collection of instrumental trios has been transcribed, retaining the original sequence, pitches and note values.  The second and third parts generally fit a tenor and bass instruments in all the pieces, but the top part varies in range piece by piece, ideally requiring a change of instrument.  This publication keeps these original pitches, but the top part is supplied in various options:

1. Entirely in treble clef, resulting sometimes in many ledger lines, but allowing all the pieces to be         played on an alto instrument.
2. A mixture of treble and octave treble clefs for descant, treble and tenor recorders.
3. A mixture treble and alto clefs for treble, alto and tenor viols. 

To go with option 1 a top part supplement is available with the 8 low range pieces in the alto clef.

In one piece the bass part has a very wide range and so the bass part is available with that piece either in just the bass clef (with ledger lines) or with the upper range passages in the alto clef as is common for viol players.

For those who want to be able to play all the pieces with a treble instrument on the top line, there is a separate publication with the 8 low pitched pieces 5, 6, 7, 13, 15, 18, 19 and 21 transposed up a 5th to fit a treble viol or descant recorder on the top line.

    VR1 23 Capricci à 3                                Tr/A/T T B viols                             Score & Set of 3 parts £22   NEW
    (Score £7, parts £5 each)                      or D/Tr/T T B recorders

VR1a 8 Capricci à 3 (transposed)        Tr T T viols                                    Score & Set of 3 parts £4.75   NEW
(Score £2.50, parts £0.75 each)           or D T T recorders       

Ludwig Senfl (1486-c1542)

This cycle of 4 pieces based on Fortuna desperate show his mastery of the tenor lieder.  The tenor part plays
the same cantus firmus part in each setting while the other parts have music based on another text, making
four quite different pieces.  In this edition all the parts are underlayed;  the quintus part is high in the first two
pieces and low in the second two.

     LS1 Four pieces based on Fortuna desperata à 5                                     Score and set of 5 parts £8.75
     (Scores £2.50, parts £1.25 each)         ATTTB/AATTB viols or TrTTTB/TrTrTTB recorders         

These two stunning motets are both based on compositions by Josquin (see JP5 & JP6).  The ranges
of
Ave, rosa sine spinis lie outside the comfortable ranges of recorders, but wind clefs are available
on request. N.B both motets have a cantus firmus part.

    LS2 Ave, rosa sine spinis à 5                   Tr TTcfT B viols                        Score and set of 5 parts £5.25  
    (Scores £1.5, parts £0.75 each)

    LS3 Ave Maria à 6                                   TrTr TTcfT B viols                     Score and set of 6 parts £10.50 
    (Scores £3, parts £1.25 each)                or DD TTcfT B recorders

Another stunning motet with a challenging final section.

     LS4 Tota pulchar es à 5                           Tr TTT B viols                         Score and set of 5 parts £6.50   NEW
     (Scores £1.50, parts £1 each)                 or D Tr TT B recorders


Claudin de Sermisy (c.1490 -1562)

Claudin is perhaps less well known now; he was a singer and composer at various cathedrals in France and
at the royal court.  These 7 motets are simple but attractive pieces that work well on viols or recorders – in
particular 5 of them are suitable for two A tenor renaissance viols.

     CS1 7 Motets à 3                                 AAT/ATB/TTT viols or recorders     Score and set of 3 parts £11.25
     (Scores £3.75, parts £2.50 each)


Thomas Tomkins (1572-1650)

Tomkins is well known for his madrigals and instrumental pieces.  These seven penitential psalms in 3 parts
make a nice set, though they are less easy to bring off as purely instrumental pieces.  The ranges are a little problematic; the final piece would be better on two alto viols and a bass viol, but I have left it in the same clefs
as the rest as it is possible to play it on a treble and two tenors.  Recorder players will need to be flexible as
the outer part ranges fluctuate between Descant and Treble and between Tenor and Bass.

     TT1 Seven Penitential Psalms 3           TrTT viols (final piece AAB)             Score & set of 3 parts £8.50
     (Scores £2.50, parts £2 each)              or D/TrTT/B recorders


Pierre de la Rue (1452-1518)

De la Rue is known for his technical competence in contrapuntal writing, rhythmic complexity and
dissonance; however his settings of the lamentations are more straightforward than many of his works. 
This edition has just the first reading for Thursday, as other lessons have too many changes in number
of voices to be so suitable for consort playing.

     PR1 Lamentations Thursday I à 4               ATTB viols                                 Score & Set of 4 parts £4
     (Score £2, parts £0.50 each)                      or TrTTB recorders


Giaches de Wert (c1535-1596)

Giaches de Wert (1535-1596) spent most of his life in Mantua working for the Gonzaga family.  He was
closely associated with the musical life at the court of the D’Este family in Ferrara where many of the
foremost madrigal composers of the century worked or visited.  His early work is clearly influenced by
Cipriano de Rore, and his later work shows he was at the forefront of the madrigalist movement in Italy.

De Wert published 12 sets of madrigals in 5 or more parts and one set in 4 parts.  The first two editions
contain selections from his 4 part publications – early works but very accomplished  the second edition
being for lower instruments in the first two voices.  The third edition includes all the 5 part madrigals from
his 9th book; mature works that demonstrate his genius (*the line goes slightly below the range of the
recorders in a few places).  The final two cover the 6 part madrigals in books 5, 7 and 9.

    GW1 5 Madrigals à 4                      Tr A T B viols                                       Score & Set of 4 parts £8  
    (Scores £3, parts £1.25 each)         or D Tr T B recorders

    GW2 8 Madrigals à 4                       A T T B viols                                     Score & Set of 4 parts £14  
    (Scores £4, parts £2.50 each)         or Tr T T B recorders

    GW3 10 Madrigals (book 9) à 5     A A/T T T B viols                                  Score & Set of 5 parts £27  
    (Scores £7, parts £4 each)               or Tr Tr/T T T* B* recorders

    GW4 4 Madrigals (book 9) à 6             Tr Tr Tr/A T T B viols                      Score & Set of 5 parts £13   NEW
    (Scores £4, parts £1.50 each)               D/Tr D/Tr T T* T B recorders
    1. Un bacio solo   2. Ha ninfe adorn’ e belle   3. Quel rossignol   4. Mesola, il Po da lato

    GW5 3 Madrigals (books 5 & 7) à 6   Tr Tr Tr/A T T B viols                       Score & Set of 5 parts £13   NEW
    (Scores £4, parts £1.50 each)               D/Tr D/Tr T T* T B recorders
    1. Le strane voci   2. Queste non son più lagrime   3. Gratie ch’a pochi il ciel

Robert White (c1538-1574)

Viol players may be familiar with his fantasias,  however these Lamentations are in a different class –
music for that desert island list.  The motet Libera me, with a cantus firmus tenor and two trio sections,
is less intense but still sublime.  His motet Miserere contains more homophonic sections so perhaps works
less well on instruments, but is a substantial work.

     RW1 Lamentations à 5                      ATTTB viols or DTTTB recorders           Score & set of 5 parts £10
     (Score £3.75, parts £1.25 each)

     RW2 Libera me à 4                           ATTB viols or TrTTB recorders             Score & set of 4 parts £3.25
     (Score £1.25, parts £0.50 each)

     RW3 Miserere à 5                              ATTTB viols or TrTTTB recorders         Score & set of 5 parts £5.75
     (Score £3.25, parts £0.50 each)


John Wilbye (1574-1638)

There is only one surviving motet by Wilbye, and that only in manuscript, so unlike his popular madrigals
it tends to get missed.  It is an engaging piece.

     JW1 Motet  Homo natus de muliere  à 6                                                        Score & set of 6 parts £2
     (Score £0.50, 6 parts £1.50)            TrTrATTB viols or DDTrTTB recorders


Adrian Willaert (1490-1562)

This motet Infelix ego was a setting of the meditation by friar Girolamo Savonarola (1452-98) on Psalm 50(51) from prison, written in his final hours before he was due to be burnt at the stake.  It quotes the cantus firmus part from Josquin’s motet Misere and was followed by many others including Lassus, Rore and Byrd, whose settings are also available (OL5, CR6/CR6d, WB12).

 AW1 Motet: Infelix ego à 6                   TrTrcfATTB viols                               Score and set of 6 parts £5
(Scores £2, parts £0.50 each)                 or DTrcfTrTTB recorders



Daniel Pegler (1799-1869)

This is the only surviving piece for piano composed by one of my ancestors, a professional musician and teacher.   
I would not claim it is great music but I hope a new generation will find it entertaining.

DP1 Introduction & Waltz Rondo for Piano Forte - £2

 

David Pennant (1951- )

David is a long time friend and works as a piano teacher in Woking with over 50 pupils. 

The composer's website has further information. www.pennantpublishing.co.uk

Piano music:

Confessions of a Piano Teacher. 19 short pieces (Tombola, Melody, Spanish Waltzer, Fishing for Ducks, Gondola Ride, Shooting Gallery, The Little Train, Pirate Ship, Helter Skelter, Hot Dog Vendor, Log Flume, Carousel, Runaway Train, Wall of Death, Horse Racing, Whirling Teacups, Elise by Starlight, Circus Animals (duet), Candy Floss to Take Home). Standard Grade eight. 2012.

    DFP1 Fair Ground Suite for Piano - £5.50

The Book of Daniel. 10 pieces telling the story of the Bible Book. Standard Grade eight. 2013.

    DFP2 The Book of Daniel - £3.50

Wildlife in the Psalms. 22 short pieces (Pelican in the Wilderness, Babes and Sucklings, The Eagle, Fish in the Sea, Horse and Mule, Coneys, Lion and Cobra, The Swallow at the Altar, Sheep, Lambs, Dogs Howling round the City, Cattle and Young Ravens, The Deer, Bees, Monsters of the Deep, The Wild Ox Tossing His Horn, Bird on the Roof, Bulls of Bashan, Frogs Flies and Lice, The Leviathan's Frolic, Desert Owl among the Ruins, Beasts of the Field and Birds of the Air). Standard Grade eight. 2015.

    DFP4 Wildlife in the Psalms - £6


Thirty short pieces for pianists in their early years. Much easier than his other offerings!

    DFP5 Easy Peasy Pieces for Piano (With some harder ones) - £5


Choral Music:

The Resurrection for SATB, Soprano Tenor Bass and Bass soloists and organ. A 35 minute sequel to Stainer's Crucifixion (the composer's great-grandfather). 2015.

    DFP3 The Resurrection - £5


Key:

Viol size designation A has a range suitable for Alto or A tenor renaissance viol and most tenor lines can be played comfortably on bass viols reading from the alto clef. 

* added to the instrument name indicates that the part sometimes goes a little outside the range of the instrument. 

cf added to the instrument name indicates that the part is solely a Cantus Firmus part. 

To order:

To order contact Stephen Pegler: stephen@stephenpegler.co.uk .
Number Three, Rectory Lane, Pulborough RH20 2AB  +44 (0)1798 874193

N.B. Score in singer clefs; please specify if the alto and tenor parts should be suitable for viols (C3) or singers or recorders (G2 or G28).

Postage & packing 10% in UK, overseas at cost, minimum £2.00. 

Payment in advance by UK cheque payable to S.H. Pegler or PayM (07545 568559) or bank transfer or PayPal (stephen.pegler@gmail.com I will send a PayPal invoice on request).