The Hymnes and Songs of the Church (George Wither)

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General Information

Publication date and place: 1623 London: George Wither.

Composer: Orlando Gibbons

Facsimile: Edition #316701 on IMSLP

Description: In all, 90 songs appear in this book: 44 in Part I, and 46 in Part II. But there is music for only 17 of them.

The 17 'Songs'

Part I

Part II

Gibbons wrote a bass line to the tune, though it seems a full harmony is intended, perhaps filled out by the organ. A number of CPDL editions have editorial alto & tenor parts added.

Works at CPDL

No. Title Composer Arranger Lyricist Meter Subgenre Voices Year
1 Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round (Song 1) Orlando Gibbons John Chadwick 10 10. 10 10. 10 10 Hymns SATB 1623
3 Nunc dimittis (Song 3) Orlando Gibbons Ross Jallo George Wither Evening Canticles SATB 1623
4 Lord, with what zeal Orlando Gibbons Ross Jallo George Wither Hymns SATB 1623
5 Thy beauty, Israel, is gone (Song 5) Orlando Gibbons George Wither 88. 88 (L.M.) Hymns SB,unison 1623
9 When Christ was risen from the dead Orlando Gibbons Basil Harwood George Wither Hymns SATB 1623
13 Jesu, grant me this I pray Orlando Gibbons Hymns SATB 1623
13 Jesu benignissime Orlando Gibbons Hymns SATB 1623
13a Oh thou Lord, thou God of might Orlando Gibbons Ross Jallo George Wither Hymns SATB 1623
14 Arise thou North-winde (Song 14) Orlando Gibbons George Wither 88. 888. 88 Hymns unison,SB 1623
18 Who's this, that leaning on her friend (Song 18) Orlando Gibbons George Wither 886. 886 Hymns unison,SB 1623
20 Lord, I will sing to Thee (Song 20) Orlando Gibbons George Wither 66. 86 (S.M.) Hymns unison,SB 1623
22 Love of the Father, love of God the Son Orlando Gibbons Robert Bridges 10 10. 10 10 Hymns SATB 1623
22 O Lord of Hosts, and God of Israel (Song 22) Orlando Gibbons George Wither 10 10. 10 10 Hymns unison,SB 1623
24b From Virgin's womb Orlando Gibbons Francis Kindlemarsh Carols SATB 1623
31b Ye that do your Master's will Orlando Gibbons Charles Wesley Motets SATB 1623
34 Thus Angels sung (Song 34) Orlando Gibbons George Wither 88. 88 (L.M.) Carols SATB 1623
41 Oh all you Creatures of the Lord (Song 41) Orlando Gibbons George Wither 88. 88. 88 Hymns unison,SB 1623
44 Come Holy Ghost Orlando Gibbons George Wither Motets SATB 1623
46 As on the night (Song 47) Orlando Gibbons George Wither Motets

Carols
Anthems

SATB 1623
47 Drop, drop, slow tears a 4 Orlando Gibbons Phineas Fletcher Hymns SATB 1623
67 When one among the Twelve there was (Song 67) Orlando Gibbons George Wither 86. 86 (C.M.) Hymns unison,SB 1623