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Peerson, Martin: Complete Works 4: Mottects or Grave Chamber Musique (1630) (Richard Rastall): AB06. Score in two volumes.

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Peerson, Martin: Complete Works 4: Mottects or Grave Chamber Musique (1630) (Richard Rastall): AB06. Score in two volumes.
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Published in 1630, this is the earliest song-book by any composer setting the work of one named poet: Fulke Greville, first Lord Brooke (1554ÔÇô1628), a favourite of Queen Elizabeth and King James I. The first twenty-one songs, in five parts, set verses f
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Published in 1630, PeersonÔÇÖs Mottects or Grave Chamber Musique is the earliest song-book by any composer setting the work of one named poet. The poet is Fulke Greville, first Lord Brooke (1554ÔÇô1628), a favourite of Queen Elizabeth and King James I, admired as a well-bred courtier and a reliable and judicious servant of the state. The first twenty-one songs, in five parts, set verses from his Caelica sonnets, a large collection which he worked on for much of his life. The last four, in five and six parts, are two settings of a lament by an unidentified poet (perhaps Peerson himself?) on BrookeÔÇÖs own death. PeersonÔÇÖs music is quite varied: some of the settings are madrigalian in styleÔÇöand prone to harmonic surprisesÔÇöwhile others resemble his sacred verse songs. The title-page describes the songs as ÔÇÿall fit for Voyces and VialsÔÇÖ, and Peerson also supplied an organ continuo part including his own version of figured bass (reproduced in the edition). Score xx + 168 pages in two parts only available together, ISMN 979-0-57039-154-7. Instrumental parts are also available.
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Catalogue No. 9790570391547
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