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Title:  Four Song Settings
Scored for:  Mezzo SopVoice & Viols (Trb., Tn. & B.)
Available from: prbmusic.com
Catalog: PRB Productions, Contemporary Vocal Series No. 7
Level: High Intermediate    
Description: These all use famous melodies presented in the tradition song fashion, but with constantly shifting accompaniments for the viols.

  1. Go Crystal Tears (melody by John Dowland) (c. 4′, 40″)
  2. Rest Sweet Nimphs (melody by Francis Plkington) (c. 4′, 20″)
  3. Coventry Carol Fantasia (melody by Robert Croo) (c. 3′, 49″)
  4. Go Down Moses (Spiritual melody) (c. 2′, 25″)

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Title:  
Song for the Beloved (c. 10′, 45″)
Scored for:  Mezzo SopVoice & Viols (Trb., Tn.1 & 2 and B.) – Parts available.
Inquire at: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0018
Level: High Intermediate to advanced
Description: This is a setting of selected portions of the “Song of Songs.”  The text is adapted from the Masoretic translation.

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Title:  
Three Sad Songs
Scored for:  Mezzo SopVoice & Viols (Trb., Tn. & B.)
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWPOO40
Level: High Intermediate    
Description: These all use famous melodies presented in the tradition song fashion, but with constantly shifting accompaniments for the viols.

  1. The Blacksmith (c. 3′, 25″)
  2. The Turtle Dove (c. 3′, 25″)
  3. The Water is Wide (c. 4′, 40″)

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Title:  Three Christmas Duets
Scored for:  Treble Voice and Bass Viol
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWPOO50
Level: High Intermediate
Description: These three duets provide a flowing bass viol accompaniment to these traditional Christmas tunes.

  1. The Lully, Thou Tiny Little Child  (c. 2′, 40″)
  2. ThImmortal Babe (c. 2′, 50″)
  3. The A Virgin Most Pure (c. 3′, 40″)
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Title:  Three Settings of Poems by Thomas Campions
Scored for:  Treble Voice and (Trb.V.), Tn.V.1, Tn.V.2 & B.V.
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWPOO84
Level: Advanced
Description: These three settings use poems (or song lyrics) by the Renaissance English Composer Thomas Campion.  They are set for voice in alto range and three viols.  

1. If I Urge My Kinde Desires (3’, 10”)

                        2. Thrice Tosse These Oaken Ashes (3’, 40”)

                        3. O What Unhop’d for Sweet Supply (2’, 35”)

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Title:  A Birthday Ode for St. Cecilia
Scored for:  Voice, and viols (Trb.V.1, Trb. V.2 or Tn. V.1 & B.V.)
Inquire at: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0088
Level: High Intermediate
Description: This is a Choral with Consort Song written upon the lyrics of Suzanne Ferguson.

1. Choral (45”)

                        2. A Birthday Ode for St. Cecilia (4’, 50”)

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Title:  If My Complaints (c. 4′, 45″)
Scored for:  Voice and Viols (Trb.V., Tn.V. & B.V.)
Inquire at: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0018
Level: High Intermediate to advanced
Description: This song with instrumental accompaniment is based on the lyrics found in John Dowland’s Lute Song of the same title.  All of the music is new.

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Title:  The Bad Boys’ Song (c. 5′, 50″)
Scored for:  Voice & Viols a4 (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2. & B.)
Inquire at: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0091
Level: Intermediate
Description: Years ago, a group of VdGSA consort participants were making too much noise at the lunch table and one of the other conclave participants wandered by and asked, “What are you Bad Boys up to.”  They became sort of an institution at Conclaves, and this is their theme song, with lyrics by Paul Burrow.  

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