The Wanley Manuscripts, Part 1

Series: Renaissance  Publisher: A-R Editions
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The Wanley Manuscripts, Part 1
Book I

Edited by James Wrightson

R099 The Wanley Manuscripts, Part 1
978-0-89579-355-3 Full Score (1995) 8.5x11, lii + 179 pp.
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This large collection of four- and five-part English sacred music (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MSS Mus. Sch. e. 420–22) was probably compiled for use by an accomplished London parish choir during the earliest years of the reformed vernacular liturgy, ca. 1548–52. Although the set lacks a tenor partbook, Wanley is easily the most valuable of the few sources surviving from this momentous period. Its contents exemplify a wide range of musical styles and forms, from English arrangements of florid Latin masses to simple chordal "antems," including pieces by Tallis, Tye, and Shepard. The edition includes a complete transcription of the manuscript's contents with missing voice parts editorially reconstructed.
1. Kyrie
2. Communion [Service 1] (Kyrie; Gloria; Credo; Sanctus; Agnus Dei), John Heath
3. Magnificat
4. Nunc Dimittis
5. Domine Secundum Actum
6. Magnificat
7. Nunc Dimittis, Christopher Tye
8. Antem: "I Give You a New Commandment," John Sheppard
9. Antem: "O Praise the Lord"
10. Postcommunion [Sentence]: "Happy Are Those Servants"
11. Antem: "In No Kind of Creature"
12. Communion [Service 2] (Gloria; Credo; Sanctus; Agnus Dei)
13. Offertory [Sentence]: "Charge Them Which Are Rich"
14. Postcommunion [Sentence]: "The Night Is Passed"
15. At the Burial [Burial Sentences]
16. Antem: "Make Ye Melody"
17. Antem: "I Am the True Vine"
18. Antem: "Submit Yourselves," John Sheppard
19. Antem: "Happy Is the People"
20. Christus resurgens
21. Antem: "O Most Merciful"
22. Antem: "Lord Jesu Christ, Son of the Living God"
23. Benedictus
24. Antem: "This is My Commandment"
25. Wedding [Psalm]: "Blessed Art Thou That Fearest God"
26. Usquequo Domine
27. Deus in adiutorium
28. Antem: "Hear the Voice and Prayer," Thomas Tallis
29. Antem: "Praise We the Father," Robert Okeland
30. Te Deum
31. Postcommunion [Sentence]: "I Am the Voice of a Crier"
Daniel Page, Notes, December 1996