Songs of sundrie natures (William Byrd)

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General Information

Publication date and place: 1589

Composer: William Byrd

List of works

Numbers in brackets refer to the 3rd edition of 1610.

For 3 voices

For 4 voices

For 5 voices

For 6 voices

Works at CPDL

Title Year No. Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
An earthly tree a heavenly fruit - Cast off all doubtful care 1589 25 & 40 Sacred Sacred songs 4 SATB
And think ye Nymphs to scorn at love - Love is a fit of pleasure 1589 42 & 43 Secular Partsongs
Attend mine humble prayer 1589 7 Sacred Sacred songs 3 SAT
Behold how good a thing - And as the pleasant morning dew 1589 38–39 (40–41 in 1610 edition) Sacred Anthems 6 SATTBB
Christ rising again - Christ is risen again 1589 46–47 Sacred Anthems 6 AATTBB
Compel the hawk to sit 1589 28 Secular Partsongs 5 ATTBB
From Citheron the warlike boy is fled - There careless thoughts are freed - If Love be just 1589 19-21 Secular Madrigals 4 SATT
From Virgin's womb - Rejoice rejoice 1589 24 & 35 Sacred Carols 4 SSAA
From depth of sin 1589 6 Sacred Sacred songs 3 ATT
I thought that Love had been a boy 1589 32 Secular Partsongs 5 SAATB
If in thine heart 1589 44 Secular Partsongs 6 AATTTB
Is Love a boy? - Boy pity me 1589 15-16 Secular Partsongs 4 SATB
Lord hear my prayer instantly 1589 5 Sacred Sacred songs 3 STT
Lord in thy rage 1589 1 Sacred Partsongs 3 ATT
Lord in thy wrath correct me not 1589 3 Sacred Sacred songs 3 ATT
O God which art most merciful 1589 4 Sacred Sacred songs 3 STT
O Lord my God 1589 22 (23 in 1610 edition) Sacred Partsongs 4 ATTB
O dear life 1589 33 Secular Partsongs 5 ATTBB
Of gold all burnished - Her breath is more sweet 1589 36-37 Secular Partsongs 5 SATTB
Penelope that longed for the sight 1589 27 Secular Partsongs 5 SATTB
Right blest are they 1589 2 Sacred Partsongs 3 ATT
See those sweet eyes - Love would discharge 1589 29 & 34 Secular Partsongs 5 SATTB
Susanna fair (1589) 1589 8 Secular Partsongs 3 SAT
The greedy Hawk 1589 14 Secular Partsongs 3 SAT
The nightingale 1589 9 Secular Partsongs 3 SAT
Unto the hills mine eyes I lift 1589 45 Sacred Anthems 6 AATTBB
Upon a Summer's day - Then for a boat 1589 12-13 Secular Partsongs 3 SAT
Weeping full sore 1589 26 Secular Partsongs 5 SATTB
When I was otherwise 1589 30 Secular Partsongs 5 SATTB
When first by force 1589 31 (32 in 1610 edition) Secular Partsongs 5 SATTB
When younglings first - But when by proof 1589 10–11 Secular Partsongs 3 STT
While that the Sun 1589 23 Secular Partsongs 4 SATT
Who made thee, Hob, forsake the Plough 1589 41 Secular Consort songs 2 AA
Wounded I am - Yet of us twain 1589 17–18 Secular Partsongs 4 SATB