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us: Ayres


  • Here are entered English lute-songs of the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
  • This heading is not qualified by medium of performance. For ayres for a specific medium, an additional heading is assigned for the medium of performance, e.g. [Songs (High voice) with lute.]
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  • Variants

    • us: Airs (Lute-songs)
    • us: Lute-ayres
    • us: Lute-songs
  • Variants

    • us: Airs (Lute-songs)
    • us: Lute-ayres
    • us: Lute-songs
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 97019868: Fischlin, D. In small proportions : a poetics of the English ayre, 1596-1622.
    • found: New Harvard dict. of music, 1986 (Ayre, (1) The English lute-accompanied song of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Such pieces were often published with an optional bass viol part or with three additional vocal parts.)
    • found: Final rpt. of the Working Grp. on Types of Compositions, 2nd ed., 1996: p. 2 (Ayre/Ayres: Type (English))
    • found: New Grove: under Air (ayre; lute ayre; As well as the parts for solo voice and lute ... composers generally provided an optional part for bass viol, and often extra vocal parts as well, for alto, tenor, and bass. Thus the ayres could be performed as solo songs with instrumental accompaniment, or as partsongs for several voices; or if desired, the extra vocal parts could be performed on instruments.)
    • found: LC database, May 15, 1997 (lute-songs; airs)
    • found: Web. 3 (ayre: archaic var. of AIR)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered English lute-songs of the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
    • This heading is not qualified by medium of performance. For ayres for a specific medium, an additional heading is assigned for the medium of performance, e.g. [Songs (High voice) with lute.]
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    • 2001-10-12: new
    • 2002-08-05: revised
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