“Angels and Men’ assisted by this Art, May Sing together, though they Dwell apart” – early English prints of court ayres and sacred songs from the second half of the seventeenth century kept in the Jagiellonian Library Cover Image

„Angels and Men’ assisted by this Art, May Sing together, though they Dwell apart”-Angielskie antologie świeckiej i religijnej muzyki wokalnej z drugiej połowy XVII wieku w kolekcji Biblioteki Jagiellońskiej
“Angels and Men’ assisted by this Art, May Sing together, though they Dwell apart” – early English prints of court ayres and sacred songs from the second half of the seventeenth century kept in the Jagiellonian Library

Author(s): Róża Zuzanna Różańska
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Museology & Heritage Studies, Music, General Reference Works, Library and Information Science, Archiving, Cataloguing, Social history, Modern Age, 17th Century, Source Material, Sociology of Art
Published by: Koło Naukowe Studentów Muzykologii UJ
Keywords: John Playford; Henry Playford; ayre

Summary/Abstract: The article describes the group of seventeen early English prints from the second half of the 17th century. The prints are part of the collection of the former Preußische Staatsbibliothek in Berlin kept in The Jagiellonian University and contain ayres and religious songs. Fourteen of them were published by John and Henry Playford. The first part of the paper shows the biographies of the publishers and brings the state of research on their work. The second part includes the detailed description of the seventeen of early English prints. The final part presents the content of the prints and biographies of its most important composers.

  • Issue Year: 29/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 120-138
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish