World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


A Sad Paven for These Distracted Tymes
Score Sheet Music Book
By Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Be the first! Write a Review

String Quartet (Score)
Score. Composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-). Music Sales America. Classical, Contemporary. Softcover. Composed 2006. 16 pages. Chester Music #CH68508. Published by Chester Music (HL.14037561).

Item Number: HL.14037561

This work was inspired by a keyboard piece of the same name, A Sad Paven for these Distracted Tymes by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656). Tomkins had a long association with Worcester Cathedral, where he was organist - appointed magister choristarum in 1596 - and lived within the precincts until shortly before his death. At the same time, he was organist of the Chapel Royal. When the city of Worcester surrendered to Cromwell's parliamentary forces in 1646, Tomkins had to watch the hasty dismantling of his cathedral organ and the abolition of all choral services. These were the 'distracted tymes' of the 'sad paven' which he wrote in enforced retirement at Worcester. Score. Parts also available (14041957).

See Similar Sheet Music and Digital Downloads

Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.