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As Vesta Was Descending for Recorder Sextet

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By Thomas Weelkes

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Recorder Sextet (SSATTB) - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623). Arranged by James Grush. Renaissance. Score, Set of Parts. 22 pages. Published by JGJG Sheet Music LLC (S0.306391).

Item Number: S0.306391

“As Vesta was from Latmos Hill Descending” is a six-part madrigal by Thomas Weelkes (c. 1575 – 1623), one of England’s finest composers.   Adapted for SSATTB recorders from a facsimile of Madrigals: The Triumphs of Oriana (1601) which honors Queen Elizabeth I. The goddess Vesta descends a hill and spots the maiden Queen ascending; Vesta’s entourage leaves her to entertain the Queen and sing her praises.

Score and individual parts, plus notes with lyrics. A great example of word painting, this madrigal is enjoyable to play and is appreciated by audiences. Good for ensembles, recorder orchestras, workshops, and recorder society meetings.

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