In women is rest (John Taverner)

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Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2023-01-23).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 141 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the only surviving source, John Baldwin's so-called 'Commonplace Book'. Original pitch and note values reatined.

General Information

Title: In women is rest
Composer: John Taverner
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: AT
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: A setting of a poem that can be given opposing interpretations, depending on how it is punctuated. Taverner's music is non-commital.

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