AS VESTA WAS DESCENDING

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  • AS VESTA WAS DESCENDING
    • THOMAS WEELKES
      • then 'three by three' is sung by 3 voices- S2, T1 and B. then S1,  A and T2
        • attended on by all is sung by all 6 voices homophonically''
          • all alone is sung by a solitary soprano
            • As Vesta is THROUGH COMPOSED
    • 6 voices
    • SSATTB
      • ASCENDING -set to running ascending quavers
        • DESCENDING set to descending running quavers
          • first 'two by two' is sung by 2 voices -S2 and A
          • Weelkes uses AUGMENTATION in the final section. 'Long live fair Oriana' is drawn out in longer note values in the bass part over 17 bars.
          • He uses imitation for the text 'with mirthful tunes her presence entertain.'
    • Included in The Triumphes of Oriana

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