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Cornelis Thymanszoon Padbrué

for one (two) melody instrument(s) and bass

edited by Rudolf Rasch

DP 18

one (two) soprano (descant) recorder(s), violin(s), cornetto(s), etc. and a bass instrument (violoncello, bass viol, bassoon, etc.) with optional keyboard (harpsichord, organ) or even lute or theorbo

The Dutch composer Cornelis Thymanszoon Padbrué (ca. 1592–1670) wrote mostly music for vocal ensembles: motets and madrigals, many of them on Dutch texts. His only known instrumental works are two Pavane-Gaillarde pairs composed as incidental music for weddings that took place in Haarlem (where Padbrué was employed as a city musician), on 23 April 1641 and 4 February 1642, respectively. These polyphonic dances, pavana-gaillarde pairs scored for one, resp. two high instrumental parts and an (unfigured) bass, clearly show Padbrué’s ability as a composer of instrumental music. The upper voices can be played on the violin, recorder, cornetto (Zink), etc., the bass on cello, bass viol, bassoon, or, with the provided realization, on a keyboard instrument of the time.

ISBN n/a (paper)
1 score (12 pp.) + 1 part (treble/bass 8 pp.)
21 x 30 cm
€10.50 or US$10.50


Introduction by Rudolf Rasch 3
Synphonia in nuptias Joannis Everswyn et Luciae Buys (Nono Calendas May MDCXLI, Harlemi Batavorum)  
  Pavana 4
  Gaillarde 6
Synphonia in nuptias Mathaei Steyn et Mariae van Napels (Februarii IV Anno MDCXLII, Harlemi Batavorum)  
  Prima pars [= Pavana] 7
  Secunda pars [= Gaillarde] 10