Robert Parsons (c.1535-1572)

 

Much of Parsons’s fame today rests on his stunningly beautiful setting of Ave Maria, whilst the rest of his output has suffered. Together with composers such as William Mundy and Robert White, he cultivated the genre of the Elizabethan Psalm motet and also wrote music in English for the new Anglican Church. He met his death tragically early by drowning in the River Trent in 1572 and was replaced as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal by William Byrd.

Ave Maria –
ATTBarB or SAATB

£5.50 per 10 copies

Peccantem me quotidie –
ATTBarB or SAATB

£5.50 per 10 copies

O bone Jesu –
AATBarB(B)
or SSATB(B)

£11.00 per 10 copies

Retribue servo tuo –
AAT(T)BarB(B)
or SSA(A)TB(B)

£5.50 per 10 copies