Dance Music from Baroque London

I have just finished updating the below entry from the Trombone History Timeline (17th century—first half). This is fairly well-known music to modern brass quintet players; modern arrangements generally give the 2 cornet parts to trumpets, the alto sackbut part to horn, the tenor sackbut part to trombone, and the bass sackbut part to tuba or bass trombone.

1621—London, England: John Adson, a London wait, composes Courtly Masquing Ayres composed to 5 and 6 Parts for Violins, Consorts, and Cornets. Three of the 5-part works (airs 19, 20, and 21) are specifically scored for “Cornets and Sagbuts” (Collver 40; Boyd 163; Whitwell, Catalog Baroque 12). See altus part from air 19 below (public domain).Adson

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