Robert White

16th cent. English composer. Born 1538. Died November 1574
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Robert White

Robert White Biography (Wikipedia)

Robert White (also Whyte; c. 1538 – 1574) probably born in Holborn, a district of London, was a Catholic English composer whose liturgical music to Latin texts is considered particularly fine. His surviving works include a setting of verses from Lamentations, and instrumental music for viols.

Thomas Morley, in his A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke (1597) extols him as one of the greatest English composers, equal to Orlando di Lasso. He notes White's bold harmonies, and includes him in a list of seven eminent Tudor composers that includes "Fayrfax, Taverner, Sheppard, Whyte, Parsons and Mr Byrd." Some MS partbooks now at Christ Church, Oxford dated about 1581 contain the tribute "Maxima musarum nostrarum gloria White' Tu peris, actemum sed tua musa manet" ("Thou, O White, greatest glory of our muses, dost perish, but thy muse endureth for ever").

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Christe qui lux es et dies
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Christe qui lux es et dies
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Ad te levavi oculos meos
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Ad te levavi oculos meos
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Exaudiat Te
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Exaudiat Te
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Fantasia à 4 No 2
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Fantasia à 4 No 2
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Regina Caeli
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Exaudiat te Dominus (Be in the Audience)
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Exaudiat te Dominus (Be in the Audience)
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Domine, quis habitabit III (Be in the Audience)
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Domine, quis habitabit III (Be in the Audience)
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Christe qui lux es et dies IV
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Christe qui lux es et dies IV
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Portio mea
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Portio mea
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Portio Mea
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Portio Mea
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Christe qui lux es et dies
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Christe qui lux es et dies
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Lamentations for 6 voices
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Lamentations for 6 voices
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Christe qui lux ca III
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Christe qui lux ca III
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Christe qui lux es et dies (I)
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