The second Booke of Ayres (Selection) (Thomas Campion)
- Disposition: three part choir (SAB) and lute
- Composer: Thomas Campion
- First Publication: circa 1613
- Text: Thomas Campion
- License: Creative Commons Attribution
Campion's second book of lute songs was published together with his first book. The print is undated, but according to the Brockhaus-Riemann-Musiklexikon it appeared around 1613. The first book contains twenty "divine and morall songs" in four and three parts; the second book contains twenty secular three part songs. All songs have a lute part for renaissance lute in G that can optionally replace the lower vocal parts.
The present edition of selected two songs is based on a facsimile reprint of the historic print. A peculiarity of the original print is that all parts are printed together on the same page in different orientations. Thus the print can be laid flat on a table with each singer sitting at one side.
Other editions of the same pieces
A complete facsimile of both "The First and Second Book of Ayres" by Thomas Campion is available from Broude Brothers, New York.