Richard Allison: Come Holy Ghost

Come holy Ghost eternal God,
Proceeding from above:
Both from the Father and the Son,
The God of peace and love.

Visit our minds and into us,
Thy heavenly grace inspire:
That in all truth and godliness,
We may have true desire.


Jöjj, Szentlélek, túlcsorduló
Egy örök istenség,
Atya s Fiú közt áradó
Szeretet, békesség!

Jöjj, látogasd meg lelkeink,
Hadd gyúljon égi láng,
S víg kedvvel járjunk jó utat,
Mely végén vár hazánk!


Hungarian translation by Gábor Domján


copy built by Tihamer Romanek in 1999. The original instrument: Wendelin Tieffenbrucker (1551-1611, Padua), Brussels (M.I. No 1563).

ARCHILIUTO (olasz) – ARCHLUTE (angol)

ARCHILIUTO (olasz) – ARCHLUTE (angol)



Richard Allison (~1560/70 – died before 1610) was a gentleman as he calls himself ”Gent. Practitioner in the Art of Musicke ” on the first page of his work published in 1599 ”The Psalms of David in Meter”.

Supposedly it is his coat of arms on the back cover and there is also a poem by John Dowland praising the author and his pieces.

dícsérő verses ajánlás - John Dowland

Richard Allison nemesi-címere

As it is seen in the photo above, the music was set in print that way so that the psalms could be sung in four parts the singers sitting around the table accompanying themselves with lute or cittern.