Manuscript. Principally a copy of Palestrina's Motettorum quinque vocibus, liber quintus, copied in score by William Husbands (ff. 2v-27v, 36v-62r); the remaining contents were copied by Henry Aldrich, also in score. English, late 17th century. The Palestrina motets presumably derive from the printed copy now bound as Mus. 887-92(8).
Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.
Upright format, 357 x 240 mm. 66 folios; collation unclear on account of the tightness of the binding. Foliation is modern. 'Aldrich binding' Type 1+. Index of contents on the front flyleaf by Malchair, with pencil annotations largely by Havergal. Bookplate 1. 19th-century shelfmark: H.1.10.
Provenance: from the Aldrich bequest. The earliest catalogue entry is by Hind in Archives 1717, where it is listed at position H61 as 'Vanne mesto sospir nuntio d'amore. &c. M.S. Folio'; the shelfmark 'H.61' is written on the front flyleaf in Hind's handwriting.
Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 46.
Bibliography:Robert Shay (ed.), Henry Aldrich: Selected Anthems and Motet Recompositions, Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, 85 (Madison, 1998).
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