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Mus. 10

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.

1 Giovanni Battista Crivelli Vanne mesto sospir nuntio d'amore (inc.) f. 1r
2 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Laetus hyperboream (part 1) ff. 2v-4v
3 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina O Patruo pariterque Nepote (part 2) ff. 5r-7r
4 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Paucitas dierum meorum finietur ff. 7r-8v
5 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Manus tuae Domine fecerunt me ff. 8v-10r
6 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Tempus est ut revertar ad eum ff. 10r-12r
7 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Nisi ego abiero ff. 12v-14r
8 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Domine secundum actum meum ff. 14r-16v
9 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Ave Trinitatis sacrarium ff. 16v-18v
10 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Parce mihi, Domine (part 1) ff. 19r-21r
11 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Peccavi, quid faciam tibi (part 2) ff. 21r-22v
12 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Orietur stella ex Jacob ff. 23r-25r
13 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Salve regina ff. 25v-27v
14 William Byrd Ne irascaris, Domine (part 1) ff. 28r-29v
15 William Byrd Civitas sancti tui (part 2) ff. 30r-32r
16 Thomas Tallis Salvator mundi [I] ff. 32v-33v
17 Thomas Tallis Salvator mundi [II] ff. 34r-35r
18 Thomas Tallis In manus tuas, Domine ff. 35v-36r
19 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Egypte noli flere ff. 36v-38r
20 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Ardens est cor meum ff. 38v-40r
21 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Sic Deus dilexit mundum ff. 40v-42r
22 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Surge Petre et indue te ff. 42r-44r
23 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Apparuit caro suo Ioanni ff. 44v-46r
24 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Ecce merces sanctorum ff. 46r-48r
25 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Videns secundus salvatorem suum ff. 48r-49v
26 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Rex Melchior, Rex Gaspar ff. 49v-51r
27 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Ave regina caelorum ff. 51r-54r
28 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Exultate Deo ff. 54r-55v
29 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Tribulationes civitatum audivimus (part 1) ff. 55v-57r
30 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Peccavimus cum patribus nostris (part 2) ff. 57v-58v
31 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Surge sancte Dei ff. 58v-60r
32 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Ambula sancte Dei ff. 60v-62r
33   Holy Lord God almighty ff. 66v-65v
34 Christopher Gibbons Fantasy a4 in d, VdGS no. 22 ff. 64r-63r
35 Christopher Gibbons Almaine a4 in d, VdGS no. 31; fragment, deleted f. 63r

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). Find in a Library


Follow this link for a list of the many music manuscripts at Christ Church copied by Henry Aldrich.

Other manuscripts at Christ Church copied or partially copied by William Husbands include the following. (Please note that this list may be expanded as further information comes to light.)

  • Mus. 1154(K): unattributed song, 'Bright Phebus just had now adorn'd the skies', for soprano and continuo.
  • Mus. 1220-4: partbooks from Christ Church Cathedral, late 17th and early 18th centuries (selected items only).
  • Mus. 1246: tenor partbook from Christ Church Cathedral, late 17th and early 18th centuries (items 53 and 59 only).