Manuscript. English service music and anthems, copied in score;
English, second half of 17th century. Copyists as follows.
Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.
Oblong format, 290 x 227 mm. 199 folios. Lowe's section of the manuscript has been paginated '1-324' in ink, beginning of [f. 1v], and with the number '58' occurring twice in succession. The remaining leaves are foliated (ff. 325-60), largely in modern pencil. Collation not fully investigated, but apparently largely or wholly made from gatherings of two nested bifolios (= 4 folios): A4, B4, etc. Unused ruled staves on pp. [0 = f. 1r], 258-9, 325, and ff. 325r-328v, 337v-338r, 342v, 345r, 357r, and 359v-360v. Pastedown cancel partly lifted on p. 234. Late 17th-century binding of brown leather over boards; upper and lower covers blind tooled with an ornamental panel, the interior of which is stained a lighter shade of brown. Bookplate 2. Mid 18th-century annotation on front flyleaf: 'A Book of services in Score by several hands belonging to Dean Aldrichs' Collection of Musick in the Archives'. 19th-century shelfmark: G 13.
Provenance: from the Aldrich bequest, listed in Archives 1717, position C3, as 'Mr Tallis' Services', qualified in Dowding (main hand) as 'Te Deum & Magnificat of Tallis, Dimittis of Bird. MS.'. In Mus. 1002 itself, the shelfmark 'C.3' is written in ink on the front flyleaf (replacing an earlier shelfmark, deleted and illegible).
Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 34.