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Mus. 1004

Manuscript. Organ accompaniments for consort works by Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii), Lupo, Coprario and others, copied by John Hilton (ii): English, second quarter of 17th century. The volume was apparently copied for John Browne (1608-91) to complement sets of string parts in Browne's possession:

  • Items 1-3 and 26-36: according to marginal notes in Mus. 1004, the string parts are in 'the ruffe books' = Mus. 423-8.
  • Items 4-9 and 24-5: according to marginal notes in Mus. 1004, the string parts are in 'the white books' = Cambridge, King's College, Rowe MSS 114-7. (For a description and inventory of the latter, see The Viola da Gamba Society Index of Manuscripts Containing Consort Music, compiled by Andrew Ashbee, Robert Thompson and Jonathan Wainwright, vol. 2 (Aldershot etc., 2008), 35-42.)
In the inventory below, items 1-23 are copied at what is now designated as the front of the volume, items 24-36 at the rear with the volume inverted.

Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.
The first column gives the modern numbering of the pieces; the second shows numbering used by the copyist(s).

1 1 Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 7) pp. 2-3
2 2 Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 8) pp. 4-6
3 3 Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 9) pp. 7-9
4 4 Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 15) pp. 10-12
5 5 Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 2) pp. 13-15
6 6 Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 1) pp. 16-18
7 7 Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 5) pp. 19-21
8 8 Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 6) pp. 21-23
9 9 Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 4) pp. 24-26
10 1 Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 1) pp. 91-93
11 2 Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 3) pp. 94-96
12 3 Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 4) pp. 97-99
13 4 Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 2) pp. 100-102
14 5 Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 11) pp. 103-105
15 6 Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 12) pp. 106-109
16 7 Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 13) pp. 110-112
17 8 Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 14) pp. 113-115
18   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) In nomine a5 (VdGS 1) pp. 116-118
19   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) In nomine a5 (VdGS 2) pp. 119-121
20   William White Fantasia a5 (VdGS 1): Diapente, part 1 pp. 122-124
21   William White Fantasia a5 (VdGS 3): Diapente, part 2 pp. 125-127
22   Charles Coleman Fantasia a5 (VdGS 1) pp. 128-131
23   Richard Dering Fantasia a5 (VdGS 1) pp. 132-136
24 1 John Coprario Fantasia a5: O voi che sospirate (VdGS 48) pp. 183-182
25 2 John Coprario Fantasia a5: In te mio nove sole (VdGS 6) pp. 181-179
26   John Jenkins Pavan a5 (VdGS 2) pp. 178-177
27   Richard Dering Fantasia a5 (VdGS 2) pp. 176-173
28   John Jenkins Fantasia a6 (VdGS 12) pp. 172-170
29   John Jenkins Fantasia a6 (VdGS 8) pp. 169-166
30 1 John Coprario Fantasia a6 (VdGS 2) pp. 159-157
31 2 John Coprario Fantasia a6 (VdGS 3) pp. 156-154
32 3 John Coprario Fantasia a6 (VdGS 5) pp. 153-152
33   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a6 (VdGS 2) pp. 151-149
34   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a6 (VdGS 1) pp. 148-146
35   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a6 (VdGS 7) pp. 145-143
36   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a6 (VdGS 2) pp. 142-140

Oblong format, 290 x 230 mm. 92 folios, paginated in ink by York Powell at the time of rebinding (c. 1901). In preparation for rebinding, the gatherings were numbered in pencil (and therefore hint at the collation) as follows:

  1. pp. 1-16 = A8.
  2. pp. 17-30 = B8, with one leaf excised.
  3. pp. 31-46 = C8.
  4. pp. 47-62 = D8.
  5. pp. 63-80 = E10, with one leaf excised.
  6. pp. 81-92 = F6.
  7. pp. 93-110 = G10, with one leaf excised.
  8. pp. 111-124 = H8, with one leaf excised.
  9. pp. 125-38 = I8, with one leaf excised.
  10. pp. 139-54 = J8.
  11. pp. 155-66 = K6.
  12. pp. 167-78 = L6.
  13. pp. 179-84 = M4, with one leaf excised.
Unused ruled staves on pp. 1, 27-90, 137-9, 160-5 and 184. No trace remains of any early binding or wrappers. Modern binding of brown leather over boards, supplied in c. 1901. Index of contents on front flyleaf by York Powell, who has also annotated some of the music pages. No early bookplate. 19th-century shelfmark (as recorded by York Powell on the inside upper cover): G.15.

Provenance: John Browne. Then from the Aldrich bequest; listed in Archives 1717, position H30, as 'Faravosco's fancies', and in Dowding (main hand) as 'Ferabosco's Fancies'. No trace of this shelfmark survives in Mus. 1004 itself.

Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 35.

For other manuscripts at Christ Church copied by John Hilton (ii), see the entry for Mus. 744-6.

Select bibliography:

  • Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger: Consort Music of Five and Six Parts, ed. Christopher Field and David Pinto, Musica Britannica, 81 (2003), p. 207. Find in a Library
  • The Viola da Gamba Society Index of Manuscripts Containing Consort Music, compiled by Andrew Ashbee, Robert Thompson and Jonathan Wainwright, vol. 2 (Aldershot etc., 2008), 1-3 and 278-80. Find in a Library