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Mus. 1290

Printed. Cantus partbook only, lacking sigs. A1-2 and G3-4.

Mus. 1290
Daman, William, ca. 1540-1591 Grove DNB
The former booke of the musicke of M. William Damon, late one of Her Majesties musitions: conteining all the tunes of Davids Psalmes, as they are ordinarily soung in the church: most excellently by him composed into 4. parts. In which sett the tenor singeth the church tune.
London: Published ... by W. Swayne Gent. Printed by T[homas]. Este, the assigné of W[illiam]. Byrd, 1591
Mus. 1290: Cantus.
Cantus only. Lacks sigs. A1-2 and G3-4.

Provenance: bought at auction in Oxfordshire in 1992 (in a lot comprising the items now designated as Mus. 1287-91). Earlier provenance undocumented.

Upright format, 217 x 160 mm. Unbound, the sections largely glued together, as if removed from a tract volume. Lower wrapper (detached) is C17th, with pen-trials on the verso. Upper wrapper (also detached) is modern, dated '21:x:[19]14' in pencil, and with details of the title and imprint in ink.

Not in Hiff. No microfilm. This copy is not recorded in RISM.

For a complete set of this publication, see Mus. 1083-4.