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Mus. 15 (ff. 44-89)

Manuscript. Vocal and instrumental music copied in keyboard score, and keyboard music, copied by Henry Aldrich; English, 1660s or later. The pages have been ruled with 6-lined staves specifically for keyboard notation. Works have been added both at the front of the volume (items 1-3) and at the rear with the volume inverted (items 4-9). Several pieces appear to derive from Mus. 47, which at some stage probably belonged to Aldrich.

Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.

1 Thomas Tallis I call and cry (= O sacrum convivium) ff. 44r-v
2 William Byrd Bow thine ear (= Civitas sancti tui) ff. 45r-v
3 Orlando Gibbons Hosanna to the Son of David (opening only) f. 46r
4   Unidentified keyboard voluntary in a minor ff. 89v-r
5 Christopher Gibbons Organ voluntary in C major = CEKM 18 (rev.) no.3 ff. 89r-88v
6 Christopher Gibbons Voluntary in C major = CEKM 18 (rev.) no. 4 (opening only) ff. 88v-r
7 Orlando Gibbons Fantasia of three parts, no. I, reduced for keyboard ff. 87r-86v
8 Orlando Gibbons Fantasia of three parts, no. VIII, reduced for keyboard f. 86r
9 John Price Ground in d minor (= Mus. 1176, ff. 14v-15r) (incomplete at end) ff. 85v-r

Upright format, 357 x 240 mm. 45 surviving folios. Unused ruled staves on ff. 46v-84v and 87v. Now bound within Mus. 15 (q.v. for further information about this manuscript, its binding, and its provenance history).

Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 2.


Candace Bailey, Seventeenth-Century British Keyboard Sources (Warren, MI, 2003), esp. pp. 84-5. Find in a Library