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Mus. 2

Manuscript. English consort music and Italian madrigals, copied in score by Stephen Bing; English, 1630s or later. A component of the so-called 'Great Set', which also includes three partbook sets Mus. 397-400, Mus. 401-2 and Mus. 403-8, and an organ-book Mus. 436. For a full bibliographical description of the 'Great Set' with parallel inventories of its component volumes, see the Bibliography below (items 1 or 2).

Mus. 2 was envisaged as a five-layer anthology, comprising works for 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 voices. The two-voice layer was never copied, and the manuscript now opens with 94 unused pages on which Bing ruled staves and bar-lines but provided no music. The three- and four-voice layers (items 1-45 and 46-85 respectively) appear to be complete; virtually no space was left for their expansion. The five- and six-voice layers, conversely, include many pages ruled with unused staves on which further pieces could be added. Thus the five-voice layer (items 86-185) includes three spans of unused pages (at ff. 153r-162v,195r-200v and 205v-213v), and the six-voice layer (items 186-233) is followed by 39 pages of unused ruled staves (ff. 284v- end). The incomplete nature of the manuscript is further suggested by the fact that Bing supplied neither titles not composer attributions for any of the pieces he copied; nor did he add foliation or piece-numbers, or prepare an index of contents.

In the late 17th century, Mus. 2 (and indeed the whole of the 'Great Set') was acquired by Henry Adrich. He left his mark on Mus. 2 by annotating the opening pieces in the five-voice layer (items 86-106), for which he provided text-incipits, composers' names and a numbering system, all added in ink; these annotations are reproduced in the inventory below (when displayed in the 'form found in manuscript'). In the 19th and 20th centuries, further identifications were added in pencil by readers, cataloguers and librarians; these markings are not shown in the inventory below.

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   John Coprario Fantasia a3 (VdGS 10) f. 50r
2   John Coprario Fantasia a3 (VdGS 1) f. 50v
3   John Coprario Fantasia a3 (VdGS 2) f. 51r
4   John Coprario Fantasia a3 (VdGS 4) f. 51v
5   John Coprario Fantasia a3 (VdGS 3) f. 52r
6   John Coprario Fantasia a3 (VdGS 9) f. 52v
7   John Coprario Fantasia a3 (VdGS 5) f. 53r
8   John Coprario Fantasia a3 (VdGS 6) f. 53v
9   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 2) f. 54r
10   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 3) f. 54v
11   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 4) f. 55r
12   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 5) f. 55v
13   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 6) f. 56r
14   Thomas Lupo Ayre a3 (VdGS 7) f. 56v
15   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 8) f. 57r
16   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 9) f. 57v
17   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 10) f. 58r
18   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 11) f. 58v
19   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 12) f. 59r
20   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 13) f. 59v
21   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 14) f. 60r
22   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 15) f. 60v
23   Thomas Lupo Ayre a3 (VdGS 20) f. 61r
24   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 16) f. 61v
25   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 19) f. 62r
26   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a3 (VdGS 17) f. 62v
27   Thomas Lupo Ayre a3 (VdGS 18) f. 63r
28   Thomas Lupo Ayre a3 (VdGS 21) f. 63v
29   Thomas Lupo Ayre a3 (VdGS 23) f. 64r
30   Richard Mico Fantasia a3 (VdGS 1) f. 64v
31   Richard Mico Fantasia a3 (VdGS 2) f. 65r
32   Richard Mico Fantasia a3 (VdGS 3) f. 65v
33   Richard Mico Fantasia a3 (VdGS 4) f. 66r
34   Richard Mico Fantasia a3 (VdGS 5) ff. 66v-67r
35   Richard Mico Fantasia a3 (VdGS 6) f. 67v
36   Richard Mico Fantasia a3 (VdGS 7) f. 68r
37   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a3 (VdGS 1) f. 68v
38   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a3 (VdGS 2) f. 69r
39   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a3 (VdGS 3) f. 69v
40   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a3 (VdGS 4) f. 70r
41   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a3 (VdGS 5) f. 70v
42   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a3 (VdGS 6) f. 71r
43   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a3 (VdGS 7) f. 71v
44   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a3 (VdGS 8) f. 72r
45   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a3 (VdGS 9) f. 72v
46   John Bull Fantasia a4 f. 74r
47   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 1) ff. 74v-75r
48   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 2) ff. 75v-76r
49   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 3) ff. 76v-77r
50   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 4) f. 77v
51   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 5) f. 78r
52   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 6) f. 78v
53   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 7) f. 79r
54   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 8) f. 79v
55   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 9) f. 80r
56   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 10) ff. 80v-81r
57   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 11) ff. 81v-82r
58   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 12) ff. 82v-83r
59   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 13) f. 83v
60   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 23) ff. 83v-84r
61   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 14) ff. 84v-85r
62   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 15) ff. 85v-86r
63   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 16) ff. 86v-87r
64   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 17) ff. 87v-88r
65   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 18) ff. 88v-89r
66   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 19) ff. 89v-90r
67   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 20) ff. 90v-91r
68   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 21) ff. 91v-92r
69   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a4 (VdGS 22) ff. 92v-93r
70   John Ward Fantasia a4 (VdGS 1) ff. 93v-94r
71   John Ward Fantasia a4 (VdGS 2) f. 94v
72   John Ward Fantasia a4 (VdGS 3) f. 95r
73   John Ward Fantasia a4 (VdGS 4) ff. 95v-96r
74   John Ward Fantasia a4 (VdGS 5) f. 96v
75   John Ward Fantasia a4 (VdGS 6) f. 97r
76   John Jenkins Fantasia a4 (VdGS 1) ff. 97v-98r
77   John Jenkins Fantasia a4 (VdGS 2) ff. 98v-99r
78   John Jenkins Fantasia a4 (VdGS 4) ff. 99v-100r
79   John Jenkins Fantasia a4 (VdGS 3) ff. 100v-101r
80   John Coprario Fantasia a4 (VdGS 1) ff. 101v-102r
81   John Coprario Fantasia a4 (VdGS 2) ff. 102v-103r
82   John Coprario Fantasia a4 (VdGS 3) ff. 103v-104r
83   John Coprario Fantasia a4 (VdGS 4) ff. 104v-105r
84   John Coprario Fantasia a4 (VdGS 5) ff. 105v-106r
85   John Coprario Fantasia a4 (VdGS 7) ff. 106v-107r
86 1 Luca Marenzio Arda pur sempr'o mora f. 108r
87 2 Luca Marenzio Rimanti in pace f. 108v
88 3 Luca Marenzio Ond'ei di morte f. 109r
89 4 Luca Marenzio Caro dolce mio ben f. 109v
90 5 Luca Marenzio Che sei tu se'l cor mio f. 110r
91 6 Claudio Monteverdi Là tra'l sangue e le morti ('Latral. Parte prima') f. 110v
92 7 Richard Mico Là tra'l sangue e le morti, parte seconda f. 111r
93 8 Claudio Monteverdi Sovra tenere herbette ff. 111v-112r
94 9 Claudio Monteverdi O com'è gran martire f. 112v
95 10 Orazio Vecchi Clorind'hai vinto f. 113r
96 11 William White Fantasia a5 (VdGS 1): Diapente, part 1 ff. 113v-114r
97 12 John Ward Cor mio deh non languire ff. 114v-115r
98 13 Benedetto Pallavicino Era l'anima mea ff. 115v-116r
99 14 Luca Marenzio Ami Tirsi e me'l neghi f. 116v
100 15 Luca Marenzio Deh poi ch'era f. 117r
101 16 Benedetto Pallavicino Come vivrò f. 117v
102 17 Luca Marenzio Quell'augellin f. 118r
103 18 Luca Marenzio Grideran per me f. 118v
104 19 Thomas Lupo Miserere mei Domine f. 119r
105 20 Thomas Lupo O vos omnes f. 119v
106 21 Benedetto Pallavicino Dolorosa morte f. 120r
107   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Crudel perché = Corsea/Corsica (VdGS 1) f. 120v
108   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Io son ferito amore (VdGS 2) f. 121r
109   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Per far una leggiadra sua vendetta (VdGS 31) ff. 121v-122r
110   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Rapina l'alma (VdGS 3) ff. 122v-123r
111   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Lume tuo fugace (VdGS 4) ff. 123v-124r
112   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Luci beate e care (VdGS 9) ff. 124v-125r
113   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Lucretia mea (VdGS 12) ff. 125v-126r
114   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Occhi miei con viva speme (VdGS 46) ff. 126v-127r
115   John Ward Fantasia a5: Dolce languir (VdGS 1) ff. 127v-128r
116   John Ward Fantasia a5: La Rondinella (VdGS 2) ff. 128v-129r
117   John Ward Fantasia a5 (VdGS 3) ff. 129v-130r
118   John Ward Fantasia a5 (VdGS 4) ff. 130v-131r
119   John Ward Fantasia a5 (VdGS 5) ff. 131v-132r
120   John Ward Fantasia a5 (VdGS 6) ff. 132v-133r
121   John Ward Fantasia a5 (VdGS 7) ff. 133v-134r
122   John Ward Fantasia a5 (VdGS 8) ff. 134v-135r
123   John Ward Fantasia a5 (VdGS 9) ff. 135v-136r
124   John Ward Fantasia a5 (VdGS 10) ff. 136v-137r
125   John Ward Fantasia a5: Non fu senza (VdGS 14) ff. 137v-138r
126   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Hexachord fantasia a5 (part 1) ff. 138v-139r
127   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Hexachord fantasia a5 (part 2) ff. 139v-140r
128   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Pavan a5 (VdGS 9) f. 140v
129   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Pavan a5 (VdGS 4) f. 141r
130   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Pavan a5 (VdGS 3) f. 141v
131   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Alman a5 (VdGS 4) f. 142r
132   John Jenkins Fantasia a5 (VdGS 8] ff. 142v-143r
133   John Jenkins Fantasia a5 (VdGS 9) ff. 143v-144r
134   John Jenkins Fantasia a5 (VdGS 11) ff. 144v-145r
135   John Jenkins Fantasia a5 (VdGS 12) ff. 145v-146r
136   John Jenkins Fantasia a5 (VdGS 14) ff. 146v-147r
137   John Jenkins Fantasia a5 (VdGS 10) ff. 147v-148r
138   John Jenkins Pavan a5 (VdGS 1) ff. 148v-149r
139   Orlando Gibbons In nomine a5 (VdGS 2) ff. 149v-150r
140   William White Fantasia a5 (VdGS 2) ff. 150v-151v
141   William White Fantasia a5 (VdGS 3) ff. 152r-v
142   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Cresce in voi (VdGS 16); ending only f. 163r
143   John Coprario Fantasia a5: O voi che sospirate (VdGS 48) ff. 163v-164r
144   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Gitene Ninfe (VdGS 34) ff. 164v-165r
145   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Io piango (VdGS 5) ff. 165v-166r
146   John Coprario Fantasia a5: In voi moro (VdGS 8) ff. 166v-167r
147   John Coprario Fantasia a5: In te mio nove sole (VdGS 6) ff. 167v-168r
148   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Del mio cibo amoroso (VdGS 7) ff. 168v-169r
149   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Al primo giorno = In un boschetto (VdGS 10) ff. 169v-170r
150   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Chi può mirami = Non posso più soffrire (VdGS 11) ff. 170v-171r
151   John Coprario Fantasia a5 (VdGS 49) ff. 171v-172r
152   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Fuggi se sai fuggire (VdGS 38) ff. 172v-173r
153   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Dolce mia vita (VdGS 14) f. 173v
154   John Coprario Fantasia a5: O sonno della mia morte = Deh prega amore (VdGS 21) ff. 174r-v
155   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Passan Madonna (VdGS 15) f. 175r
156   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Illicita cosa (VdGS 13) ff. 175v-176r
157   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Caggia fuoco dal cielo (VdGS 19) ff. 176v-177r
158   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Ite leggiadre rime (VdGS 25) ff. 177v-178r
159   John Coprario Fantasia a5: De la mia cruda sorte (VdGS 26) f. 178v
160   John Coprario Fantasia a5: D'un si bel fuoco (VdGS 37) f. 179r
161   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Dove il liquido argento = Fuggendo mi strugge (VdGS 45) ff. 179v-180r
162   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Voi caro il mio contento (VdGS 17) ff. 180v-181r
163   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Alma mia tu mi dicesti (VdGS 18) ff. 181v-182r
164   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Alma mia tu mi dicesti (VdGS 20) ff. 182v-183r
165   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Dolce mio ben (VdGS 22) ff. 183v-184r
166   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Qual voghezza (VdGS 23) ff. 184v-185r
167   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Credime (VdGS 24) ff. 185v-186r
168   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Dammi soccarso o dolce vita mia (VdGS 27) ff. 186v-187r
169   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Sia maladetto amore (VdGS 28) f. 187v
170   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Ninfa crudele (VdGS 29) f. 188r
171   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Nel sen della mia Margherita (VdGS 30) f. 188v
172   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Ohimé la gioia e breve (VdGS 35) f. 189r
173   John Coprario Fantasia a5: O misero mio core (VdGS 33) ff. 189v-190r
174   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Lieti cantiamo (VdGS 43) f. 190v
175   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Dolce tormento mio (VdGS 40) f. 191r
176   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Quando la vaga Flori (VdGS 42) f. 191v
177   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Ingiustitia d'Amore (VdGS 41) f. 192r
178   John Coprario Fantasia a5: La Primavera (VdGS 39) ff. 192v-193r
179   John Coprario Fantasia a5: Se mi volete morto (VdGS 36) ff. 193v-194r
180   John Coprario Fantasia a5, unfinished: Io vivo in amoroso fuoco (VdGS 44) f. 194v
181   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 12) f. 201r
182   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 13) ff. 201v-202r
183   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 14) ff. 202v-203r
184   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 1) ff. 203v-204r
185   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a5 (VdGS 3) ff. 204v-205r
186   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a6 (VdGS 1) ff. 214r-215r
187   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a6 (VdGS 2) ff. 215v-216v
188   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a6 (VdGS 3) ff. 217r-v
189   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a6 (VdGS 4) ff. 218r-219r
190   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a6 (VdGS 5) ff. 219v-220v
191   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a6 (VdGS 6) ff. 221r-222r
192   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a6 (VdGS 7) ff. 222v-223r
193   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a6 (VdGS 8) ff. 223v-224v
194   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a6 (VdGS 9) ff. 225r-227r
195   Thomas Lupo Fantasia a6 (VdGS 10) ff. 227v-228v
196   John Ward Fantasia a6 (VdGS 2) ff. 229r-v
197   John Ward Fantasia a6 (VdGS 3) ff. 230r-v
198   John Ward Fantasia a6 (VdGS 4) ff. 231r-232r
199   John Ward Fantasia a6 (VdGS 5) ff. 232v-233r
200   John Ward Fantasia a6 (VdGS 6) ff. 233v-234v
201   John Ward Fantasia a6 (VdGS 7) ff. 235r-236r
202   John Ward In Nomine a6 (VdGS 1) ff. 236v-237v
203   John Ward In Nomine a6 (VdGS 2) ff. 238r-239r
204   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a6 (VdGS 1) ff. 239v-240v
205   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a6 (VdGS 2) ff. 241r-242r
206   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a6 (VdGS 3) ff. 242v-243v
207   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) In nomine a6 (VdGS 1) ff. 244r-245r
208   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a6 (VdGS 4) ff. 245v-246v
209   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a6 (VdGS 5) ff. 247r-248r
210   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a6 (VdGS 7) ff. 248v-250r
211   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a6 (VdGS 6) ff. 250v-251r
212   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a6 (VdGS 8) ff. 251v-252r
213   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a6 (VdGS 9) ff. 252v-253r
214   Alfonso Ferrabosco (ii) Fantasia a6 (VdGS 10) ff. 253v-254v
215   William White Fantasia a6 (VdGS 1) ff. 255r-256r
216   William White Fantasia a6 (VdGS 2) ff. 256v-258r
217   William White Fantasia a6 (VdGS 3) ff. 258v-259v
218   William White Fantasia a6 (VdGS 4) ff. 260r-261r
219   William White Fantasia a6 (VdGS 5) ff. 261v-262r
220   William White Fantasia a6 (VdGS 6) ff. 262v-264v
221   Charles Coleman Fantasia a6 (VdGS 2) ff. 265r-266r
222   Charles Coleman Fantasia a6 (VdGS 1) ff. 266v-267v
223   Charles Coleman Fantasia a6 (VdGS 3) ff. 268r-269r
224   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a6 (VdGS 1) ff. 269v-270v
225   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a6 (VdGS 2) ff. 271r-272r
226   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a6 (VdGS 3) ff. 272v-273v
227   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a6 (VdGS 4) ff. 274r-275r
228   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a6 (VdGS 5) ff. 275v-276v
229   Orlando Gibbons Fantasia a6 (VdGS 6) ff. 277r-278r
230   Orlando Gibbons Variations on 'Go from my window' a6 ff. 278v-280r
231   Orlando Gibbons Pavan a6 ff. 280v-281r
232   Orlando Gibbons Galliard a6 ff. 281v-282r
233   John Coprario Fantasia a6 (VdGS 2) ff. 283r-284r

Upright format, 427 x 280 mm. 303 folios, foliated in modern pencil. For detailed information about paper-stock, watermarks, collation and rastration, see items 1 and 2 in the Bibliography below. Unused ruled staves on ff. 1r-49v, 73r-v, 107v, 153r-162v,195r-200v, 205v-213v, and 284v- end. Mid 20th-century binding of brown fabric over boards; this replaces an earlier binding described in Malchair 1787 (f. 37r) as being of 'rugh Calf', of which no trace remains. No early bookplate.

Provenance: from the Hatton collection (see Bibliography below); then part of the Aldrich bequest, listed by Hind in Dowding at position P3: 'A large folio of Instr Musick in Score by Marenzio, Benedetto Palavicino &c. M.S.'; the word 'Instr' was subsequently deleted. In Mus. 2 itself, the shelfmark 'P.3' is written on the front flyleaf in Hind's hand.

Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 1.

Select bibliography:

  • Jonathan P. Wainwright, Musical Patronage in Seventeenth-Century England: Christopher, First Baron Hatton (1605-1670) (Aldershot and Brookfield VT, 1997), 349-65. 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. 1 (Aldershot etc., 2001), 172-89. Find in a Library
  • David Pinto, 'Placing Hatton's Great Set', Chelys: The Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society, 32 (2004), 1-20. Find in a Library