Christ Church Library
Music catalogue
IntroductionNewsBrowseSearch Quick search:

Mus. 37 (pp. 75-98)

Manuscript. Church music by William Byrd, copied in score (largely without words) by Henry Aldrich. English, late 17th century.

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

1 William Byrd Short Service: T/B/K/C/M/N pp. 75-93
2 William Byrd O Lord, make thy [servant Elizabeth]; here adapted to read 'servants King William and Queen Mary' pp. 94-96

Upright format, 367 x 240 mm. 12 folios, apparently a mixture of single sheets, single bifolios and nested bifolios (collation not fully visible), paginated 75-98 in modern pencil. (This supersedes an 18th-century pagination '1-19' in ink, apparently not in Aldrich's own hand.) Unused ruled staves on pp. 97-8. No early bookplate. Now bound into Mus. 37, a late 18th-century guardbook bound in white parchment over boards.

Provenance: presumably from the Aldrich bequest, but not listed in either Archives 1717 or Dowding.

Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 5.