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Mus. 371

Manuscript. Keyboard book; copyists unidentified; English, 1560s.

Four copyists, as follows:
A: items 1-9
B: items 10-11, 19-24
C: items 12-18
D: items 25-7

The list of contents below (modern form only) cites modern editions as they appear in the series Musica Britannica (MB) and Early English Church Music (EECM). Identifications for several pieces have been kindly supplied by Jason Smart and John Caldwell.

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

1 Giacomo Fogliano Madonna somm'accorto (MB LXVI/67) ff. 1r-v
2 Philippe van Wilder (closing section of no. 3 below) (MB LXVI/68) f. 2r
3 Philippe van Wilder Amour me point (MB LXVI/69) ff. 2v-3r
4   (untitled; a carol?; headed 'corus'; music partly deleted) (MB LXVI/70) ff. 3v-4r
5   Laetabundus (section); at end '3 ptts' (MB LXVI/71) ff. 4r-v
6   Laetabundus (section) (MB LXVI/72) ff. 4v-5r
7 Thomas Tallis Alleluia. Per te Dei genitrix (MB LXVI/2) ff. 5r-6v
8 John Taverner In nomine (MB LXVI/6) ff. 6v-8r
9 Philippe van Wilder Un jeune moyne (here titled 'fayre lady might yr') (MB LXVI/73) ff. 8v-9r
10 Robert White Ut re mi fa sol la (MB LXVI/17) f. 9v
11 (Thomas?) Woodson Miserere (EECM 6/23) f. 10r
12   O death, rock me asleep (MB LXVI/74) ff. 10v-11v
13   Christe qui lux es et dies (EECM 6/34) f. 12r
14   Vexilla regis (EECM 6/64) ff. 12v-13v
15 Thomas Tallis Gloria tibi Trinitas (MB LXVI/7) ff. 14r-v
16 William Byrd Miserere (MB XXVIII/66) ff. 14v-15r
17 William Byrd Miserere (MB XXVIII/67) ff. 15r-v
18 John Redford Miserere (MB I/7) ff. 15v-16r
19 John Redford Agnus Dei (EECM 10/4) ff. 16v-17r
20 John Redford Angulare fundamentum (EECM 6/29) ff. 17v-18r
21 John Redford Miserere (EECM 6/19) f. 18v
22 John Redford Veni Redemptor (EECM 6/60) ff. 19r-v
23   Kyrie ('Orma vulte') (EECM 10/3) f. 19v
24 Nicholas Strogers Ut re mi fa sol la (MB LXVI/18) ff. 20r-22r
25 Nicholas Strogers In nomine I (MB LXVI/8) ff. 22v-23v
26 Nicholas Strogers In nomine II (MB LXVI/9) ff. 23v-25r
27 ?Nicholas Strogers In nomine (MB LXVI, App. I/6) ff. 25r-v

Oblong format, c. 200 x 140 mm. Written on printed music paper with a border of ornamental fleurons; for information about this, and references to other manuscripts containing related printed papers, see Fenlon & Milsom (in bibliography below). 25 folios, formerly stab-sewn. Gathering structure as follows:

A four nested bifolios (= ff. 1-8).
B formerly three nested bifolios = 6 folios, of which only the first three are extant (ff. 9-11); three stubs follow f. 11.
C four nested bifolios (= ff. 12-19).
D two nested bifolios (= ff. 20-23).
E bifilio (= ff. 24-5).
At least one further gathering is missing from the rear of the volume. Contemporary binding of limp vellum, formerly lined with paper; there are stab-holes for ribbon ties at the outer edges. Outside upper cover apparently annotated with an ornamental 'A'. Bookplate 2. 19th-century shelfmark: I.7.76. Includes a handwritten contents list by Margaret H. Glyn, dated April 17 1937.

Provenance unknown. First recorded by Hind in Dowding, where it is listed at shelfmark M.4.26 as 'Madona, Amor me poynte &c. M.S.'; in Mus. 371 itself, the shelfmark 'M.4.26' is written in ink on the outside upper cover.

Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 12.

Bibliography:

Iain Fenlon and John Milsom, '"Ruled Paper Imprinted": Music Paper and Patents in Sixteenth-Century England', Journal of the American Musicological Society, 37 (1984), 139-63. Find in a Library