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Mus. 455-8

Printed. Complete set of four partbooks.

Mus. 455-8
East, Michael, ca. 1580-1648 Grove DNB
The seventh set of bookes, wherein are duos for two base viols ... Also fancies of 3. parts for two treble viols, and a base violl: ... Lastly, ayerie fancies of 4 parts, that may be as well sung as plaid. Lately set out by Michael East, Bachelor of Musicke, and master of the choristers in the Cathedrall church of Litchfield.
London: Printed for William Stansby, and George Latham, 1638
Mus. 455: Cantus primus; Mus. 456: Cantus secundus; Mus. 457: Altus; Mus. 458: Bassus.

Provenance: possibly from the Hatton collection (see below); the edition is dedicated to Christopher Hatton III, and this copy may have been owned by him. Then part of the Aldrich bequest, listed in Archives 1717, item F13, as 'East's Musick', qualified in Dowding (main hand) as 'London 1638'.

Upright format, 224 x 170 mm. Mid C17th binding of limp vellum, gold-tooled on upper and lower covers with rules and ornaments. Stubs of blue ties at the fore-edge, which are pasted to the inside covers using printer's waste, in one case with a fragment of printed music notation (inside upper cover of Mus. 458). Front flyleaves annotated '7 [-10]' in mid C17th ink; no other books belonging to that numerical sequence have been identified in the Christ Church collection. Shelfmark-label 'F [13] pasted to upper cover of Mus. 458. Bookplate 2 in Mus. 455-7. C19th shelfmarks: I.6.15-18.

Microfilm: The printed music of Christ Church, Oxford, reel 20.
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David Pinto, 'The Music of the Hattons', Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, 23 (1990), 79-108. Find in a Library

Jonathan Wainwright, Musical Patronage in Seventeenth-Century England: Christopher, First Baron Hatton (1606-1670 (Aldershot and Brookfield VT, 1997), p. 40. Find in a Library