Manuscript. Guardbook containing eight unrelated and previously discrete tracts, all English, late 17th and early 18th centuries. The volume was assembled at Christ Church in the late 18th century as part of an uncompleted binding project intended to protect previously unbound items from the Aldrich and Goodson bequests. (For a list of other volumes in related bindings, see the entry for Mus. 3.)
Upright format, 325 x 203 mm. Late 18th-century binding of white parchment over boards, undecorated except for two parallel fillets at edges. Spine in contrasting brown leather; on spine, a red leather inset, tooled in gold: 'MASS / BY / CARISSIMI / &.C'. Bookplate 2. The binding pre-dates the 1787 catalogue by Malchair, in which the volume is described (f. 1) as 'A Mass by Carissimi / Pieces by Turner / Motetts by felice Sances / Dan: Purcel / smal folio Vellum'. Tract 1 is paginated '3-41' in contemporary ink; the remaining pagination is modern, and was slightly adjusted on 4 September 1990. (These adjustments will not be present in microfilms made before that date.) Bookplate 2. 19th-century shelfmark: I.1.13.
Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 6.
Bibliography:Jonathan P. Wainwright, Musical Patronage in Seventeenth-Century England: Christopher, First Baron Hatton (1605-1670) (Aldershot and Brookfield VT, 1997), pp. 378-82.