Mus. 49 (pp. 152-91)
Manuscript. One of a pair of partbooks (the other is now Mus. 1178) originally containing the upper voice-part with basso continuo of five motets for two voices and continuo by Giovanni Felice Sances (nos. 2-6 below), copied by Charles Husbands Sr, to which further motets by Sances (nos. 1, 7) were subsequently added collaboratively by Edward Lowe (basso continuo) and Francis Withy (voice part and text). Item 8 is a single voice-part, copied by Lowe. English, c. 1670-80.
Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.
Upright format, 303 x 200 mm. Nested fascicle of 10 bifolios (= 20 folios in total), of which the central six bifolios (= 12 folios; pp. 160-83) form the core copied by Charles Husbands Sr (and are paginated '1-24' by him). The surrounding four bifolios (pp. 152-9, 184-91) are of paper with a different watermark. (The partner partbook, Mus. 1178, has an identical gathering structure.) Pagination is modern. Unused ruled staves on pp. 158-9 and 191. Now bound as pp. 152-91 of Mus. 49.
For a citation of this partbook and its partner, see the comment by Lowe on f. 1r of Mus. 1151.
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.