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Mus. 510-14

Manuscript. Complete set of five partbooks, assembled by Henry Aldrich in the late 17th century. The volumes were designed to accommodate the so-called 'Tregian Partbooks' of c. 1620 (Layer 2), the contents or pages of which had already been numbered '97-144' by their copyist. To these, Aldrich added an upper layer of 48 leaves (= 96 pages; Layer 1) in each partbook, in order to precede and complement the 'Tregian' numbers.

  • Layer 1 (pp. 1-96, = items 1-5): motets and English service music by Thomas Tallis, adapted and copied by Henry Aldrich; English, late 17th century.
  • Layer 2 (pp. 97-144, = items 6-49): Italian madrigals, copied from Italian printed sources; English, c. 1620. Copyist uncertain; formerly thought to be Francis Tregian, but the identification has been challenged by Thompson (see Bibliography below).
Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.
The first column gives the modern numbering of the pieces; the second shows numbering used by the copyist(s).
 Mus. 510Mus. 511Mus. 512Mus. 513Mus. 514
1 1 [Thomas Tallis; arr. Henry Aldrich] I look for the Lord [adaptation of 'Absterge Domine'] p. 2 p. 2 p. 2 p. 2 p. 2
2 2 [Thomas Tallis; arr. Henry Aldrich] I look for the Lord [adaptation of 'Absterge Domine'] p. 3 p. 3 p. 3 p. 3 p. 3
3 3 [Thomas Tallis; arr. Henry Aldrich] O pray for the peace of Jerusalem [adaptation of 'In manus tuas' and 'O nata lux'] p. 4 p. 4 p. 4 p. 4 p. 4
4 4 [Thomas Tallis; arr. Henry Aldrich] [Litany]   pp. 6-7 pp. 6-7 pp. 6-7 p. 6
5   [Thomas Tallis; arr. Henry Aldrich] [Litany] pp. 6-7 pp. 8-9 pp. 8-9 pp. 8-9 pp. 10-11
6 97 Alfonso Fontanelli Padre del ciel p. 97 p. 97 p. 97 p. 97 p. 97
7 98 Marco da Gagliano O sonno, O della quet'humida p. 98 p. 98 p. 98 p. 98 p. 98
8 99 Marco da Gagliano Questo silenzio che'l di fuggo p. 99 p. 99 p. 99 p. 99 p. 99
9 100 Marco da Gagliano L'ardente tua facella p. 100 p. 100 p. 100 p. 100 p. 100
10 101 Marco da Gagliano Su la sponda del Tebro p. 101 p. 101 p. 101 p. 101 p. 101
11 102 Marco da Gagliano Filli, mentre ti bacio p. 102 p. 102 p. 102 p. 102 p. 102
12 103 Lucrezio Quintiani Dolce esco del mio cor p. 103 p. 103 p. 103 p. 103 p. 103
13 104 Lucrezio Quintiani Dolce d'ogni mio ben ricco tesoro p. 104 p. 104 p. 104 p. 104 p. 104
14 105 Carlo Gesualdo Caro, caro amoroso neo p. 105 p. 105 p. 105 p. 105 p. 105
15 106 Carlo Gesualdo Hai rotto, e sciolto p. 106 p. 106 p. 106 p. 106 p. 106
16 107 Carlo Gesualdo Che sentir deve il petto p. 107 p. 107 p. 107 p. 107 p. 107
17 108 Carlo Gesualdo Candida man p. 108 p. 108 p. 108 p. 108 p. 108
18 109 Carlo Gesualdo Non mi togl'il ben mio p. 109 p. 109 p. 109 p. 109 p. 109
19 110 Carlo Gesualdo All'apparir di quelle luci ardenti p. 110 p. 110 p. 110 p. 110 p. 110
20 111 Carlo Gesualdo Baci soavi e cari p. 111 p. 111 p. 111 p. 111 p. 111
21 112 Carlo Gesualdo Mentre Madonn'il lasso p. 112 p. 112 p. 112 p. 112 p. 112
22 113 Carlo Gesualdo Ahi troppo saggia nel'errar p. 113 p. 113 p. 113 p. 113 p. 113
23 114 Carlo Gesualdo Del bel de bei vostr'occhi p. 114 p. 114 p. 114 p. 114 p. 114
24 115 Carlo Gesualdo Ahi dispietat'e cruda p. 115 p. 115 p. 115 p. 115 p. 115
25 116 Carlo Gesualdo Languisc'e moro p. 116 p. 116 p. 116 p. 116 p. 116
26 117 Carlo Gesualdo Dolcissimo sospiro p. 117 p. 117 p. 117 p. 117 p. 117
27 118 Carlo Gesualdo Deh se gia fu crudele p. 118 p. 118 p. 118 p. 118 p. 118
28 119 Carlo Gesualdo Questa crudele e pia p. 119 p. 119 p. 119 p. 119 p. 119
29 120 Carlo Gesualdo Moro, moro, e mentre sospiro p. 120 p. 120 p. 120 p. 120 p. 120
30 121 Carlo Gesualdo Quando di lui p. 121 p. 121 p. 121 p. 121 p. 121
31 122 Carlo Gesualdo Sparge la mort'al mio signor p. 122 p. 122 p. 122 p. 122 p. 122
32 123 Carlo Gesualdo Mentre gira costei p. 123 p. 123 p. 123 p. 123 p. 123
33 124 Carlo Gesualdo Ecco moriro dunque p. 124 p. 124 p. 124 p. 124 p. 124
34 125 Tomaso Pecci Se gl'amorosi miei p. 125 p. 125 p. 125 p. 125 p. 125
35 126 Tomaso Pecci Cosi in gelida p. 126 p. 126 p. 126 p. 126 p. 126
36 127 Tomaso Pecci Amarilli de mia p. 127 p. 127 p. 127 p. 127 p. 127
37 128 Tomaso Pecci Perfidissimo volto p. 128 p. 128 p. 128 p. 128 p. 128
38 129 Tomaso Pecci Ahi che spent'e'l desio p. 129 p. 129 p. 129 p. 129 p. 129
39 130 Tomaso Pecci O donna, troppo crud'e troppo bella p. 130 p. 130 p. 130 p. 130 p. 130
40 131 Tomaso Pecci Ahi, ch'el mio cor si fuggi p. 131 p. 131 p. 131 p. 131 p. 131
41 132 Tomaso Pecci Dolce tormento mio p. 132 p. 132 p. 132 p. 132 p. 132
42 133 Tomaso Pecci Cosi pietosa i colpi rinovella p. 133 p. 133 p. 133 p. 133 p. 133
43 134 Tomaso Pecci Ch'io mora, ohime ch'io mora p. 134 p. 134 p. 134 p. 134 p. 134
44 135 Tomaso Pecci Quel neo, quel vago neo p. 135 p. 135 p. 135 p. 135 p. 135
45 136 Tomaso Pecci Sospir, che del bel petto di Madonna p. 136 p. 136 p. 136 p. 136 p. 136
46 137 Tomaso Pecci Amor io parto p. 137 p. 137 p. 137 p. 137 p. 137
47 138 Tomaso Pecci O nelle tue sventure aventurosa p. 138 p. 138 p. 138 p. 138 p. 138
48 139 Tomaso Pecci E pender semi viva p. 139 p. 139 p. 139 p. 139 p. 139
49 140 Tomaso Pecci Del piu leggiadro fiore p. 140 p. 140 p. 140 p. 140 p. 140

Oblong format, 230 x 175 mm. Collation details: see Wainwright (in Bibliography below). Layer 2 is paginated in ink by the copyist. Layer 1 was partly foliated in pencil in the early 20th century; this foliation was cancelled and replaced by the current pagination system in February 1989 (The full pagination system will therefore not be present in microfilms made before that date.) Late 17th-century bindings of the 'Aldrich binding' Type 1+; spines gold-tooled 'Z / V. B' [i.e. set 'Z', comprising 5 books], followed by numerals 'I-V' to distinguish the partbooks from one another. Bookplate 2. 19th-century shelfmarks: I.7.12-16.

Provenance: from the Aldrich bequest, listed in Dowding (main hand), item M.2.1, as 'Madrigali - MS / Del Prencipe di Venosa, Marco Gagliano, Lucr. Quintiani, Fontanelli & Tom Pecci. 5 Vol:'.

Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 49.

Bibliography:

  • Jonathan P. Wainwright, Musical Patronage in Seventeenth-Century England: Christopher, First Baron Hatton (1605-1670) (Aldershot and Brookfield VT, 1997), pp. 190-1 and 389-91. Find in a Library
  • Ruby Reid Thompson, 'Francis Tregian the Younger as Music Copyist: a Legend and an Alternative View', Music & Letters, 82 (2001), pp. 1-31. Find in a Library
This is one of the many music manuscripts at Christ Church copied by Henry Aldrich.