Manuscript. Organ accompaniments to service music and anthems, copied jointly by Henry Aldrich (item 1) and Edward Lowe (items 2-19); English, before 1677 (on account of references to John Blow as 'Mr', not 'Dr'). For a partner volume, see Mus. 526.
Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.
Upright format, 180 x 117 mm. 121 folios, foliated in modern pencil. Unused staves on ff. 72v-78r and 120r-121v. 17th-century binding of brown leather over boards, of the 'Aldrich binding' Type 1. Bookplate 2. 19th-century shelfmark: I.7.27.
Provenance: presumably from the Aldrich bequest. The earliest catalogue entry for this item is by Hind (in Dowding), where it is listed at position M.4.6 as 'Orlando Gibbons's Service in Ffaut &c.' In Mus. 525 itself, the shelfmark 'M.4.6' is written in ink of the first flyleaf.
Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 22.
This is one of the many music manuscripts at Christ Church copied by Henry Aldrich.
This is one of the many music manuscripts at Christ Church copied by Edward Lowe.