Manuscript. Contrafacta and other adaptations by Henry Aldrich, copied in score by John Church; English, early 18th century. Evidently a partner volume to Mus. 50.
The contents are arranged in two sequences:
Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.
Upright format, 333 x 207 mm. 24 gatherings, each of 2 nested
bifolios (= 4 folios); 96 folios in total. Of these, gatherings
1 and 24 were used as endleaves or pastedowns, and are unpaginated;
Church's index to the volume is written on f.[4r]. The remaining
gatherings are arranged as follows:
Unused ruled staves on pp. 108-112 and *62-64. Contemporary binding of dark blue leather over boards, gold tooled with fillets and small ornaments on the upper and lower covers and spine. Bookplate 2. 19th-century shelfmark: I.8.15
Provenance: from the Aldrich bequest, listed in Dowding (main hand) at position P6 as 'A Vol. of 11 Verse & 13 full Anthems / of Dr Aldrich fairly wrote'. The shelfmark 'P.6' has been written by Hind on the front flyleaf of the volume.
Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 25.
For a full list of manuscripts at Christ Church copied by John Church, see the entry for Mus. 50.
Bibliography:Robert Shay (ed.), Henry Aldrich: Selected Anthems and Motet Recompositions, Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, 85 (Madison, 1998): includes editions of items 5, 7, 9, 17, 21 and 23.