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Set of four part-books containing Latin motets. Superius part, c 1600

MS. Tenbury 341

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One of four surviving part-books in a set (MSS. Tenbury 341-344), with 3 tipped-in letters from John Jebb to Frederick Lygon, 1864-1865. The Bassus book is missing from the set and the Quinta and Sexta Parts are bound together. The first four motets included in MSS. Tenbury 342-344 belong to a separate collection and are not present in the Superius part-book. The original pagination of all the four books begins with motet 'Emendemus' and ends with 'Decantabat'. Further motets are in MS. Tenbury 342 alone. Copied by a single scribe employed by Edward Paston of Norfolk.

  1. (fol. 1v) Emendemus. W. Byrd
  2. (fol. 2) Deus venerunt gentes (pars 1). W. Byrd
  3. (fol. 2) Posuerunt morticinia (pars 2). W. Byrd
  4. (fol. 2v) Effuderunt sanguinem (pars 3). W. Byrd
  5. (fol. 3) Opprobrium facti sumus (pars 4). W. Byrd
  6. (fol. 3v) Miserere mei Deus. W. Byrd
  7. (fol. 4) Circumdederunt me. W. Byrd
  8. (fol. 5) Memento Domine. W. Byrd
  9. (fol. 5v) Domine praestolamur (pars 1). W. Byrd
  10. (fol. 6) Veni Domine (pars 2). W. Byrd
  11. (fol. 6v) Tristitia et anxietas (pars 1). W. Byrd
  12. (fol. 7) Sed tu Domine (pars 2). W. Byrd
  13. (fol. 7v) Aspice Domine (pars 1). W. Byrd
  14. (fol. 8) Respice Domine (pars 2). W. Byrd
  15. (fol. 8v) Petrus beatus (pars 1). W. Byrd
  16. (fol. 8v) Quodcunque vinclis (pars 2). W. Byrd
  17. (fol. 9) Gloria Deo (pars 3). W. Byrd
  18. (fol. 9v) Apparebit in finem. W. Byrd
  19. (fol. 10) Domine tu jurasti. W. Byrd
  20. (fol. 10v) In resurrexione. W. Byrd
  21. (fol. 10v) Vigilate nescitis enim. W. Byrd
  22. (fol. 11v) Audivi vocem. W. Byrd
  23. (fol. 12) Vide Domine (pars 1). W. Byrd
  24. (fol. 12v) Sed veni Domine (pars 2). W. Byrd
  25. (fol. 13) Haec dicit Dominus vox (pars 1). W. Byrd
  26. (fol. 13v) Haec dicit Dominus quiescat (pars 2). W. Byrd
  27. (fol. 14) Domine secundum multitudinem. W. Byrd
  28. (fol. 14v) Laudate Dominum omnes gentes. T. Tallis
  29. (fol. 15) Fac cum servo tuo. W. Byrd
  30. (fol. 15v) O quam gloriosum (pars 1). W. Byrd
  31. (fol. 16) Benedictio et claritas (pars 2). W. Byrd
  32. (fol. 16v) Tribulationes civitatum (pars 1). W. Byrd
  33. (fol. 16v) Timor et hebitudo (pars 2). W. Byrd
  34. (fol. 17) Nos enim pro peccatis (pars 3). W. Byrd
  35. (fol. 17v) Ne irascaris (pars 1). W. Byrd
  36. (fol. 18) Civitas sancti tui (pars 2). W. Byrd
  37. (fol. 18v) Domine quis habitabit? (pars 1). T. Tallis
  38. (fol. 19v) Ad nihilum (pars 2). T. Tallis
  39. (fol. 20) Derelinquit impius. T. Tallis
  40. (fol. 20v) Sabbathum Maria Magdalena (Dum transisset). T. Tallis
  41. (fol. 21) O salutaris hostia. T. Tallis
  42. (fol. 21v) Adesto nunc [Salvator mundi]. T. Tallis
  43. (fol. 22) Tu fabricator. T. Tallis
  44. (fol. 22v) Tu libens votis. T. Tallis
  45. (fol. 22v) Solemnis urgebat dies. T. Tallis
  46. (fol. 23v) Hic nempe mundi. T. Tallis
  47. (fol. 24) Rex Christe. T. Tallis [really Anon.]
  48. (fol. 24v) Amavit eum Dominus. C. Tye [really Anon.]
  49. (fol. 25) Domine in virtute (pars 1). R. Johnson
  50. (fol. 25v) Magna gloria eius (pars 2). R. Johnson
  51. (fol. 26v) Incipit lamentatio. T. Tallis
  52. (fol. 27v) De lamentatione. T. Tallis
  53. (fol. 29) Heth. Peccatum peccavit. Robert White
  54. (fol. 31v) Miserere mei. R. White
  55. (fol. 34) Mater Christi. J. Taverner
  56. (fol. 34v) Dum transisset. Roose
  57. (fol. 35v) Salve intemerata. T. Tallis
  58. (fol. 37v) Magnificat. Et exultavit [O bone Jesu]. R. Fairfax [Fayrfax]
  59. (fol. 38v) Sospitati dedit. J. Taverner
  60. (fol. 39v) Musica leta. A. Ferrabosco
  61. (fol. 39v) Draco iste quem (1 pars). A. Ferrabosco
  62. (fol. 40v) Benedic anima (2 pars). A. Ferrabosco
  63. (fol. 40v) Qui emittis fontes. A. Ferrabosco
  64. (fol. 40v) Ingemuit Susanna. A. Ferrabosco
  65. (fol. 41v) Qui fundasti terram. A. Ferrabosco
  66. (fol. 41v) Mirabile misterium. A. Ferrabosco
  67. (fol. 42v) Cantate Domino (pars 1). A. Ferrabosco
  68. (fol. 43) Bene placitum est (pars 2). A. Ferrabosco
  69. (fol. 43v) Conserva me (pars 1). A. Ferrabosco
  70. (fol. 43v) Vias tuas (pars 2). A. Ferrabosco
  71. (fol. 44v) Peccantem me quotidie. A. Ferrabosco
  72. (fol. 45) Benedic anima mea. A. Ferrabosco
  73. (fol. 43v) Heu mihi Domine. A. Ferrabosco
  74. (fol. 43v) De lamentatione. A. Ferrabosco
  75. (fol. 46v) Ecce jam noctis. A. Ferrabosco
  76. (fol. 47) Aurora diem nuntiat A. Ferrabosco
  77. (fol. 47v) Ad Dominum. A. Ferrabosco
  78. (fol. 48) Surge propera (pars 1). A. Ferrabosco
  79. (fol. 48v) Surge propera (pars 2). A. Ferrabosco
  80. (fol. 49) In die tribulationis (pars 1). A. Ferrabosco
  81. (fol. 49v) Quoniam magnus es (pars 2). A. Ferrabosco
  82. (fol. 50) Virgo per incertos. A. Ferrabosco
  83. (fol. 50) Inclina Domine. A. Ferrabosco
  84. (fol. 50v) Benedicam Dominum (pars 1). A. Ferrabosco
  85. (fol. 51) Gustate et videte (pars 2). A. Ferrabosco
  86. (fol. 51v) Da pacem Domine. A. Ferrabosco
  87. (fol. 52) Incipit lamentatio A. Ferrabosco
  88. (fol. 53) Salve Regina (pars 1). Jacob Vaet
  89. (fol. 53v) Ad te suspiramus (pars 2). Jacob Vaet
  90. (fol. 53v) Et Jesum benedictum (pars 3). Jacob Vaet
  91. (fol. 54) Memento homo. W. Byrd
  92. (fol. 54v) Attollite portas. W. Byrd
  93. (fol. 55v) Fantazia [a6, II in G minor]. W. Byrd
  94. (fol. 56v) Infelix ego (pars 1). W. Byrd
  95. (fol. 57) Quid igitur (pars 2). W. Byrd
  96. (fol. 57) Ad te igitur (pars 3). W. Byrd
  97. (fol. 58) Christ rising again (pars 1). W. Byrd
  98. (fol. 58v) Christ is risen (pars 2). W. Byrd
  99. (fol. 59) Arise O Lord (pars 1). W. Byrd
  100. (fol. 59v) Help us O God (pars 2). W. Byrd
  101. (fol. 59v) Ego flos campi. Clemens non Papa
  102. (fol. 60v) Qui tollis peccata (pars 1) [Missa Puer natus est nobis]. T. Tallis
  103. (fol. 61) Benedictus (pars 2) [Missa Puer natus est nobis]. T. Tallis
  104. (fol. 61v) Suscipe quaeso (pars 1). T. Tallis
  105. (fol. 62) Si enim iniquitates (pars 2). T. Tallis
  106. (fol. 62) Et expecto [Missa Puer natus est nobis]. T. Tallis
  107. (fol. 62v) Decantabat populus. Orlando di Lasso [Lassus]


  • c 1600


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Tenbury 341

Custodial History

The books, in the original binding, are stamped with the name of Edward Paston and belonged in 1864 to the Hon. Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp, from whom they passed at that date to Sir Frederick Ouseley. In 1921 they were repaired at the British Museum and new backs supplied although the original covers were retained.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital images, a more detailed inventory and further information in DIAMM.


  • Philip Brett, ‘Edward Paston (1550-1630): a Norfolk gentleman and his musical collection’, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society , vol. 4, no. 1 (1964), pp. 51–69.


8 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom