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Set of four part-books containing Latin Motets. Quinta et Sexta Pars bound together, c 1600

MS. Tenbury 342

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One of four surviving part-books in a set (MSS. Tenbury 341-344). The Bassus book is missing from the set and the Quinta and Sexta Parts are bound together; here, when two folio numbers are shown in the list, one relates to the Quinta pars and the other to the Sexta pars; when more than two folios are shown, the numbers refer to other voice parts (not present in the appropriate part-books). 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. 1) Tristis est anima. Orlando di Lasso [Lassus]
  2. (fol. 1v and 2) Benedixisti Domine (pars 1). Jacob Meiland
  3. (fol. 2v and 3) Converte nos (pars 2). Jacob Meiland
  4. (fol. 3v and 4) Ave Regina. Orlando di Lasso [Lassus]
  5. (fol. 5v) Emendemus. W. Byrd
  6. (fol. 6) Deus venerunt gentes (pars 1). W. Byrd
  7. (fol. 6) Posuerunt morticinia (pars 2). W. Byrd
  8. (fol. 6v) Effuderunt sanguinem (pars 3). W. Byrd
  9. (fol. 7) Opprobrium facti sumus (pars 4). W. Byrd
  10. (fol. 7v) Miserere mei Deus. W. Byrd
  11. (fol. 8) Circumdederunt me. W. Byrd
  12. (fol. 9) Memento Domine. W. Byrd
  13. (fol. 9v) Domine praestolamur (pars 1). W. Byrd
  14. (fol. 10) Veni Domine (pars 2). W. Byrd
  15. (fol. 10v) Tristitia et anxietas (pars 1). W. Byrd
  16. (fol. 11) Sed tu Domine (pars 2). W. Byrd
  17. (fol. 11v) Aspice Domine (pars 1). W. Byrd
  18. (fol. 12) Respice Domine (pars 2). W. Byrd
  19. (fol. 12v) Petrus beatus (pars 1). W. Byrd
  20. (fol. 12v) Quodcunque vinclis (pars 2). W. Byrd
  21. (fol. 13) Gloria Deo (pars 3). W. Byrd
  22. (fol. 13v) Apparebit in finem. W. Byrd
  23. (fol. 14) Domine tu jurasti. W. Byrd
  24. (fol. 14v) In resurrexione. W. Byrd
  25. (fol. 14v) Vigilate nescitis enim. W. Byrd
  26. (fol. 15v) Audivi vocem. W. Byrd
  27. (fol. 16) Vide Domine (pars 1). W. Byrd
  28. (fol. 16v) Sed veni Domine (pars 2). W. Byrd
  29. (fol. 17) Haec dicit Dominus vox (pars 1). W. Byrd
  30. (fol. 17v) Haec dicit Dominus quiescat (pars 2). W. Byrd
  31. (fol. 18) Domine secundum multitudinem. W. Byrd
  32. (fol. 18v) Laudate Dominum. T. Tallis
  33. (fol. 19) Fac cum servo. W. Byrd
  34. (fol. 19v) O quam gloriosum (pars 1). W. Byrd
  35. (fol. 20) Benedictio et claritas (pars 2). W. Byrd
  36. (fol. 20v) Tribulationes civitatum (pars 1). W. Byrd
  37. (fol. 20v) Timor et hebetudo (pars 2). W. Byrd
  38. (fol. 21) Nos enim pro peccatis (pars 3). W. Byrd
  39. (fol. 21v) Ne irascaris (pars 1). W. Byrd
  40. (fol. 22) Civitas sancti tui (pars 2). W. Byrd
  41. (fol. 22v) Domine quis habitabit (pars 1). T. Tallis
  42. (fol. 23v) Ad nihilum (pars 2). T. Tallis
  43. (fol. 24) Derelinquit impius. T. Tallis
  44. (fol. 24v) Sabbathum Maria Magdalena (Dum transisset). T. Tallis
  45. (fol. 25) O salutaris hostia. T. Tallis
  46. (fol. 25v) Adesto nunc insert [Salvator mundi]. T. Tallis
  47. (fol. 26) Tu fabricator T. Tallis
  48. (fol. 26v) Tu libens votis. T. Tallis
  49. (fol. 26v) Solemnis urgebat dies. T. Tallis
  50. (fol. 27v) Hic nempe mundi. T. Tallis
  51. (fol. 28) Rex Christe. T. Tallis [really Anon.]
  52. (fol. 28v) Amavit eum Dominus. C. Tye [really Anon.]
  53. (fol. 29) Domine in virtute (pars 1). R. Johnson
  54. (fol. 29v) Magna gloria eius (pars 2). R. Johnson
  55. (fol. 30v) Incipit lamentatio. T. Tallis
  56. (fol. 31v) De lamentatione. T. Tallis
  57. (fol. 33) Heth. Peccatum peccavit. Robert White
  58. (fol. 35v) Miserere mei. R. White
  59. (fol. 38) Mater Christi. J. Taverner
  60. (fol. 38v) Dum transisset. Roose
  61. (fol. 39v) Salve intemerata. T. Tallis
  62. (fol. 41v) Magnificat. Et exultavit. R. Fairfax [Fayrfax]
  63. (fol. 42v) Sospitati dedit. J. Taverner
  64. (fol. 43v) Musica leta. A. Ferrabosco
  65. (fol. 43v) Draco iste quem (1 pars). A. Ferrabosco [title only]
  66. (fol. 44) Benedic anima (2 pars). A. Ferrabosco [title only]
  67. (fol. 44v) Qui emittis fontes. A. Ferrabosco [title only]
  68. (fol. 44v) Ingemuit Susanna. A. Ferrabosco
  69. (fol. 45v) Qui fundasti terram. A. Ferrabosco [title only]
  70. (fol. 43v) Mirabile misterium. A. Ferrabosco
  71. (fol. 46v) Cantate Domino (pars 1). A. Ferrabosco [title only]
  72. (fol. 47) Bene placitum est (pars 2). A. Ferrabosco [title only]
  73. (fol. 47v) Conserva me (pars 1). A. Ferrabosco
  74. (fol. 48) Vias tuas (pars 2) A. Ferrabosco
  75. (fol. 48v) Peccantem me quotidie. A. Ferrabosco
  76. (fol. 49) Benedic anima mea. A. Ferrabosco [title only]
  77. (fol. 49v) Heu mihi Domine. A. Ferrabosco
  78. (fol. 49v) De lamentatione. A. Ferrabosco
  79. (fol. 51v) Ad Dominum. A. Ferrabosco
  80. (fol. 52) Surge propera (pars 1). A. Ferrabosco
  81. (fol. 52v) Surge propera (pars 2). A. Ferrabosco
  82. (fol. 53) In die tribulationis (pars 1). A. Ferrabosco
  83. (fol. 53v and 54) Quoniam magnus es (pars 2). A. Ferrabosco
  84. (fol. 54v and 55) Virgo per incertos. A. Ferrabosco
  85. (fol. 55v and 56) Inclina Domine. A. Ferrabosco
  86. (fol. 56v and 57) Benedicam Dominum (pars 1). A. Ferrabosco
  87. (fol. 57v and 58) Gustate et videte (pars 2). A. Ferrabosco
  88. (fol. 58v and 59) Da pacem Domine. A. Ferrabosco
  89. (fol. 59v and 60) Incipit lamentatio A. Ferrabosco
  90. (fol. 62v and 63) Salve Regina (pars 1). Jacob Vaet
  91. (fol. 63v, 63v, 64 and 64) Ad te suspiramus (pars 2). Jacob Vaet
  92. (fol. 64v and 65) Et Jesum benedictum (pars 3). Jacob Vaet
  93. (fol. 65v and 66) Memento homo. W. Byrd
  94. (fol. 66v and 67) Attollite portas. W. Byrd
  95. (fol. 67v and 68) Fantazia [a6, II in G minor]. W. Byrd
  96. (fol. 68v and 69) Infelix ego (pars 1). W. Byrd
  97. (fol. 69v and 70) Quid igitur (pars 2). W. Byrd
  98. (fol. 70v and 71) Ad te igitur (pars 3). W. Byrd
  99. (fol. 71v and 72) Christ rising again (pars 1). W. Byrd
  100. (fol. 72v and 73) Christ is risen (pars 2). W. Byrd
  101. (fol. 73v) Arise O Lord (pars 1). W. Byrd
  102. (fol. 73v and 74) Help us O God (pars 2). W. Byrd
  103. (fol. 74v and 75) Ego flos campi. Clemens non Papa
  104. (fol. 75v and 76) Qui tollis peccata (pars 1) [Missa Puer natus est nobis]. T. Tallis
  105. (fol. 76v and 77) Benedictus (pars 2) [Missa Puer natus est nobis]. T. Tallis
  106. (fol. 77v and 78) Suscipe quaeso (pars 1). T. Tallis
  107. (fol. 78v and 79) Si enim iniquitates (pars 2). T. Tallis
  108. (fol. 79v and 80) Et expecto [Missa Puer natus est nobis]. T. Tallis
  109. (fol. 80v and 81) Decantabat populus. Orlando di Lasso [Lassus]
  110. (fol. 81v, 81v, 82 and 82) O lux beata. W. Byrd
  111. (fol. 82v, 82v, 83 and 83) Gaude plurimum Virgo. J. Taverner
  112. (fol. 83v, 83v and 84) Gaude Maria virgo. J. Taverner
  113. (fol. 84v, 84v and 85) Gaude Maria Jesum. J. Taverner
  114. (fol. 85v, 85v and 86) Annae mulieris. T. Tallis
  115. (fol. 86v, 86v and 87) Per haec nos. T. Tallis
  116. (fol. 87v, 87v and 88) Conserva me [O. Parsley]
  117. (fol. 88v, 88v and 89) In Deo [Magnificat O bone Jesu]. R. Fairfax [Fayrfax]
  118. (fol. 88v, 89 and 89) Superbos [Magnificat O bone Jesu]. R. Fairfax [Fayrfax]
  119. (fol. 89v, 89v and 90) Peccatum peccavit. R. White
  120. (fol. 90v, 90v and 91) Singularis privilegii. J. Shepherd [Sheppard]
  121. (fol. 91v, 91v and 92) Verbi tui fulminibus. Wodde
  122. (fol. 92v, 92v and 93) Tu nimirum. T. Tallis
  123. (fol. 93v, 93v and 94) Ave Domini filia. R. Johnson
  124. (fol. 94v, 94v and 95) Ave Dei patris. T. Tallis
  125. (fol. 95v, 95v and 96) Ave Domini filia. T. Tallis
  126. (fol. 96v, 96 and 97) Infelix ego. W. Byrd (wrongly ascribed to Taverner)
  127. (fol. 97v, 97v and 98) Qui tollis [Missa Corona spinea]. J. Taverner
  128. (fol. 98v, 98v and 99) Qui tollis [Missa Corona spinea]. J. Taverner
  129. (fol. 98v, 99 and 99) Gloria tua [Missa Gloria tibi trinitas]. J. Taverner
  130. (fol. 99v, 99v and 100) Maria Stella [Ave rosa sine spinus]. T. Tallis
  131. (fol. 99v, 100 and 100) Qui jurat [Domine quis habitavit]. R. White
  132. (fol. 100v, 100v and 101) Qui tollis [Missa Corona spinea]. J. Taverner
  133. (fol. 100v, 101 and 101) Crucifixus [Small devotion Mass]. J. Taverner
  134. (fol. 101v, 101v, and 102) Esto nobis via recta [Ave Dei patris filia]. T. Tallis
  135. (fol. 101v, 101v and 102) Ergo laudes Nicholas. J. Taverner
  136. (fol. 102v, 102v and 103) Domine Deus [Missa Corona spinea]. J. Taverner
  137. (fol. 103v, 103v and 104) Crucifixus [Missa Gloria tibi trinitas]. J. Taverner
  138. (fol. 104v, 104v, 104v and 104) Laus Deo. Clemens non Papa


  • c 1600


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Tenbury 342

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