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Latin motets by English composers. Set of five part-books (Cantus, Quintus, Altus, Tenor and Bassus), late 16th cent.

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MSS. Tenbury 354-358

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This set of books was repaired in 1922 at the British Museum when fresh backs had to be provided although the covers were retained. Copied by a single scribe, employed by Edward Paston of Norfolk; the hand is similar to that of MSS. Tenbury 349-353, 369-373 and 1469-1471.

For four voices:
  1. (fol. 1) Gratias agimus. Robert Fairfax [Fayrfax]
  2. (fol. 1v) Et resurrexit
  3. (fol. 2) Et in unum dominum
  4. (fol. 2v) Dona nobis
  5. (fol. 2v) Agnus dei. John Taverner
  6. (fol. 3v) Gaude sancta virgo. Thomas Tallis
  7. (fol. 4) Exaudiat. Robert White
  8. (fol. 4v) Veniat mihi. Robert White
  9. (fol. 5) Domine non est. Robert White
  10. (fol. 5v) Sicut oblectatus est. Robert White
  11. (fol. 6) O vos omnes. Robert White
  12. (fol. 6v) Et in terra pax. John Taverner
  13. (fol. 6v) Laudamus te. John Taverner
  14. (fol. 6v) Domine labia. John Shepherd [Sheppard]
  15. (fol. 7) Gaude virgo. Thomas Tallis
  16. (fol. 7v) Sicut locutus Robert Parsons
  17. (fol. 8) Sicut erat. Robert Parsons
  18. (fol. 8v) Esurientes. Robert Parsons
  19. (fol. 9) Et incarnatus. John Taverner
  20. (fol. 9v) Sicut locutus. Robert White
  21. (fol. 10) Ave plena. Robert Johnson
  22. (fol. 10v) Omnes populi. Robert White
  23. (fol. 10v) Retribue servo tuo. William Byrd
  24. (fol. 11v) Incola ego sum. William Byrd
  25. (fol. 12) Euge coeli. Thomas Tallis
  26. (fol. 12v) Maria Stella. Thomas Tallis
  27. (fol. 12v) Esto nobis via. John Taverner
  28. (fol. 13) Ergo laudes. John Taverner
  29. (fol. 13v) Gloria tua. John Taverner
  30. (fol. 14) Effunde quaeso. Woodes [John Wood]
  31. (fol. 14v) Domine quis habitat. Robert White
  32. (fol. 14v) Nam qui corde. John Taverner
  33. (fol. 15) Et semini eius. John Taverner
  34. (fol. 15v) Quia fecit. Robert White
  35. (fol. 16) In nomine. Robert Johnson
  36. (fol. 16v) In nomine. Robert White
  37. (fol. 17v) In nomine. Robert Parsons
  38. (fol. 18v) In nomine. Robert White
  39. (fol. 19v) In nomine. Thomas Tallis
  40. (fol. 20v) In nomine. Robert White
  41. (fol. 21v) In nomine. John Taverner
  42. (fol. 22) Christe redemptor. William Byrd
  43. (fol. 22v) Christe redemptor. William Byrd
  44. (fol. 23) Miserere. [William Byrd]
  45. (fol. 23v) Te lucis. William Byrd = Christe qui lux (III)
  46. (fol. 23) Sermone blando. William Byrd
  47. (fol. 23v) Sermone blando. William Byrd
  48. (fol. 24) Precamur. William Byrd = Christe qui lux (I)
  49. (fol. 24v) [Christe qui lux (II). William Byrd and an unidentified piece]
For five voices:
  1. (fol. 25) O gloriosissina. Robert Fairfax [Fayrfax]
  2. (fol. 25v) Ave dei patris. Thomas Tallis
  3. (fol. 26) O gloriosissima. Thomas Tallis
  4. (fol. 26v) Et exultavit. Robert Fairfax [Fayrfax]
  5. (fol. 26v) In deo. Robert Fairfax [Fayrfax]
  6. (fol. 26) Superbos. Robert Fairfax [Fayrfax]
  7. (fol. 27) Salutare meo. Robert Fairfax [Fayrfax]
  8. (fol. 27v) In secula seculorum. Robert Fairfax [Fayrfax]
  9. (fol. 27v) Ave dei patris. Robert Johnson
  10. (fol. 28) Eteme caritatis. Robert Johnson
  11. (fol. 28v) Tui filii. Robert Johnson
  12. (fol. 28v) Ave domini filia. Robert Johnson
  13. (fol. 29v) Ave plena gratia. Robert Johnson
  14. (fol. 30v) Ave virgo foeta. Robert Johnson
  15. (fol. 31v) Gaude plurimum. John Taverner
  16. (fol. 32v) Gaude Maria. John Taverner
  17. (fol. 33) Gaude sacradssima. John Taverner
  18. (fol. 34v) Gaude Maria Jesu mater. John Taverner
  19. (fol. 35v) Gaudeamus itaque. John Taverner
  20. (fol. 35v) Eundem igitur. John Taverner
  21. (fol. 36) Salve intemerata. Thomas Tallis
  22. (fol. 37) Annae mulieris. Thomas Tallis
  23. (fol. 37v) Et dum eum. Thomas Tallis
  24. (fol. 38v) In nimirum. Thomas Tallis
  25. (fol. 39) Per haec nos. Thomas Tallis
  26. (fol. 39v) Te precamur. Thomas Tallis
  27. (fol. 40v) Secundum humanitatem. Thomas Tallis
  28. (fol. 41) Qui tollis
  29. (fol. 41v) In nomine. John Bull
  30. (fol. 42v) In nomine. Robert Parsons
  31. (fol. 43v) In nomine. Robert White
  32. (fol. 44v) In nomine. William Byrd
  33. (fol. 45v) Mater Christi. John Taverner
  34. (fol. 46v) Blessed are those. Thomas Tallis

Dates

  • late 16th cent.

Extent

1 box (5 part-books)

Shelfmark

MSS. Tenbury 354-358

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital images, a more detailed inventory and further information about MS. Tenbury 354 in DIAMM.
Existence and Location of Copies Digital images, a more detailed inventory and further information about MS. Tenbury 355 in DIAMM.
Existence and Location of Copies Digital images, a more detailed inventory and further information about MS. Tenbury 356 in DIAMM.
Existence and Location of Copies Digital images, a more detailed inventory and further information about MS. Tenbury 357 in DIAMM.
Existence and Location of Copies Digital images, a more detailed inventory and further information about MS. Tenbury 358 in DIAMM.

Bibliography

  • 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.

Dimensions

8 1/4 x 5 inches obl.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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