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A single Bass part-book (from a probable set of five), containing masses and motets of the early Tudor composers, c 1575

MS. Tenbury 1464

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Copied in England by a single scribe, except for the last six items, which contain slightly later additions in three different hands.
  1. (fol. 1) Super septem planetarum. Osbert Persley [Parsley]
  2. (fol. 1v) The song upon the Dial. Osbert Persley [Parsley]
  3. (fol. 2) Lamentations. Osbert Persley [Parsley]
  4. (fol. 3v) Plangete vivos. Philip the Italian [Van Wilder]
  5. (fol. 5) Domine, in virtute (pars i); Magna gloria eius (pars ii). Robert Johnson
  6. (fol. 8) In nomine. William Byrd
  7. (fol. 8v) In nomine. Christopher Tye
  8. (fol. 9) My death bed. Christopher Tye
  9. (fol. 9v) My farewell. Christopher Tye
  10. (fol. 10) Hold fast. Christopher Tye
  11. (fol. 10v) The flats. Christopher Tye
  12. (fol. 11) In nomine. Osbert Persley [Parsley]
  13. (fol. 12) In nomine. R. White
  14. (fol. 12v) Alma Redemptoris. Anon.
  15. (fol. 13) Angelus ad pastores. [O. di Lasso/Lassus]
  16. (fol. 14) O death rock me asleep. Anon.
  17. (fol. 14) Godliness is great riches
  18. (fol. 15) Sol mi ut. Christopher Tye
  19. (fol. 15v) Amavit eum Dominus. [Tye]
  20. (fol. 16) Eternae laudis lilium. Robert Fayrfax
  21. (fol. 17v) O Maria deo grata, or Albanus. Robert Fayrfax
  22. (fol. 20) Lauda vivi Alpha et O. Robert Fayrfax
  23. (fol. 22) Gaude flore. Robert Fayrfax
  24. (fol. 24) Maria plena virtute. Robert Fayrfax
  25. (fol. 27) Virgo sacrata Maria (Mater Christi). John Taverner
  26. (fol. 28) Ave dei patris. Robert Fayrfax
  27. (fol. 30) Gaude plurimum. John Taverner
  28. (fol. 31v) Ave dei patris. John Taverner
  29. (fol. 33v) Ave dei patris. Robert Johnson
  30. (fol. 34v) Salve intemerata. Thomas Tallis
  31. (fol. 37v) Miserere mei. Christopher Tye
  32. (fol. 39) Gloria tibi Trinitas (Mass). John Taverner
  33. (fol. 46) Vidi civitatem. Nicolas Gumbert [Gombert?/Van Wilder?]
  34. (fol. 47) Small Devotion (Mass). John Taverner
  35. (fol. 51v) The Mean Mass. John Taverner
  36. (fol. 54v) Mass (salve intemerata). Thomas Tallis
  37. (fol. 58) Conserva me Domine. Osbert Persley [Parsley]
  38. (fol. 59v) De lamentatione. Thomas Tallis
  39. (fol. 61v) Salvator mundi [Adesto nunc propicius]. [Tallis]
  40. (fol. 62) Jesu salvator [Tu fabricator omnium]. [Tallis]
  41. (fol. 62v) Iam Christus. [Solemnis urgebat dies]. [Tallis]
  42. (fol. 63) Aeterne Rex. [Tallis?/Sheppard?]
  43. (fol. 63v) Exultet coelum [Hic nempe mundi]. [Sheppard]
  44. (fol. 64) Hic Deum coeli [Quod chorus vatum]. Thomas Tallis
  45. (fol. 64v) In nomine Jesu. Osbert Persley [Parsley]
  46. (fol. 65v) O sacrum convivium. Thomas Tallis
  47. (fol. 66) O salutaris hostia. Thomas Tallis
  48. (fol. 66v) Absterge Domine. Thomas Tallis
  49. (fol. 67v) Domine, quis habitabit? Thomas Tallis
  50. (fol. 69v) Job, tonso capite. Thomas Criquillon [Crecquillon; really Clemens non Papa]
  51. (fol. 70v) My soul, O God
  52. (fol. 72v) Manus tuae. Mr White
  53. (fol. 73v) Domine non. Thomas Criquillon [Crecquillon; really R. White]
  54. (fol. 74v) Miserere me Deus. Thomas Criquillon [Crecquillon; really R. White]
  55. (fol. 77v) Lamentationes. Robert Parsons [really R. White]
  56. (fol. 80) Magnificat. R. Parsons
  57. (fol. 82v) Educes de tribulatione. William Gobbold [Cobbold]
  58. (fol. 83) Ave terrarum Domina [Post partum virgo]
  59. (fol. 83v) Dominus tecum virgo serena [Ave Maria]
  60. (fol. 84) Mariam concrepando symphonia nectarea [Hac clara die]
  61. (fol. 85) O sancta Trinitas
  62. (fol. 85v) Ave Virgo Singularis


  • c 1575


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Tenbury 1464

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This volume was bought from Quarich in 1937, for nine guineas.

Existence and Location of Copies

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


8 × 10 1/2 inches obl.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom