A single Tenor part-book, containing Motets ('Braikenridge Manuscript'), 1591
MS. Tenbury 1486
There appears at one time to have been a folio between the present fols. 2 and 3, and again between the present fols. 3 and 4.
- (fol. 1) Salve intemerata. Tallis [incomplete]
- (fol. 3) Laudate dominum. Tallis [incomplete]
- (fol. 4) Ave dei patris. R. Johnson [incomplete]
- (fol. 5v) Ne irascaris. Byrd
- (fol. 7) Tribulationes civitatum. Byrd
- (fol. 9) Miserere mei. Whyte [White]
- (fol. 12v) Gaude plurimum. Taverner
- (fol. 15) Ave dei patris. Tallis
- (fol. 18) Ave regina coelorum. Taverner
- (fol. 19v) Infelix ego. Byrd
- (fol. 21) Deus, venerunt gentes. Byrd
- (fol. 23v) Petrus beatus. Byrd
- (fol. 25) Cunctis diebus. Byrd
- (fol. 26) Retribue servo. [R. Parsons]
- (fol. 27v) Domine, quis habitabit? Tallis
- (fol. 29v) O quam gloriosum. Byrd
- (fol. 30) Ave rosa sine spinis. Tallis
- (fol. 32) O salutaris hostia. Anon.
- (fol. 32v) Vox patris celestis. [W. Mundy]
- (fol. 35) Miserere mei. [W. Mundy]
- (fol. 38) Anima Christ. [Parsons]
- (fol. 39v) Domine, quando veneris. [Bonus]
- (fol. 41) Absterge, Domine. [Tallis]
- (fol. 42v) Quare tristis es? Anon.
- (fol. 43v) Domine, quis habitabit? White
- (fol. 45) In resurrexione tua. Byrd
- (fol. 45v) Laetentur caeli. Byrd
Language of Materials
MS. Tenbury 1486
The 'Braikenridge Manuscript', as it is generally known, is in the hand of John Sadler (of Norwich) and belongs to the same set as the 'Willmott Manuscript', currently owned by the Berkeley Family of Spetchley Park, Worcestershire (see MS. Tenbury 1474, No. 1). It was formerly in the 'Braikenridge Collection' at Brislington, belonging to George Weare Braikenridge (whose initials are on the flyleaf). It passed to his son William Jerdone Braikenridge and then to the latter's nephew Alfred William Hall. It was purchased from him for 15 guineas by Canon Geoffrey Ryley, Fellow of St Michael's College, who presented it to the Library.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital images, a more detailed inventory and further information in DIAMM.
- Judith Blezzard, ‘Monsters and Messages: The Willmott and Braikenridge Manuscripts of Latin Tudor Church Music, 1591’. The Antiquaries Journal, 75 (1995), pp. 311–338.
10 3/4 × 7 3/4 inches obl.