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A single Tenor part-book, containing Motets ('Braikenridge Manuscript'), 1591

MS. Tenbury 1486

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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.
  1. (fol. 1) Salve intemerata. Tallis [incomplete]
  2. (fol. 3) Laudate dominum. Tallis [incomplete]
  3. (fol. 4) Ave dei patris. R. Johnson [incomplete]
  4. (fol. 5v) Ne irascaris. Byrd
  5. (fol. 7) Tribulationes civitatum. Byrd
  6. (fol. 9) Miserere mei. Whyte [White]
  7. (fol. 12v) Gaude plurimum. Taverner
  8. (fol. 15) Ave dei patris. Tallis
  9. (fol. 18) Ave regina coelorum. Taverner
  10. (fol. 19v) Infelix ego. Byrd
  11. (fol. 21) Deus, venerunt gentes. Byrd
  12. (fol. 23v) Petrus beatus. Byrd
  13. (fol. 25) Cunctis diebus. Byrd
  14. (fol. 26) Retribue servo. [R. Parsons]
  15. (fol. 27v) Domine, quis habitabit? Tallis
  16. (fol. 29v) O quam gloriosum. Byrd
  17. (fol. 30) Ave rosa sine spinis. Tallis
  18. (fol. 32) O salutaris hostia. Anon.
  19. (fol. 32v) Vox patris celestis. [W. Mundy]
  20. (fol. 35) Miserere mei. [W. Mundy]
  21. (fol. 38) Anima Christ. [Parsons]
  22. (fol. 39v) Domine, quando veneris. [Bonus]
  23. (fol. 41) Absterge, Domine. [Tallis]
  24. (fol. 42v) Quare tristis es? Anon.
  25. (fol. 43v) Domine, quis habitabit? White
  26. (fol. 45) In resurrexione tua. Byrd
  27. (fol. 45v) Laetentur caeli. Byrd


  • 1591


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Tenbury 1486

Custodial History

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.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom