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English church music in score, early 18th cent.

MS. Tenbury 1504

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The verso of the fly-leaf is endorsed 'Book No. 6' in the same hand as a corresponding endorsement in MS. Tenbury 1503, and the same scribe is responsible for identifying one or two composers. The top corners of the folios have suffered badly from damp, and new folio numbers have been added at the foot. The composers of most of the anthems remain unidentified. Perhaps the inclusion of works by James Hawkins and Thomas Kempton, both relatively obscure composers who were organists of Ely Cathedral, suggests an Ely provenance. Folios 84-92 are in a different hand from the rest of the volume, namely that of James Hawkins.
  1. (fols. 1-11) Verse Morning (Te Deum, Jubilate) and Evening (Cantate, Deus M.) Service in A major. Henry Aldrich
  2. (fols. 12-16) Chanting Evening (Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis) Service in C minor. James Hawkins
  3. (fols. 16v-19) Chanting Evening (Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis) Service in C major. Thomas Kempton
  4. (fols. 19v-23) Hear, O thou shepherd of Israel. Janes Hawkins
  5. (fols. 23v-29) O sing unto the Lord a new song, all the whole earth
  6. (fols. 29v-31v) Lord, thou hast been our refuge
  7. (fols. 32-33) Turn thy face, O Lord
  8. (fols. 33v-35) Lord, remember David
  9. (fols. 35-36v) Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place
  10. (fols. 37-38v) I will magnify thee, O Lord
  11. (fols. 39-41) I will call upon the Lord
  12. (fols. 41-43v) Haste thee, O God
  13. (fols. 44-47) O praise God in his holiness
  14. (fols. 47v-49v) O give thanks unto the Lord, and call
  15. (fols. 50-54) In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust
  16. (fols. 54v-57) Hold not thy tongue
  17. (fols. 58-60v) O be joyful in God all ye lands. James Hawkins
  18. (fols. 61-63v) The Lord is ris'n
  19. (fols. 64-67) Sing joyfully unto God
  20. (fols. 67v-69v) Rejoice in the Lord alway
  21. (fols. 70-75) I am well pleased. Henry Aldrich, from Carissimi
  22. (fols. 76-79v) Thy word is a lantern. Henry Purcell
  23. (fols. 80-83v) Lord, how are they increased. John Blow
  24. (fols. 84-85) I waited patiently. William Croft
  25. (fols. 85-90v) Sing unto God. William Croft
  26. (fols. 90v-92) O Lord my God. Pelham Humfrey
  27. (fols. 93-97) Burial Service (Verse setting in C minor)
  28. (fols. 97v-102v) I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord
  29. (fols. 103-106) Blessed is he that considereth the poor
  30. (fols. 107-108v) The Lord is righteous. William Turner
  31. (fols. 108v-112v) I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live. William Croft
  32. (fols. 112v) Non nobis Domine. [At one time attributed to Byrd]


  • early 18th cent.


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Tenbury 1504

Custodial History

Bookplate of W. H. Cummings.


12 1/2 × 7 3/4 inches

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom