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Seventy-one Italian and Latin songs for 5, and forty-nine for 6 voices, written in 1631 by T. Hamond

MSS. Mus. f. 1-6

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Seventy-one Italian and Latin songs for 5, and forty-nine for 6 voices (the 'Cantus', 'Quintus', 'Altus', 'Sextus', 'Tenor' and 'Bassus' parts, each in a separate book). The authors' names are:

  1. Bona, Valerio
  2. Byrde, William (many)
  3. Croce, Johannes
  4. Fabritio, Albino
  5. Felis, Stephanas
  6. Ferabosco, Alfonso
  7. Ferretti, Giovanni
  8. Gastoldi, Giovanni Giacomo
  9. Lupo, Tommaso
  10. Marenzio, Luca
  11. Massaini, Tiburto
  12. Mel, Rinaldi del
  13. Monte, Philippus de
  14. Morley, Thomas
  15. Paradiso, Rinaldi
  16. Pevernage, Andrè
  17. Phillips, Peter
  18. Stabile, Annibal
  19. Vecchi, Horatio
  20. Victorio, Ltidovicus de
  21. Violante, Giovanni Francesco
  22. Wilbye, John.

There are full lists in each volume, but there is no Sextus part of the songs for 5 voices. Notes in the volumes testify that Thomas Hamond of Cressners in Hawkedon (co. Suffolk) copied these volumes in 1631, chiefly from George Kirby's black books, which were sold after Kirby's death to sir John Holland in 1634. As late as 1661 the present volumes were still in their writer's possession.

Fragments of court rolls of Wethersfield (co. Essex) in 1606-1607 are in MSS. Mus. f. 1-2, 4-5.

At MS. Mus. f. 3 (fol. 95) and MS. Mus. f. 6 (fol. 2V) is a letter from John Paschall to (Thomas ?) Hammond, 5 Dec. 1622.


  • Creation: written in 1631 by T. Hamond

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Italian
  • Latin

Physical Description



MSS. Mus. f. 1-6

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, nos. 16819-16824

Related Materials

See also MSS. Mus. f. 7-28, T. Hamond has written some verses in several of these volumes.

Physical Description


Physical Facet

On paper


6 1/4 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom