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Autograph part books for instrumental music by William Lawes, 1st half of the 17th cent.

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MSS. Mus. Sch. d. 238-240

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Fair copies, working from both ends of the volumes. MS. Mus. Sch. d. 238 (i), bass viol and (nos. 17-27) theorbo; MS. Mus. Sch. d. 239 (ii), violin; MS. Mus. Sch. d. 240 (iii), violin and (nos. 17-30) bass viol. These manuscripts appear on the 1682 list of the Music School collection with MS. Mus. Sch. d. 229.

1-8: [Consort suites] in 3 parts, violin, bass viol, organ. Fantazias and 2 Airs [Alman and Galliard] separately numbered 25-48. ('Violin sonatas', 3 parts, L1-8). Copied on the same pages in MSS. Mus. Sch. d. 238 and 240.

9-16: [Consort suites] in 4 parts, 2 violins, bass viol, organ. Fantazias and 2 Airs [Alman and Galliard] separately numbered 25-48. ('Violin sonatas', 4 parts, L1-8).

17-27: [Harp consorts], harp, bass viol, violin and theorbo. Alman, 2 Corants, Saraband, unless otherwise described. Separately numbered 1-30. (L1-11).

28-30 (volume reversed): [Suites] for 2 bass viols and organ. (L1-3).
  1. (fols. 3v-5) G minor. Printed, Musica Britannica, no. 12;
  2. (fols. 5v-7) G major;
  3. (fols. 7v-9) A minor;
  4. (fols. 9v-11) C major;
  5. (fols. 11v-13) D minor. Ed. C. Arnold, published by Stainer & Bell, [1958];
  6. (fols. 13v-15) D major;
  7. (fols. 15v-17) D minor. Printed, Musica Britannica, no. 13;
  8. (fols. 17v-19) D major. Printed, Musica Britannica, no. 14;
  9. (i, iii, fols. 19v-21; ii, fols. 3v-5) G minor. Printed, Musica Britannica. no. 15;
  10. (i, iii, fols. 21v-23; ii, fols. 5-7) G major;
  11. (i, iii, fols. 23v-25; ii, fols. 7v-9) A minor ;
  12. (i, iii, fols. 25v-27; ii, fols. 9v-11) C major. Published by the Viola da Gamba Society, ed. G. Dodd, no. 42, 1967;
  13. (i, iii, fols. 27v-29; ii, fols. 11v-13) D minor. Ed. C. Arnold, published by Stainer & Bell, [1958];
  14. (i, iii, fols. 29v-31; ii, fols. 13v-15) D major. Printed, Musica Britannica, no. 16;
  15. (i, iii, fol. 31v-33; ii, fols. 15v-17) D minor. Printed, Musica Britannica, no. 17;
  16. (i, iii, fols. 33v-35; ii, fols. 17v-19) D major;
  17. (i, fols. 35v-36; ii, fols. 19v-20; iii, fols. 35v-37v) G minor. Printed, Musica Britannica, no. 8;
  18. (i, fols. 37v-38; ii, fols. 21v-22; iii, fols. 40-41v) G major;
  19. (i, fols. 38v-39; ii, fols. 22v-23; iii, fols. 42-43v.) 2 Airs, Corant and Saraband in D minor;
  20. (i, fols. 39v-40; ii, fols. 24-25; iii, fols. 44-46) D major;
  21. (i, fols. 40v-41v; ii, fols. 25v-29; iii, fols. 46v-50.) 2 Almans, 2 Corants and Saraband in D major;
  22. (i, fol. 41v; ii, fol. 29; iii, fol. 50.) Air in G major;
  23. (i, fol. 42; ii, fols. 29v-30; iii, fols. 50v-52) Pavan in G major. Printed, Musica Britannica, no. 9;
  24. (i, fol. 42v; ii, fols. 30v-32; iii, fols. 52-54) Pavan, 'Cormacke', in D major. Printed, Musica Britannica, no. 10;
  25. (i, fol. 43; ii, fols. 32v-34; iii, fols. 54v-56.) Pavan, 'Coprario', in G minor. Printed, Musica Britannica, no. 11;
  26. (i, fols. 43v-44; ii, fols. 34v-35; iii, fols. 56v-57) Fantazia in D minor;
  27. (i, 91v-89v rev.; iii, fols. 84v-82v rev.) Pavan and 2 Airs in G minor;
  28. (i, fols. 87v-85v rev.; iii fols. 79-77v rev.) Pavan and Alman ['Alfonso'] in C major. Printed, Musica Britannica, no. 6;
  29. (i, fols. 85v-84v rev.; iii, fols. 77-76v rev.) 2 Airs in C major.

Dates

  • 1st half of the 17th cent.

Extent

3 Volumes

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MSS. Mus. Sch. d. 238-240

Former reference:

Music School A. 4. 31-33.

Other Finding Aids

Robert Hake, [Catalogue of the Music School Collection], c 1850-1855. No. CVI.

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. V, nos. 26520-26522.

RISM 800273324

Physical Facet

3 volumes, 92b (45-88 blank), 44 and 86 (56-75 blank) leaves, respectively. Quired mainly in eights. Leaves were removed during copying. Repaired. Watermark: Peacock, the same as MS. Mus. Sch. d. 229. Watermark of unruled bifolia at beginning and end of each volume: Grapes surmounted by crown with fleur-de-lys. Uniformly ruled, 7 staves to a page, margins at both edges. Calf binding with gold central ornament on both covers, blind and gold filets and gold corner decoration, initials 'W. L.'.

Dimensions

Upright quarto

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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