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56 Suites by John Hingeston. Cantus and second bass part, mid-17th cent (before 1682)

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'Cantus et baseis dvoes' part (vi) of a set of 7 part-books containing 56 instrumental suites by John Hingeston made by a copyist working under his supervision. Numbering (each suite from 1-20, each movement from 21-84) appears to be mainly his own. Modern numbers are used for reference.

Contents:

1-9: Three-part suites for bass, countertenor and treble with organ [VdGS VII/1-9]. Fantazia and almand, unless otherwise described. The first part of fascicle numbered by Lowe '10':

1. G minor. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

2. G minor. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

3. G minor. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

4. G major. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

5. A minor (no. 1 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

6. Fantazia, Pavan-Almand and Almand in E minor (no. 2 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

7. G major. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

8. D minor. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

9. D major. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

10-18: Three-part suites for 2 trebles and bass with organ [VdGS VIII/1-9]. Fantazia and almand, unless otherwise described. The latter part of fascicle numbered by Lowe '10':

10. C minor. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

11. C minor. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

12. C major. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

13. D minor. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

14. D minor (no. 5 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

15. D minor (no. 4 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

16. D major (no. 6 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

17. Fantazia only in B flat major. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

18. B flat major. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

19-27: Two-part suites for violin and bass with organ [VdGS I/1-9]. Each suite consists of fantazia, almand and ayre. Numbered by Lowe '9':

19. B flat major (no. 19 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Present only in i, iv and vii.

20. C minor (no. 20 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Present only in i, iv and vii.

21. (21-22). C major (no. 21 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Present only in i, iv and vii.

22. (23-24). G major. Present only in i, iv and vii.

23. (25-26). G major, almand in E minor (no. 22 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Present only in i, iv and vii.

24. (27-28). A minor (no. 23 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Present only in i, iv and vii.

25. (29-30). A major (no. 24 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Present only in i, iv and vii.

26. (31-32). D minor (parts of nos. 25-26 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Present only in i, iv and vii.

27. (33-34). D major, almand in B minor (no. 27 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382).Present only in i, iv and vii.

28-34: Three-parts suites for 2 violins and bass with organ [VdGS II/1-6a]. Fantazia, almand and ayre unless otherwise described. Nos. 28-33 are the same numbers in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382. Numbered by Lowe '7':

28. (35-36). G minor. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

29. (37-38). G major. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

30. (39-40). A minor. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

31. (41-42). A major. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

32. (43-44). D minor. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

33. (45-46). D major. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

34. Almand and ayre in D major. Present only in i, ii, iv and vii.

35-42: Four-part suites for 2 trebles and 2 basses with organ [VdGS X/1-8]. Each suite consists of fantazia and almand:

35. (47) G minor (no. 13 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Fols. 18v-19.

36. (48-49). G minor. Fols. 19v-20.

37. (50-51). G minor. Fols. 20v-21.

38. (52). G major. Fols. 21v-22.

39. (53-54). A minor (no. 15 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Fols. 22v-23.

40. (55). A major (no. 16 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Fols. 23v-24.

41. (56). D minor (no. 17 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Fols. 24v-25.

42. (57). D major (no. 18 in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382). Fols. 25v-26.

43-46: Five-part suites for 2 trebles, 2 contratenors and bass with organ [VdGS XI/1-4]. Fantazia and almand unless otherwise described:

43. (58-59). Fantazia, almand and corante in F major. Published as V. da G. Soc. Supplementary publication no. 35, ed. W.H. Davies, 1967. Present only in i, ii, iii, iv, v and vii.

44. (60-62). Fantazia, pavan, almand and sarabande in G minor. Present only in i, ii, iii, iv, v and vii.

45. (63). A minor. Present only in i, ii, iii, iv, v and vii.

46. (64). C major. Present only in i, ii, iii, iv, v and vii.

47-49: Six-part suites for 2 trebles, countertenor, 'low meane' and 2 basses with organ [VdGS XII/1-3]. Each suite comprises fantazia and almande:

47. (69). A minor. Fols. 29v-30.

48. (70). F major. Fols. 30v-31.

49. (71). D minor. Fols. 31v-32.

50. (74-76) Two-part suite for 1 cornet and sagbutt with organ. Fantazia, almand and ayre in F major. Fols. 35v-36.

51. (77-79) Three-part suite for 2 cornets and sagbutt with organ. Fantazia, almand and ayre in F major. Fols. 36v-37.

52-56: Unaccompanied duos for 2 bass viols [VdGS V, VI/1-4]. All except 52 comprising: Fantasia, 2 almands and corante:

52. (80). Bass and treble. Fantazia, almand and corante in G minor. Published as VdGS Supplementary publication no. 45, ed. W.H. Davies, 1967. Fols. 4v-6.

53. (81). C minor. Published as VdGS Supplementary publication no. 36, ed. W.H. Davies, 1967. Fols. 6v-8v.

54. (82). C major. Fols. 8v-10.

55. (83). D minor. Fols. 10v-12.

56. (84). D major. Fols. 12v-14v.

Dates

  • mid-17th cent (before 1682)

Extent

1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Physical Description

45 (one blank quire at end) quired in fours, of ruled paper with blank leaves before and after each section. Sections numbered by Lowe '10', '9', '7' and '8' had previously been stitched as separate fascicles. The four-part section (35-42) begins in each part on the verso of a blank leaf, ruled by the copyist. Ruling otherwise uniform throughout, 8 staves of 5 lines, margins at both edges. Watermarks: three (?) Bend and Lily marks, the first with bend of 6 lines, countermark L M, the second and third slightly resembling Heawood 73, contermark of third 'L A'. Much cut by binder, mutilating original numbers and headings. Binding: brick-red calf with gold ornament, name of part, and inscription: 'Hos libros Iohannes Hingeston dono dedit in usum Scholae Musicae apud Oxon'. Metal clasps.

Shelfmark

MS. Mus. Sch. d. 210

Former reference:

Music School A. 6. 6

Physical Description

45 (one blank quire at end) quired in fours, of ruled paper with blank leaves before and after each section. Sections numbered by Lowe '10', '9', '7' and '8' had previously been stitched as separate fascicles. The four-part section (35-42) begins in each part on the verso of a blank leaf, ruled by the copyist. Ruling otherwise uniform throughout, 8 staves of 5 lines, margins at both edges. Watermarks: three (?) Bend and Lily marks, the first with bend of 6 lines, countermark L M, the second and third slightly resembling Heawood 73, contermark of third 'L A'. Much cut by binder, mutilating original numbers and headings. Binding: brick-red calf with gold ornament, name of part, and inscription: 'Hos libros Iohannes Hingeston dono dedit in usum Scholae Musicae apud Oxon'. Metal clasps.

Dimensions

Large upright quarto

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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