Papers of H.M. Bannister
Papers of H.M. Bannister, relating to plainsong and liturgy in the medieval church, based on notes and transcripts from early Latin liturgical manuscripts. The collection is arranged as follows:
- Collections for Sequentiarum melodiae
- Notes and indexes relating to liturgical manuscripts
- Lists of manuscripts in libraries in Great Britain, with detailed notes
- Printed works on sequences, with Bannister's annotations
- Saints and calendars
- Papers relating to Bannister's larger publications
- [c. 1873-1917]
Language of Materials
English and Latin
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. liturg. c. 5].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. liturg. c. 5-15, d. 4-7, e. 2-26, f. 1-2; Lat. liturg. c. 11-33, d. 15, d. 26-34
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12754
Biographical / Historical
Henry Marriot Bannister (1854-1919) was a musicologist. He collected, but did not live to publish, materials on sequence melodies. His projected title was Sequentiarum melodiae. 'A fractional part' was published by Dom Anselm Hughes, Anglo-French sequelae edited from the papers of ... Bannister (Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society, 1934).
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 41851-925.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library, 1900-1934.
- Papers of H.M. Bannister
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description