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Different guitar pieces by Henri François de Gallot

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MS. Mus. Sch. C. 94

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'Pieces de Guitarre de differends auteurs recueillis par Henri François de Gallot ... faict a Nantes le xviij . Septembre m vjc lxj. Par son ... serviteur Monnier.' On foll, ii-iii are three complimentary French poems to Gallot. In this volume are about six hundred short pieces for the guitar, in tablature. Some have the following names of composers:--Gallot d'Irlande (passim: apparently the same as H. F. de Gallot), Gallot d'Angleterre (fol. 24, etc.), Gallot cadet (fol. 29), -- Talbot (foll. 36, 86v, etc.), -- Dufault (foll. 59v, 62) -- Clement (foll. 61v, 81bv), 'Arkangelo' Corelli ? (fol. 8ra). Foll. i-iv, 1-139 appear to be the original volume, being partly a copy of a work made in 1661, the copy being written in about 1680-83, some pieces being dated 1660-80: foll, v-x, 140-50 are additions, dated 1682-84: for general divisions see foll. 27, 35, 44, 68v: there are also some rules and helps for learning to play the guitar.

'Ann Wall' (about A.D. 1700 ?) is written on fol. 95.


  • Creation: Written c.1680-1684


150 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

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MS. Mus. Sch. C. 94

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CMD ID 20654


Different guitar pieces by Henri François de Gallot.

Biographical / Historical

Henri François de Gallot (d c.1684) was a guitarist and lutenist. See the Grove Music Online for further details.

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. V, no. 26464

Hake catalogue (c.1855) no. 64

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Physical Facet

On paper


14 × 9 1/8 in.

Different guitar pieces by Henri François de Gallot
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