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Four 16th-17th century English madrigals for 4-6 voices

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MS. Mus. d. 290

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Four 16th-17th century English madrigals for 4-6 voices in score. Copied in the early 19th cent., probably for use by a glee club ('Glees ... [Set] D. 4 books' on upper board label).

a (pp. 1-7) [John Wilbye]: Flora gave me fairest flowers. For SSATB.

b (pp. 8-13) Thomas Ford: Fair sweet cruel. For SATB.

c (pp. 14-15) John Dowland: Awake sweet love. For SATB.

d (pp. 16-30) John Wilbye: Lady when I behold. SSATTB.

Dates

  • early 19th cent.

Extent

32 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. d. 290

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16036

Abstract

Four 16th-17th century English madrigals for 4-6 voices in score, copied in the early 19th century, probably for use by a glee club.

Biographical / Historical

John Wilbye [Willoughbye] (1574-1638) was a composer and musician. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Thomas Ford (d 1648) was a composer and viol player. See Grove Music Online for further details.

John Dowland (1563-1626) was a composer and lutenist. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Faculty of Music Library, 1995.

Physical Facet

32 pages; 10 staves to a page. Watermarks (2 different papers): Strasbourg bend and lily / BISSELL & EDMEADS / 1799 ; Strasbourg bend and lily / JOHN HAWES / 1803. Binding: marbled paper covered boards.

Dimensions

Oblong quarto (232 × 295 mm)
Title
16th-17th century English madrigals for 4-6 voices
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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