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Fragments of musical MSS.

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MS. Mus. d. 143

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Fragments of musical MSS.:

  1. Fols. 1-2. two imperfect parchment leaves of the 14th cent., containing part of a religious service, in Latin and French
  2. Fols. 3-6. four paper leaves of the first half of the 17th century, bearing partly a 'Galliardo quadrans' and partly a piece of '[J. D]owlands Almayne.'


  • Creation: Written in the 14th-17th century


7 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. d. 143, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Mus. d. 143

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20445


Fragments of musical MSS.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 30645

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bound and referenced about 1895: see no. 30479.


  • For fols. 1-2 see 'Early Bodleian Music', I. xix (§11) and facsimiles 16-19, II. 44-50. It contains (1) an imperfect Latin hymn to St. James, (2) an imperfect Agnus Dei in 3 parts, (3) an imperfect 4-part French hymn to the Virgin ('Regne de pite'), (4) 'O benigne Redemptor', in 3 parts, imperfect, (5) 'Alleluya hic est vere martir', in 3 parts, imperfect, over erased text. I have dated the writing 'about 1380.'


11 1/2 × 8 3/4 in.

Fragments of musical MSS.
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom