Movements from consort suites by Christopher Gibbons
Movements from consort suites in D minor, for two trebles and bass with organ, by Christopher Gibbons. Part-books copied by the composer whose signature appears throughout. On p. 56 are sketches of music.
The part-books are: i, first treble; ii, second treble; iii, bass; iv, organ.
- Alman and corant. [Cf. MS. Mus. Sch. d. 231, no. 12]. i, p. 1c; ii, p. 17; iii, p. 37; iv, p. 61.
- Alman and corant. [Cf. MS. Mus. Sch. d. 231, no. 13]. i, pp. 2-3; ii, pp. 18-19; iii, p. 38; iv, p. 62.
- Fancy. [Cf. MS. Mus. Sch. d. 231, no. 13]. i, p. 9; ii, p. 32 rev.; iii, p. 53; iv, p. 73.
- Alman, corant, alman, galiardo. i, pp. 10-11; ii, pp. 31-30 rev.; iii, pp. 54-55; iv, pp. 74-75.
- Creation: [c 1660-1670]
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. c. 53, fols. 1-2].
MS. Mus. Sch. c. 53
Music School B. 6. 27-30
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 17292
Christopher Gibbons: movements from consort suites in D minor, for two trebles and bass with organ, [c 1660-1670].
Biographical / Historical
Christopher Gibbons (1615-1676) was a composer and organist. See Grove Music Online for further details.
Other Finding Aids
Robert Hake, [Catalogue of the Music School Collection], c 1850-1855. No. XXXI.
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. 26417.
The Viola da Gamba Society thematic index of music for viols [online]
This item is part of the Music School collection of printed and manuscript music, which was originally bequeathed to the University of Oxford by William Heather (c 1563-1627), and gradually added to until the end of the 18th century.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was transferred to the Bodleian in 1885.
Four part-books now bound together (iii and iv were cut by binder). In each part, items 1 and 2 were copied on one quire of from 4 to 8 leaves, of which some were left blank; items 3 and 4 are on an extra bifolium. The paper is the same throughout, water-mark cardinal's hat, initials GR (as found in the North MSS., cf. MS. Mus. Sch. c. 82). Ruled with 10 staves of 5 lines, black marginal ruling at both edges. Each part has end-papers and dark paper covers. '53' inked on cover of first treble.
Small upright folio
- Movements from consort suites by Christopher Gibbons
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