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Fantazia suites by Christopher Gibbons and Pavane suites by Thomas Baltzar

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MS. Mus. Sch. c. 102a-b

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Part-books now bound in two volumes: i, 1st treble; ii, 2nd treble; iii, organ part; iv-v 'loose Bases'; vi, bass. Parts copied by Edward Lowe, probably from the sets listed as having been bought for £5 by 1667 (see Music & Letters 48:1, p. 25), with two extra bass parts perhaps from the original set in another hand. Lowe also added bass parts of music by W. King and R. Cobb.

Contents:
  1. Christopher Gibbons: Fantazia suite in D minor. i, fol. 2; ii, fol. 22; iii, fol. 42; vi, fol. 87. [Also in MS. Mus. Sch. d. 231, 12-15].
  2. Christopher Gibbons: Fantazia suite in D minor. i, fol. 3; ii, fol. 23; iii, fol. 43; vi, fols. 88-89. [Also in MS. Mus. Sch. d. 231, 12-15].
  3. Christopher Gibbons: Fantazia suite in D major. i, fol. 4; ii, fol. 24; iii, fol. 44v-5; vi, fols. 89v-90v. [Also in MS. Mus. Sch. d. 231, 12-15].
  4. Christopher Gibbons: Fantazia suite in D major. i, fols. 5, 6; ii, fols. 25-26; iii, fols. 46v-47v; vi, fols. 91-92. [Also in MS. Mus. Sch. d. 231, 12-15].
  5. Christopher Gibbons: Fantazia suite in D minor. i, fols. 7-8; ii, fols. 27v-29; iii, fols. 48-49; vi, fols. 93-94. [Autograph in MS. Mus. Sch. c. 53, 3-4].
  6. Thomas Baltzar: Pavane suite in D major. 25 Feb. 1659. i, fols. 9-10v; ii, fols. 30-31v; iii, fols. 49v-51; iv, fols. 67-70; v, fols. 72-75; vi, fols. 94v-96. [See also MS. Mus. Sch. e. 450, fols. 87-91].
  7. Thomas Baltzar: Pavane suite C minor. October 1662. i, fols. 11v-15; ii, fols. 32v-35; iii, fols. 52-56; v, fols. 75v-82; vi, fols. 96v-101.
  8. Thomas Baltzar: Pavane suite G major. i, fols. 16-19; ii, fols. 36-39; iii, fols. 57-60, copied in A. [See also MS. Mus. Sch. e. 451, 60]; vi, fols. 102-105.
  9. [William King]: Act Music [Cantate Domino]. Bass part copied by E. Lowe. iii, fols. 61v-62v.
  10. 'Pavan Almaine a duo violino & Basso Mr. Rich: Cobb'. Bass part copied by E. Lowe. vi, fol. 106.

Dates

  • 1659, 1662, n.d.

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. c. 102a, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. Sch. c. 102a-b
Former shelfmarks: Music School B. 5. 19-24

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17336

Abstract

Fantazia suites by Christopher Gibbons and Pavane suites by Thomas Baltazar, all for 2 violins and a bass with organ, 1659, 1662, n.d.

Biographical / Historical

Christopher Gibbons (1615-1676) was an English composer and organist. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Thomas Baltzar (1631–1663) was a German violinist and composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

Robert Hake, [Catalogue of the Music School Collection], c 1850-1855. No. LXXII.

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. 26475-26476.

RISM 800271619

Custodial History

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.

Bibliography

  • Peter Holman, 'Thomas Baltzar (?1631-1663), the "Incomperable Lubicer on the violin"', Chelys 13 (1984), pp. 3-38.
  • Peter Holman, Four and twenty fiddlers: the violin at the English court, 1540-1690, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993), pp. 273-275.

Physical Facet

Part-books now bound in two volumes: MS. Mus. Sch. c. 102a, upright folio: i + ii, each consisting of a quire of 10 with watermark Fool's cap resembling Heawood 1921, countermark PG, followed by 4 bifolia with the same watermark as MS. Mus. Sch. d. 231, 16. The first quire is ruled with 10 5-lined staves, black marginal ruling at both edges; the extra bifolia are ruled with 12 5-lined staves, black marginal ruling; MS. Mus. Sch. c. 102b, oblong quarto. iii + vi, each consisting of 6 quires of 4 with watermark coat of arms resembling Heawood 661, 6 5-lined staves, black marginal ruling. iv + v: iv, quire of 4 with watermark pelican, somewhat resembling Heawood 199, 5 5-lined staves black marginal ruling; v, as iv, with 2 extra quires of 4, watermark Fool's cap, not in Heawood, 5 5-lined staves, black marginal ruling. i, ii and iv have grey paper covers; iii and vi, white paper covers, inscribed by Lowe, '18th. 4 Bookes besides loose Bases &'.
Title
Fantazia suites by Christopher Gibbons and Pavane suites by Thomas Baltzar
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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