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Collection of In Nomines and anthems by 16th and 17th-century composers

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MSS. Mus. Sch. d. 212-216

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In Nomines by many 16th and early 17th-century composers, for 4 and 5 instruments, copied by one careful scribe with calligraphic title pages, probably very early in the 17th century. On different paper, in a second hand, are In Nomines by Alfonso Ferrabosco and Orlando Gibbons, and, in a third hand, anthems for 5 and 6 voices. Some pieces are marked 'probatum', usually in iv. Reference is to the original numbers. The foliation is modern.

The parts are: i, Medius; ii, Contratenor; iii, Tenor; iv, Bassus; v, Quintus (Superius). The sixth parts of three anthems were copied by the same hand in the sixth Forrest-Heather part-book, MS. Mus. Sch. e. 381. Included on the 1682 list.

24 In Nomines for 4 instruments.
  1. Tye. i-iv, fol. 3.
  2. John Taverner. i-iv, fol. 4.
  3. Thom: Tallis. i-iv, fol. 5.
  4. Robert Parsons. i-iv, fol. 6.
  5. Thomas Weekes [Weelkes]. i-iv, fol. 7.
  6. Robert White. i-iv, fol. 8; corrected and rewritten by the same hand in ii.
  7. Henry Stoninge. i-iv, fol. 9.
  8. John Thorne. i-iv, fol. 10.
  9. Robert White. i-iv, fol. ll.
  10. Orlando Gibbons. i-iv, fol. 12.
  11. Henry Mudd. i-iv, fol. 13.
  12. William Bird [Byrd]. i-iv, fol. 14.
  13. Thomas Prestone. i-iv, fol. 15.
  14. Robert Parsons. i-iv, fol. 16.
  15. William Bird {Byrd]. i-iv, fol. 17.
  16. Robert White. i-iv, fol. 18.
  17. Osbert Persley [Parsley]. i-iv, fol. 19.
  18. Thomas Tallis. i-iv, fol. 20.
  19. Poyntz [Poynt]. i-iv, fol. 21.
  20. Johnson. i-iv, fol. 22.
  21. Robert Parsons. i-iv, fol. 23.
  22. John Bucke. i-iv, fol. 24.
  23. Whitbrooke. i-iv, fol. 25.
  24. Osbert Persley [Parsley]. i-iv, fol. 26.
40 In Nomines for 5 instruments. Nos. 9, 25, 32 and 40 are marked 'probatum'.
  1. John Eglestone. i-iv, fol. 29; v, fol. 3.
  2. Nichollas Strogers. i-iv fol. 30; v, fol. 4.
  3. Leonarde Woodesonn [Woodeson]. i-iv, fol. 31; v, fol. 5.
  4. John Mundy. i-iv, fol. 32; v, fol. 6.
  5. William Bird [Byrd]. i-iv, fol. 33; v, fol. 7.
  6. Elway Beven. i-iv, fol. 34; v, fol. 8.
  7. Alfonso Ferrabosco. i-iv, fol. 35; v, fol. 9.
  8. William Bird [Byrd]. i-iv, fol. 36; v, fol. 10.
  9. Alfonso Ferrabosco. i-iv, fol. 37; v, fol. ll.
  10. Edwarde Gibbons. i-iv, fol. 38; v, fol. 12.
  11. Alfonso Ferrabosco. i-iv, fol. 39; v, fol. 13.
  12. William Bird [Byrd]. i-iv, fol. 40; v, fol. 14.
  13. Thomas Mericocke. i-iv, fol. 41; v, fol. 15.
  14. Henry Stonynge [Stoning]. i-iv, fol. 42; v, fol. 16.
  15. Nichollas Strogers. i-iv, fol. 43; v, fol. 17.
  16. John Gibbs. i-iv, fol. 44; v, fol. 18.
  17. William Randall. i-iv, fol. 45; v, fol. 19.
  18. Dr. John Bull. i-iv, fol. 46; v, fol. 20.
  19. Robert Parsons. i-iv, fol. 47; v, fol. 21.
  20. William Stannar. i-iv, fol. 48; v, fol. 22.
  21. Tye. i-iv, fol. 49; v, fol. 23.
  22. Arthur Cocke. i-iv, fol. 50; v, fol. 24.
  23. Orlando Gibbons. i-iv, fol. 51; v, fol. 25.
  24. Robert White. i-iv, fol. 52; v, fol. 26.
  25. William Bird [Byrd]. i-iv, fol. 53; v, fol. 27.
  26. Leonarde Woodeson. i-iv, fol. 54; *v, fol. 28.
  27. Bruster [Brewster]. i-iv, fol. 55; v, fol. 29.
  28. Leonard Woodeson. i-iv, fol. 56; v, fol. 30.
  29. Hake. i-iv, fol. 57; v, fol. 31.
  30. Leonard Woodeson. i-iv, fol. 58; v, fol. 32.
  31. Nichollas Strogers. i-iv, fol. 59; v, fol. 33.
  32. William Mindy [Mundy]. i-iv, fol. 60; v, fol. 34.
  33. Richard Allison. i-iv, fol. 61; v, fol. 35.
  34. Nicholas Strogers. i-iv, fol. 62; v, fol. 36.
  35. Thomas Weekes [Weelkes]. i-iv, fol. 63; v, fol. 37.
  36. Clement Woodcocke. i-iv, fol. 64; v, fol. 38.
  37. Osbert Persley [Parsley]. i-iv, fol. 65; v, fol. 39.
  38. Elway Beven. i-iv, fol. 66; v, fol. 40.
  39. Thomas Weekes [Weelkes]. i-i. v, fol. 67; v, fol. 41.
  40. John Eglestone. i-iv, fol. 68; v, fol. 42.
9 additional In Nomines for 5 instruments by Ferrabosco (1-3), [Orlando] Gibbons (4-5), [Ward] (6), [Simon Ives] (7), and [Ferrabosco I] (8-9):
  1. Ferrabosco [II]. i-iv, fol. 69v; v, fol. 43v.
  2. Ferrabosco [II]. i, fol. 69v; ii-iv, fol. 70; v, fol. 44.
  3. Ferrabosco [II]. i, fol. 69v; ii-iv, fols. 70v-71; v, fols. 44v-45.
  4. Gibbons. i, fol. 70; ii-iv, fols. 71v-72; v, fols. 45v-46.
  5. Gibbons. i, fol. 70; ii-iv, fols. 72v-73; v, fols. 46v-47.
  6. [Ward]. i, fol. 70v; ii-iii, fols. 73v-74;iv, fol. 73; v, fols. 47v-48.
  7. [Ives]. i, fol. 70v; ii-iii, fols. 74v-75; iv, fol. 74; v, fols. 48v-49.
  8. [Ferrabosco I]. i, fol . 71; ii-iii, fols. 75v-76; iv, fols. 74v-75; v, fols. 49v-50.
  9. [Ferrabosco I]. i, fol. 71; ii-iii, fols. 76v-77;iv, fols. 75v-76; v, fols. 50v-51.
10 Anthems for 5 and 6 voices copied by a third hand. The 6th part of 1, 7 and 8 were added by the same hand in MS. Mus. Sch. e. 381, fols. 56v-57 (vi).
  1. Dr. Bull, 'Almighty God, which by the leading of a star'. i, fols. 71v-72; ii, fols. 77v-78; iii, iv, fols. 76v-77; v, fols. 51v-52; vi, fols. 56v-57.
  2. Richard Nicholson, 'O pray for the peace'. i, fol. 72v; ii, fol. 78v; iii, iv, fol. 77v; v, fol. 51v.
  3. Richard Nicholson, 'When Jesus sat at meat'. i, fols. 73-74; ii, fol. 79; iii, fols. 79-80; iv, fols. 78-79; v, fols. 53-54.
  4. John Hilton, 'Teach me O Lord'. i, fol. 74; ii, iii, fol. 80; iv, fol. 79; v, fols. 54-55.
  5. [John Mundy], O give thanks'. i, fol. 75; ii, fols. 82-83; iii, fol. 81; iv, fol. 80; v, fols. 55-56.
  6. Thomas Tomkins, 'Above the stars'. i, fol. 76r-v; ii, fols. 83v-84; iii, fol. 82r-v; iv, fol. 80v; v, fols. 56-57.
  7. Richard Nicholson [or Edward Smith, see New Grove], 'O Lord consider my distress'. i, fols. 76v-78; ii, fols. 84v-85; iii, fols. 82v-83v; iv, fols. 81v-82; v, fols. 57v-58v; vi, fols. 57v-59.
  8. Byrd, 'Sing joyfully'. i, fol. 78; ii, fols. 85v-86; iii, fols. 83v-84; iv, fol. 82v; v, fols. 58v-59; vi, fols. 55v-56.
  9. Pearson, 'Blow up the trumpet'. i, fols. 78v-79; ii, fol. 86; iii, fols. 84v-85; iv, fol. 83; v, fols. 59v-60.
  10. [Richard Hinde], 'O sing unto the Lord'. i, fols. 79v-80v; ii, fols. 87-88; iii, fols. 85-86; iv, fols. 85v-86v; v, fols. 60-61.

Dates

  • [c 1610-c 1625]

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Physical Description

4 volumes; 85, 91, 88, 89 and 63 leaves respectively. The 4 and 5 part In Nomines in the first hand were copied on half-sheets bearing a number of different water-marks, each piece as a rule having all parts on the same paper, ruled according to need. To these were added in each book extra quires, usually 3 of 6 with extra bifolia. Water-marks grapes, pot, not precisely resembling any in Heawood. Ruled with 10 5-line staves, black marginal ruling. In MS. Mus. Sch. d. 215 a correction was inserted on different paper (fols. 84-85), watermark pot PBR, ruled for oblong guarto 2 sets of 4 5-lined staves. Vellum binding, formerly tied with green strings. 'Jo Euelyn' [John Evelyn?] is written on fol. 2 of MS. Mus. Sch. d. 214.

Preferred Citation

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MSS. Mus. Sch. d. 212-216
Former reference: Music School A. 6. 9-13

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17343

Abstract

Collection of In Nomines and anthems by 16th and 17th-century composers, [c 1610-c 1625].

Biographical / Historical

Details of many of the composers represented here can be found in Grove Music Online.

Other Finding Aids

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

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. 26356-26360.

Detailed description and inventory in DIAMM:

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.

Physical Description

4 volumes; 85, 91, 88, 89 and 63 leaves respectively. The 4 and 5 part In Nomines in the first hand were copied on half-sheets bearing a number of different water-marks, each piece as a rule having all parts on the same paper, ruled according to need. To these were added in each book extra quires, usually 3 of 6 with extra bifolia. Water-marks grapes, pot, not precisely resembling any in Heawood. Ruled with 10 5-line staves, black marginal ruling. In MS. Mus. Sch. d. 215 a correction was inserted on different paper (fols. 84-85), watermark pot PBR, ruled for oblong guarto 2 sets of 4 5-lined staves. Vellum binding, formerly tied with green strings. 'Jo Euelyn' [John Evelyn?] is written on fol. 2 of MS. Mus. Sch. d. 214.

Dimensions

Upright folio
Title
Collection of In Nomines and anthems by 16th and 17th-century composers
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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