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'Mr. Sylvanus Taylor's Ayres, for two Trebles & a Base'

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MS. Mus. Sch. e. 429 (Former reference: Lowe's no. 19; Music School B. 4. 34)

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25 pieces in D minor, numbered from the second 1-24. Apparently there are 3 Pavan suites, separated by 2 fantazias (9 and 16). An extra pavan was added before no. 1. Probably in the hand of the composer (see corrections in no. 22 on fols. 11, 28, 45, 61 and 77). Edward Lowe wrote 'By Mr. Taylor of All soules' on the first page of each part, and, probably later, wrote the title on the covers. The instrumental parts are: i, 1st treble; ii, 2d treble; iii, Base; iv, 2d Base; v, Basso Continuo.

[1a]: Pavan [VdGS 11]. i, fol. 2; ii, fol. 19; iii, fol. 36; iv, fol. 52; v, fol. 88.

1[b]-8: Pavan, Almaine, Aires 1 and 2, Corant, Saraband, Jigge, Bruche [VdGS 12-19]. i, fols. 3-5; ii, fols. 20-22; iii, fols. 37-39; iv, fols. 53-55; v, fols. 69-71. In v, 6 and 7 are marked in pencil '2' and '3'.

9: Phantazia [VdGS 21]. i, fols. 5v-6; ii, fols. 22v-23; iii, fols. 39v-40; iv, fols. 55v-56; v, fols. 71v-72.

10-15: Pavan, Aires 1-3, Saraband, Bruche [VdGS 22-27]. i, fols. 6v-8; ii, fols. 23v-25; iii, fols. 40v-42; iv, fols. 56v-58; v, fols. 72v-74.

16: Phantazia [VdGS 31]. i, fols. 8v-9; ii, fols. 25v-26; iii, fols. 42v-43; iv, fols. 68v-69; v, fols. 74v-75.

17-24: Pavan, Almaine, Aires 1 and 2, Corants 1 and 2, Aire Bruche [VdGS 32-39]. In i, ii, iv and v a different order of playing (17, 18, 21, 19-20, 22-24) was indicated. i, fols. 9v-12; ii, fols. 26v-29; iii, fols. 43v-46; iv, fols. 59v-62; v, fols. 75v-78.

Dates

  • between 1650 and 1682

Extent

1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Physical Description

5 part-books (numbered i-v) now bound in one volume, iii + 85 leaves. Each part was written on a quire of 14; one or two leaves were removed from the second half of the quire in all but i. Corrections were pasted on to fols. 7, 20, 28, 45, 61 and 77. Each part has white paper covers and protective leaves. Watermark, Fleur de lys, slightly resembling Heawood 1786, countermark IA. Ruling, 6 5-lined staves, red marginal ruling.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. e. 429, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. Sch. e. 429 (Former reference: Lowe's no. 19; Music School B. 4. 34)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17380

Abstract

'Mr. Sylvanus Taylor's Ayres, for two Trebles & a Base', between 1650 and 1682.

Biographical / Historical

Sylvanus Taylor (c 1633-1672) was an amateur musician, based in Oxford. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

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

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. 26568.

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. It was included in the 1682 inventory of the Music School manuscripts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the Bodleian in 1885.

Physical Description

5 part-books (numbered i-v) now bound in one volume, iii + 85 leaves. Each part was written on a quire of 14; one or two leaves were removed from the second half of the quire in all but i. Corrections were pasted on to fols. 7, 20, 28, 45, 61 and 77. Each part has white paper covers and protective leaves. Watermark, Fleur de lys, slightly resembling Heawood 1786, countermark IA. Ruling, 6 5-lined staves, red marginal ruling.

Dimensions

Oblong quarto
Title
'Mr. Sylvanus Taylor's Ayres, for two Trebles & a Base'
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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