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'Little Consort' by Christpher Simpson

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MS. Mus. Sch. e. 430 (Former reference: Lowe's no. 20; Music School B. 4. 35)

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26 pieces with Edward Lowe's title on fol. 63: 'Mr. Sympson's little Consort: Prickt and given mee by Mr. Francis Withye: 11 Jan. 1672/3'. In the hand of Francis Withy. The numbering of this manuscript was adopted by the Viola da Gamba Society.

The instrumental parts are: i, treble; ii, lyra (in tablature); iii, Bass; iv, Bassus Continuus.

1-8: G minor {VdGS 1-8]. i, fols. 2-5; ii, fols. 27-30; iii, fols. 51-53v; iv, fols. 65-67v.

9-14: G major [VdGS 9-14]. i, fols. 5v-7; ii, fols. 30v-32v; iii, fols. 54-55v; iv, fols. 68-69v.

15-23: D minor [VdGS 15-23]. i, fols. 7v-10; ii, fols. 32v-53; iii, fols. 56-58; iv, fols. 70-72v.

24-26: D major [VdGS 24-26]. i, fols. 10v-12; ii, fols. 35v-36v; iii, fols. 58v-59v; iv, fols. 73-74.

Dates

  • [1672-1673]

Extent

1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. e. 430, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. Sch. e. 430 (Former reference: Lowe's no. 20; Music School B. 4. 35)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17381

Abstract

'Mr. Sympson's little Consort: Prickt and given mee by Mr. Francis Withye: 11 Jan. 1672/3'.

Biographical / Historical

Christopher Simpson (c 1602/1606-1669) was an English theorist, composer and viol player. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

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

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. 26569.

Viola da Gamba Society. Thematic index of music for viols [online].

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. The present manuscript was once owned by Francis Withy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the Bodleian in 1885.

Bibliography

  • Ashbee, Thompson and Wainwright, The Viola da Gamba Society Index of manuscripts containing consort music, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001-2008) [and online (VdGS)], vol. 2, pp. 184-186.

Physical Facet

4 part-books now bound as one volume. 20, 20, 10 and 10 leaves, each quired in one gathering within a white paper cover. Watermark, Fleur de Lys, countermark, IA (i, iii-iv), IHS (ii). IA ruled with 6 5-lined staves, IHS with 6 6-lined staves, all with brown marginal ruling.

Dimensions

Large oblong quarto
Title
'Little Consort' by Christpher Simpson
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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