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Edward Lowe's set of 'Latine and English Songs... by the best Italian and English Authors'

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Edward Lowe's set of 'Latine and English Songs... by the best Italian and English Authors', probably copied mainly between 1663 ('Dr. Christopher Gibbons', see item 12) and John Blow's doctorate, Dec 1677 (see item 42). Additional music was also copied by both Richard Goodsons. All were indexed by Lowe in each volume. The composers of some items have not been identified.

These manuscripts appear in the 1682 list of the Music School collection.

Each of the 8 volumes represents a vocal or instrumental part as follows:

MS. Mus. Sch. c. 12 = i, 1st treble part-book

MS. Mus. Sch. c. 13 = ii, 2nd treble part-book

MS. Mus. Sch. c. 14 = iii, counter-tenor part-book

MS. Mus. Sch. c. 15 = iv, tenor part-book

MS. Mus. Sch. c. 16 = v, singing bass part-book

MS. Mus. Sch. c. 17 = vi, violins part-book

MS. Mus. Sch. c. 18 = vii, violins part-book

MS. Mus. Sch. c. 19 = viii, basso continuo part-book

Bass viol parts are in the back of iii; some additional solo motets are in vii, '8th Booke'.

The items are grouped (usually according to scoring) as follows:

1-10: Solo with basso continuo. Nos. 3-10 are in the Sances part-books, MS. Mus. Sch. c. 10.

11-15: Two voices (treble or meane and bass) with basso continuo.

16-17: Two meanes with basso continuo.

18-24: Counter tenor and tenor (22, countertenor and bass) with basso continuo.

25-39: Two meanes with basso continuo.

40-41: Three voices (two meanes and bass) with basso continuo.

42-43: Two voices and basso continuo.

46-49: Three voices (counter-tenor, tenor and bass) with basso continuo.

50-51: Three voices (2 meanes and bass) with basso continuo, by Agostino Facchi.

53-58: Three voices (counter-tenor, tenor and bass) with basso continuo.

61-65: 2 meanes and bass with basso continuo.

66-68: Solos for boys' voices with basso continuo.

75-76: Vocal and instrumental parts for John Blow's Act Music, 1678-1680.

77-81: Instrumental parts (2 violins and bass viol) for motets, for which the vocal parts are MSS. Mus. Sch. c. 20-23, nos. 4-8, copied c 1680.

82-83: Two incomplete motets.

84-88: Music added by Richard Goodson I.

89-90: Instrumental parts added by Richard Goodson II.
  1. [Gasparo Casati]: Domine ad adjuvandum me. Meane. ii, pp. 1-3; viii, p. 1.
  2. [Gasparo Casati]: Benedicam Dominum. Meane. ii, pp. 3-6; viii, pp. 2-3.
  3. Sances: Ardet cor meum. Meane. ii, pp. 7-11; viii, pp. 4-5.
  4. Sances: Laetamini. Meane. ii, pp. 12-16; viii, pp. 6-7.
  5. Sances: O quam speciosa. Counter-tenor. iii, pp. 1-4; viii, pp. 8-9.
  6. [Sances]: Quem admodum. Counter-tenor. iii, pp. 4-6; viii, p. 10.
  7. [Sances]: Conditor caeli. Tenor. iv, pp. l-4; viii, p. ll.
  8. [Sances]: Solvatur lingua mea. Tenor. iv, pp. 5-7; viii, p. 12.
  9. [Sances]: Audite me. Bass. v, pp. 1-5; viii, pp. 13-14.
  10. [Sances]: Dulcis amor Jesu. Bass. v, pp. 6-8; viii, p. 15.
  11. Locke: Agnosce O Christiane. i, pp. 1-2; v, pp. 9-10; viii, p. 16.
  12. C. Gibbons: Celebrate dominum. i, pp. 3-5; v, pp. 11-13; viii, p. 17.
  13. Carissimi [really Trabattone]: Anima mea. i, pp. 6-8; v, pp. 14-16; viii, p. 18.
  14. J. Wilson: Donec gratus eram tibi. i, pp. 9-10; v, pp. 17-18; viii, p. 19.
  15. Sances: Deus in adjutorium. i, pp. 11-13; v, pp. 19-21; viii, p. 20.
  16. Sances: Judica me deus. i, pp. 14-17; ii, pp. 17-20; viii, pp. 21-22.
  17. Sances: Domine ne memineris. i, pp. 18-21; ii, pp. 21-24; viii, p. 23.
  18. Sances: Tota pulchra es. iii, iv, pp. 8-11; viii, pp. 24-25.
  19. Sances: Laudemus viros. iii, iv, pp. 12-15; viii, pp. 26-27.
  20. [Monferrato]: Regina caeli. iii, iv, pp. 16-18; viii, p. 28.
  21. Gasparo Casati: O Jesu mea vita. iii, iv, pp. 19-21; viii, p. 29.
  22. M. Cazzati: Veni Maria. iii, v, pp. 22-24; viii, p. 30.
  23. M. Cazzati: O crux nobilita palma. iii, pp. 25-28; iv, pp. 22-25; viii, p. 31.
  24. M. Cazzati: O vere et care Jesu. iii, pp. 29-31; iv, pp. 26-28; viii, p. 32.
  25. Gasparo Casati: Omnes gentes. i, pp. 22-24; ii, pp. 25-27; viii, p. 33.
  26. Gasparo Casati: Bone Jesu. i, pp. 25-28; ii, pp. 29-32; viii, pp. 35-36.
  27. Gasparo Casati: O dulce nomen. i, pp. 29-31; ii, pp. 33-45; viii, p. 37.
  28. Gasparo Casati: Tota pulchra. i, pp. 32-45; ii, pp. 36-49; viii, p. 38.
  29. [Casati]: Regina caeli. i, pp. 36-48; ii, pp. 40-42; viii, p. 39.
  30. [Gasparo Casati]: Exultate justi. i, pp. 39-42; ii, pp. 43-45; viii, p. 40.
  31. Gasparo Casati: Magnificate caeli. i, pp. 43-46; ii, pp. 46-49; viii, pp. 41-42a.
  32. [Martinengo]: Adoro te. i, pp. 47-49; ii, pp. 50-52; viii, p. 42b.
  33. [Martinengo]: Congratulamini. i, pp. 50-52; ii, pp. 53-55; viii, p. 43.
  34. [F.M. Marini]: Venite gentes. i, pp. 53-55; ii, pp. 56-57; viii, p. 44.
  35. [F.M. Marini]: Euge, serve bone. i, pp. 56-58; ii, pp. 58-60; viii, p. 45.
  36. [G. Filippi]: Canite tuba. i, pp. 59-60; ii, pp. 61-62; viii, p. 46.
  37. [Fontei]: Laudamus dominum. i, pp. 61-64; ii, pp. 63-66; viii, p. 47.
  38. [Fontei]: Felix victoria. i, pp. 65-66; ii, pp. 67-68; viii, p. 48.
  39. [Rovetta]: Io mi sento morir. i, pp. 67-69; ii, pp. 69-71; viii, p. 49.
  40. [Stradella]: Lontani dal core. i, pp. 107-208; ii, pp. 102-103; v, pp. 72-74; viii, p. 50.
  41. [Carissimi]: Amanti che dite. i, pp. 114-115; ii, pp. 109-110; v, pp. 80-81; viii, p. 51.
  42. 'Mr. Blow': Paratum cor meum. 2 trebles. i, pp. 116-117; ii, pp. 73-74; viii, p. 52.
  43. Allesandro Vincenti [really Pesenti?]: Vano è il desio. 2 meanes. i, pp. 70-72; ii, pp. 77-79; viii, p. 53.
  44. [P. Reggio?]: O misera Dorinda [from Il pastor fido?]. Treble, counter-tenor, bass. Tenor and bass parts were copied by R. Goodson I. i, pp. 73-75; iii, pp. 84-87; v, pp. 116-229; viii, pp. 54-55.
  45. [Henri Du Mont]: In lectulo meo. Treble, bass. i, pp. 81-83; v, pp. 26-28; viii, p. 55.
  46. [Nicolò Fontei]. Et ecce sonuit vox. iv, pp. 40-42; v, pp. 32-34; viii, p. 56.
  47. [G. Filippi]: Intuens in caelum. iii, iv, pp. 43-44; v, pp. 35-36; viii, p. 57.
  48. [G. Filippi]: Vidi turbam magnum. iii, iv, pp. 45-46; v, pp. 37-38; viii, p. 58.
  49. [G.B. Aloisi}: Quid mihi est in caelo. iii, pp. 49-51; iv, pp. 47-49; v, pp. 39-41; viii, p. 59.
  50. [A. Facchi]: Exurgat Deus. i, pp. 88-89; ii, pp. 89-90; v, pp. 41-43; viii, p. 60.
  51. [A. Facchi]: Audite caeli. i, ii, pp. 91-92: v, pp. 44-45; viii, p. 61.
  52. [F.M. Marini]: Anima mea. Meane, counter-tenor, bass. ii, pp. 93-95; iii, pp. 52-54; v, pp. 46-48; viii, p. 62.
  53. [Sances]: Plage tue Domine [i.e. Plagae tuae Domine]. iii, pp. 55-58; iv, pp. 50-54; v, pp. 49-52; viii, pp. 63-64.
  54. [Sances]: O Domine guttae tui sanguinis. iii, pp. 59-62; iv, pp. 55-58; v, pp. 53-56; viii, pp. 65-66.
  55. Carissimi: Audite sancti. 2 meanes, bass. i, pp. 93-95; ii, pp. 96-98; V, pp. 57-59; viii, p. 67.
  56. [N. Monferrato]: Salve regina. iii, pp. 63-65; iv, pp. 59-62; v, pp. 60-62; viii, p. 68.
  57. [F.M. Marini]: O vos omnes. iii, pp. 66-67; iv, v, pp. 63-64; viii, p. 69.
  58. Carissimi [really Sances]: O crux benedicta. Found ascribed to Sances in MS. Mus. c. 10. iii, pp. 68-69; iv, v, pp. 65-66; viii, p. 70.
  59. Merula: Nominativo hic. [Pts 1 and 2]. Meane, counter-tenor, tenor bass, basso continuo. i, pp. 100-104; iii, pp. 70-75; iv, pp. 67-72; v, pp. 67-69; viii, pp. 72-73.
  60. Quam dulcis es. 2 meanes, counter-tenor, tenor, bass, 2 violins, basso continuo. i, pp. 105-106; ii, pp. 100-101; iii, pp. 76-77; iv, pp. 72-73; v, pp. 70-71; vi, vii, pp. 1-2; viii, pp. 74-75.
  61. [Monteverdi]: Parlo misero. i, pp. 109-111; ii, pp. 104-106; v, pp. 75-77; viii, p. 76.
  62. [M. Savioni]: Sospiri che fate. i, pp. 112-113; ii, pp. 107-108; v, pp. 78-79; viii, p. 77.
  63. Henry Bowman: Tribularer ego. 15 Nov 1676. i, pp. 118-123; ii, pp. 111-116; v, pp. 82-87; viii, pp. 78-79.
  64. Henry Bowman: Cantate. Incomplete. viii, pp. 80-81.
  65. [M. Cazzati]: O quam pulchra es. i, pp. 77-80; ii, pp. 118-121; v, pp. 88-91; viii, pp. 82-83.
  66. [Henri Du Mont]: O aeterne misericors. Meane. vii, pp. 34-37; viii, pp. 84-85.
  67. [Henri Du Mont]: Domine non secundum peccata. Meane. vii, pp. 38-39; viii, p. 85.
  68. [Henri Du Mont]: O fideles. Treble. vii, pp. 40-41; viii, p. 86.
  69. Henry Bowman: Miserere mei Deus. 2 meanes, bass. i, pp. 124-133; ii, pp. 122-130; v, pp. 92-100; viii, pp. 88-91.
  70. [A. Steffani?]: Mortale che fate. Counter-tenor, tenor, bass. iii, p. 78; iv, p. 74; v, pp. 101-102; viii, p. 92.
  71. [Gasparo] Casati: Cantemus Domino. Treble, bass. i, pp. 134-138; v, pp. 103-107; viii, p. 93.
  72. [Gasparo] Casati: Alleluya. Treble, bass. ii, pp. 131-134; v, pp. 107-110; viii, pp. 94-95.
  73. Ad te levavi oculos meos. Incomplete. viii, pp. 96-97.
  74. Carissimi: Turbabuntur. Counter-tenor, tenor, bass. iii, pp. 79-83; iv, pp. 75-79; v, pp. 111-115; viii, pp. 98-99.
  75. [Blow]: Go perjur'd man. Treble, bass, violins, bass viol. i, pp. 84-85; iii rev., p. 118; v, pp. 29-30; vi, p. 6, and another copy, slightly different, by R. Goodson II, fol. 16; vii, p. 6, and another copy by R. Goodson II, p. 29; viii, pp. 112-113.
  76. [Blow]: Awake my lyre. 1678-1679. Instrumental parts only. iii rev., pp. 120-119; vi, vii, pp. 3-5.
  77. Carissimi: In te Domine speravi. iii rev., pp. 117-116; vi, vii, pp. 7-9.
  78. [Carissimi]: Suscitavit Dominus. iii rev., p. 115; vi, vii, p. 9.
  79. [Carissimi]: Surgamus. iii rev., pp. 115-114; vi, vii, p. 10.
  80. Carissimi: Militia est. iii rev., p. 114; vi, vii, p. 11.
  81. [C. Hacquart]: Deus misereatur. Incomplete (bass part in iii unfinished). iii rev., p. 113; vi, fols. 8v-9, vii, pp. 12-13.
  82. Sanctum redemptoris nomen. 3 voices; counter-tenor and basso continuo only. iii, pp. 47-48.
  83. Laudate Dominum. iii, pp. 88-89; iv, pp. 80-81.
  84. [Carissimi]: Kyrie and Gloria. iii, pp. 90-97; iv, pp. 82-89; v, pp. 120-127; vi, fols. 9v-11v; vii, pp. 14-18; viii, pp. 102-104.
  85. [Carissimi]: Chorus, Sicut erat, from Confitebor. Instrumental parts. vi, fol. 11v; vii, p. 18.
  86. Carissimi: Annunciate gentes. Instrumental parts. vi, fols. 12v-13; vii, p. 20; viii, pp. 106-107.
  87. Sigr. Silvestro [Durante]: Cantate Domino. 2 trebles, basso continuo. i, pp. 138-141; ii, pp. 135-138.
  88. [Carissimi]: Tronchisi pensieri. Treble, B, BC. ii, pp. 139-42; v, pp. 128-131.
  89. [actually part of no. 81] Violin sonata in F in a third hand. vi, fols. 8v-9.
  90. [Carissimi]: Judicium Salomonis [A solis ortu]. vi, fols. 13v-14; vii, pp. 22-33; viii, pp. 108-111. [The tenor is in MS. Mus. Sch. f. 570. See MSS. Mus. Sch. e. 443-446 (26)].
  91. [Musgrave Heighington?]: Integer vitae. vi, fols. 14v-15v; vii, pp. 24-28.
For a further description of this manuscript by J.P. Wainwright, please consult Music staff.

Dates

  • 2nd half of 17th cent.

Extent

0.88 linear metres (8 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. c. 12, pp. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Mus. Sch. c. 12-19 (Former reference: Music School A. 6. 21-28)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17289

Abstract

Lowe's set of 'Latine & English Songs... by the best Italian and English Authors', 2nd half of 17th cent.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Lowe (c 1610-1682) was a composer, music copyist, organist and writer on music. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

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

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, nos. 26368-26375.

RISM 800262487

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

  • Jonathan P. Wainwright, Musical patronage in seventeenth-century England: Christopher, first Baron Hatton (1605-1670) (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1997), pp. 304-313.

Physical Facet

Paper differs, principally two kinds of fool's cap and two coats of arms. Ruling: 10 5-lined staves, red marginal ruling. Binding: marbled boards, labelled by Lowe.

Dimensions

Upright folio
Title
Edward Lowe's set of 'Latine and English Songs... by the best Italian and English Authors'
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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