Fantasia-Air suites for two trebles and bass to the organ by John Jenkins
Three-part Fantasia-Air suites for two trebles and bass to the organ, probably copied in or after the third quarter of the 17th century, by John Jenkins. The copyist did not ascribe the work to Jenkins, but a second owner wrote on the cover of each part 'E. M. d[edit (?)] G. C. Mr. Jenkins Fancyes & Ayres'. Copied in an order according to key. Each piece was numbered by the copyist. The same suites are found in a different order in British Museum Add. MSS. 27550-27554, copied 1674.
The instrumental parts are: (i) 1st Treble; (ii) 2nd Treble; (iii) Base; (iv) Organ.
Not on the 1682 list of the Music School Collection.
All in Field Group VII (VdGS) and all published in MB 78:
- 1-4. E minor [VdGS 7 and 7a-b]. i-iii, fols. 2v-4; iv, fols. 3v-5.
- 5-6. D minor [VdGS 1]. i-iii, fols. 4v-5v; iv, fols. 5v-6.
- 7-8. D major [VdGS 3]. i-iii, fols. 6v-7v; iv, fols. 7v-8v.
- 9-10. D major [VdGS 9]. i-iii, fols. 8v-9v; iv, fols. 9v-10v.
- 11-12. G minor [VdGS 4]. i-iii, fols. 10v-11v; iv, fols. 11v-12v.
- 13-14. G minor [VdGS 11]. i-iii, fols. 12v-13v; iv, fols. 13v-14v.
- 15-16. C minor [VdGS 12]. i-iii, fols. 14v-15v; iv, fols. 15v-16v.
- 17-18. C major [VdGS 8]. i-iii, fols. 16v-17v; iv, fols. 17v-18v.
- 19-20. F major [VdGS 5]. i-iii, fols. 18v-19v; iv, fols. 19v-20v.
- 21-22. F major [VdGS 14]. i-iii, fols. 20v-21v; iv, fols. 21v-22v.
- 23-24. B flat major [VdGS 6]. i-iii, fols. 22v-23v; iv, fols. 23v-24v.
- 25-26. A minor [VdGS 2]. i-iii, fols. 24v-25v; iv, fols. 25v-26v.
- 27-28. A minor [VdGS 10]. i-iii, fols. 26v-27v; iv, fols. 27v-28v.
- 29-30. A minor [VdGS 15]. i-iii, fols. 28v-29v; iv, fols. 29v-30v.
- 31-33. A major [VdGS 13]. i-iii, fols. 30v-31v; iv, fols. 31v-32v.
- Creation: late 17th cent.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. f. 564, fols. 1-2].
MSS. Mus. Sch. f. 564-567 (Former reference: Music School B. 4. 33[-36])
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 17433
John Jenkins: Three-part Fantasia-Air suites for two trebles and bass to the organ, probably copied in or after the third quarter of the 17th cent.
Biographical / Historical
John Jenkins (1592-1678) was a composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.
Other Finding Aids
Robert Hake, [Catalogue of the Music School Collection], c 1850-1855. No. CXXXV.
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. 26564-26567.
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.
- Andrew Ashbee, The harmonious musick of John Jenkins. Volume 1, The fantasias for viols (Surbiton: Toccata, 1992).
- John Jenkins, Fantasia-suites: I, transcribed and edited by Andrew Ashbee. Musica Britannica, LXXVIII. (London: Stainer & Bell, 2001) [MB 78].
- John Jenkins, Fancies and airs, edited by H.J. Sleeper. (Wellesley: Wellesley College, 1950). Includes nos. 11-12 (p. 78), 21-22 (p. 98) and 27-28 (p. 85).
4 part-books, copied in two pairs of music-books, stabbed and bound in marbled paper of two kinds. 50, 48, 47 and 52 leaves, respectively (17, 15, 14 and 17 blank at ends). Each was formerly 12 gatherings of 4 with end-papers. Watermarks: i and ii, Fool's Cap somewhat resembling Heawood 2087, countermark IB; iii and iv, Coat of Arms resembling Heawood 347, no initials, countermark N. Five staves to a page, marginal ruling at both edges. i and ii formerly had paper labels on front cover.
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