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MS. Douce 381, fols. 20-23

Four leaves of polyphonic music, in English, French, and Latin
England; 15th century, first half

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Images scanned from Bodleian filmstrip Roll 168A

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Source: Roll 168A frame 8
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fol. 20r (formerly 21r)
'I have set my hert so hye ...' (two parts).
'Les eux overts la bouche close ...' (two parts).
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Source: Roll 168A frame 18
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fol. 20v (formerly 21v)
'Ie have so longe kepe schepe ...' (two parts).
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Source: Roll 168A frame 9
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fol. 21r (formerly 22r)
'Mon cur en averoye ...' (three parts).
Fol. 21v (formerly 22v) very badly rubbed and discoloured: not reproduced here.
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Source: Roll 168A frame 10
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fol. 22r (formerly 23r)
'My cares comen ever anew ...' (two parts).
'With ryth al my herte ...' (two parts; imperfect).
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Source: Roll 168A frame 19
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fol. 22v (formerly 23v)
'I rede thou be joly and glad …' (two parts).
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Source: Roll 168A frame 20
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fol. 23r
Imperfect two-part Latin respond: 'Felix namque ...'.
Fol. 23v very badly rubbed and discoloured, perhaps originally largely blank and maybe the outside of a medieval wrapper: not reproduced here.

Catalogue information

This fragmentary manuscript is described in Anselm Hughes, Medieval polyphony in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1951), no. 20; and further illustrated in J. F. R. Stainer and C. Stainer, Sacred and secular songs, with other MS. compositions in the Bodleian Library (Early Bodleian music, 1; London, 1901), pls. xx-xxv. The official Library description of the whole volume in which these leaves are bound is Summary Catalogue, IV, no. 21956.

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