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Collection Level Description: Papers of H.M. Bannister

Reference: MSS. Eng. liturg. c. 5-15, d. 4-7, e. 2-26, f. 1-2; Lat. liturg. c. 11-33, d. 15, d. 26-34
Title: Papers of H.M. Bannister
Dates of Creation: [c. 1873-1917]
Extent: 75 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Henry Marriot Bannister (1854-1919) was a musicologist. He collected, but did not live to publish, materials on sequence melodies. His projected title was Sequentiarum melodiae. 'A fractional part' was published by Dom Anselm Hughes, Anglo-French sequelae edited from the papers of ... Bannister (Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society, 1934).

Scope and Content

Papers of H.M. Bannister, relating to plainsong and liturgy in the medieval church, based on notes and transcripts from early Latin liturgical manuscripts. The collection is arranged as follows:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library, 1900-1934.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 41851-925.

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Sequences (Liturgy)

Bannister | Henry Marriott | 1854-1919 | Musicologist

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