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Introduction

This shelfmark covers musical manuscripts acquired by the Library at different times from various sources, and referenced thus from c. 1887 to the present day.


Shelfmark MS. Mus. c. 60
Summary Catalogue no. Moved to this shelfmark after 1916: description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Guardbook of miscellaneous musical items, including three groups of medieval polyphonic fragments: (fols. 79-85) Fragments of motets and mass settings. || (fols. 86-87) Parts of a Sanctus for 3 voices by Gilles Binchois. || (fol. 104) Fragments of motets.
Language Latin
Origin English, Worcester (?) || ? || English
Date 13th and 14th centuries || 15th century || 13th century
Material parchment || paper || parchment

Decoration
(fols. 79-85) Removed 1942 from the binding of MS. Bodl. 816 (SC 2686). || (fols. 86-87) Removed 1952 from the binding of [pr.] Auct. 4 Q 5.46 (Bartholomaeus Sibylla, [Strassburg] 1499). || (fol. 104) --.

Bibliography
1998
Cited in more than one article in Ernest H. Sanders, French and English polyphony of the 13th and 14th centuries: style and notation [reprinted articles] (Variorum Collected Studies Series CS637), Aldershot, etc.: Ashgate, 1998, Articles I, p. 31; II, pp. 7, 8, 24, 27, 41
1989
Peter Wright, The related parts of Trent, Museo Provinciale d'Arte, MSS 87 (1374) and 92 (1379): a palaeographical and text-critical study, New York & London: Garland Publishing Inc., 1989, pp. 43, 167, 185, 237, 243, 288, 296-301

Shelfmark MS. Mus. d. 103
Summary Catalogue no. 30644
Summary of contents Four mutilated leaves from the binding of B 9.12 Th. (G. Babington, Works, London 1615), forming part of one or more love songs, with musical notes.
Language English
Origin English
Date 16th century, first half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 860
Bibliography
1993
David Fallows, 'The Drexel fragments of early Tudor song', Research Chronicle, 26 (1993), pp. 5-18, at pp. 9, 15 [fols. 1-4]
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. XCVII.10

Shelfmark MS. Mus. d. 143
Summary Catalogue no. 30645
Summary of contents Two imperfect leaves containing polyphonic motets for three voices (fols. 1-2). || Four leaves containing Galliardo quadrans and John Dowland's Almayne, for keyboard (fols. 3-6).
Language Latin and French
Date c. 1380 || 17th century, first half
Material parchment || paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 860
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 861
Bibliography
1999
Ruth J. Dean (with Maureen B. M. Boulton), Anglo-Norman literature: a guide to texts and manuscripts (Anglo-Norman Text Society, Occasional Publications Series, No. 3), London 1999, no. 761

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R.
1998
Ernest H. Sanders, 'Cantilena and discant in 14th-century English polyphony', first published 1965, reprinted in his collected articles, French and English polyphony of the 13th and 14th centuries: style and notation [reprinted articles] (Variorum Collected Studies Series CS637), Aldershot, etc.: Ashgate, 1998, Article II, pp. 31, 36

Shelfmark MS. Mus. e. 1, MS. Mus. e. 2, MS. Mus. e. 3, MS. Mus. e. 4, MS. Mus. e. 5
Summary Catalogue no. 29582, 29583, 29584, 29585, 29586
Summary of contents 'The Sadler Partbooks': sacred motets by John Taverner, Robert Whyte, Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, etc.
Language English and Latin
Origin English
Date c. 1585
Material paper

Decoration
Good borders, initials. Made for, and probably by, John Sadler, with his devices, 1585. (P&A iii. 1202)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 649
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 650

Shelfmark MS. Mus. e. 21
Summary Catalogue no. Briefly mentioned under SC 29582-29586
Summary of contents Fragments from a choirbook, containing portions of one or more settings of Gloria and Credo for 5 or 6 voices.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
Formerly the covers of 'The Sadler Partbooks', MSS. Mus. e. 1-5 (SC 29582-29586)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 649
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 650


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