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John Dowland and others: musical compositions, c. 1600

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.02.11
Mathew Holmes lute books
Mathew Holmes lute books

Scope and Contents

Pavans, galliards, marches and songs, composed principally by Dowland and Holburne. The music is written on a single stave of six lines; the notes are represented by letters on the lines or spaces, and their length by symbols above the stave. Most pages contain 11 staves. Titles of the pieces include 'My hart is surely soft', 'Go fro my windoe goe' and 'Bonny sweete boy'.


  • c. 1600

Language of Materials


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Custodial History

In the Library by 1856.

Physical Description

The upper portion of the manuscript has been damaged by damp.

Physical Facet


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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