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Collection of music for lute

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3056

Scope and Contents

On 6-line stave. Named pieces include: Anthony Holborne, 'Cradle of Conceits'; John Dowland, 'Piper's Pavan and Galliard', 'Lachrymae', 'Pavan', 'A fancy'; W. Hollis, 'John Blundevill's last farewell'; M. Cavendish, 'Galliard'; K. C., 'An answer to cuckoo', 'Lachrymae', 'A fancy'; John Daniell, 'Monsieur's Almayne', 'Rosa'; Thomas Robinson, 'Spanish pavan'; 'Fantasia Laurincini'; several preludes and exercises; 'Robin Galliard'; S. T., 'Pavan' and 'Galliard'; 'Fantasia Newsadlers'; 'Frog galliard'; 'Moll-Symms'; 'Monsieur's almayne'; Thomas Smyth, 'Galliard'; T. Vauter, 'Almaine'; D. Batcheler, 'Pavan' and 'Galliard' fo. 185v: financial calculation (18th-cent. hand). fos 83-191: blank. inside front cover: bookplate of F. W. Cosens, and '7730' (19th-cent. hand).


  • Creation: 1600 (Circa)

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1 volume(s) (1 volume paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Francis Jenkinson, Librarian, 31 Dec. 1891.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available


For an account of the MS see R. Newton, 'English lute music', in Musical Assoc. Proc. 1938-9, pp. 63 fol.
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Repository Details

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