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The Method for Intoneing the Eight Tones to the Psalms Regular and Irregular on the Gregorian Note

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3862

Scope and Contents

The tones are shown applied to various parts of the Catholic liturgy, with musical notation throughout, saves where prayers intervene. Headings and initials are in red or green ink, with occasional ornate coloured initials and use of decorative flowerwork. Following p. 104 are 40pp of printed devotions titled Bona Mors: or A Preparation for a Happy Death, n.p., 1737, parts of which carry a musical accompaniment. A ref. on p. 73 of the MS shows that the MS was designed to be bound with this printed text. Wade's hand resumes with a demonstration of the 'gammet' [gamut]. pp. 15-16, 31-2, 87-8: torn out; pp. 44-52: blank. Partly erased signature, poss. of C. Perrin, at fo. 1.


  • Creation: 1737


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

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Messrs Bull & Auvache, Jan. 1900.

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