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Lute music: the Trumbull lute book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8844

Scope and Contents

Collection of late 16th century music for six-course and seven-course lutes: 26 solos, 10 duet parts, 2 mixed consort parts: pavans, galliards and fantasias. Possibly in the hand of William Trumbull (c.1580-1635), the original owner. Folio 1r is inscribed `To his Verie ffrend mr Jno Reynoldes merchaunt in Melcombe Reges to his good frend mr Wm Holman merchaunt.. to the Worshipll Henrie Rogers Esquier.'
Folio 1v-2r [(John Johnson?), `the new hunt's up']; 2r [(Thomas Campion?), `What if a day']; 2v-3r [Thomas Morley, ‘The sacred end pavan']; 3v `dat mout ich hebben', `Nowe to bed'; 4r `The passinges messeuers galiard 16 sembri', `..A galliard Mr Clarke'; 4v-5r [John Johnson], `Delight'; 5v-6r `..A pavan mr Johnson', [(Nicholas) Strogers?], `..Inominie galliard'; 6v-7r [(John Johnson?)], `..the new Medly'; 7v-8r [Bassano], `Augusti pavan', `..A galliard mr knowles'; 8v-9r [Bassano], `Augustines pavan'; 9v `a galliard', `Stanes Morris'; 10r `The flat pavan'; 10v-11r `The quadrant pavan'; 11v-12r `..The galliard to the quadrant pavan'; 12v-13r [Anthony Holborne], `..a Pavan Mr Holburne', `the Earl of Esikes measure'; 13v-14r `..a pavan' [My Lady P. pavan]; 14v [Anthony Holborne], `dat mout ich hebben.. A galliard'; 15r [The flat pavan], [The Queen's almain]; 15v-16r [John Johnson, `The new hunt's up]; 16v-17r `Strogers In nomine', [Richard Allison, the sharp pavan] `Ground to Sh: pa;tr:'; 17v-19r [John Johnson, The flat pavan], [Anthony Holborne, `Passion Galliard'], [Galliard RB]; 21v-23r [Philip van Wilder, `Si vous voulez']; 23v-24v `..the Spanish pavan'; 24r-25v `Proueribus', [Dowland] `Alo', [John Johnson, `Rogero']; 32v [galliard]; 33v [galliard] ]


  • Creation: 1595 (Circa)

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

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the collection of the Marquess of Downshire, and formerly deposited at Berkshire County Record Office; purchased by Library in 1989

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