Church Music, GB-Lcm MS 1045-1051 (Barnard, John)

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Sheet Music


6 more: Primus Countertenor Decani • Tenor Decani • Medius Cantoris • Primus Countertenor Cantoris • Tenor Cantoris • Bassus Cantoris

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1625.
Misc. Notes Royal College of Music Library, London (GB-Lcm): MS 1045-1051
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Work Title Church Music, GB-Lcm MS 1045-1051
Alternative. Title Barnard Part Books; Barnard MSS
Composer Barnard, John
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. GB-Lcm MS 1045-1051
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 174 compositions
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 10 voices (only 7 survive): medius decani, primus countertenor decani, secundus countertenor decani, tenor decani, bassus decani, medius cantoris, primus countertenor cantoris, secundus countertenor cantoris, tenor cantoris, bassus cantoris
Extra Information Important manuscript collection of church music, dated 1625. Used by John Barnard in his First book of selected church musick (1641)

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50 of the 174 compositions are unique to this collection and not found in any other source
Named composers are Barnard; Batten; Bevin; Browne (perhaps William Browne, or William Browne of Tavistock); Bull; Byrd; Cobbold; Cranford; Davies; Dering; Farrant; Fido; Gibbons; Gibbs; Giles; Heath; Holmes; Hooper; Hunt; Jeffries; Jones (perhaps Robert Jones; Juxon; Mace; Marson; Morley; John Mundy; William Mundy; Okeover; Parsons; Pysing; Portman; Sheppard; Stonard; Strogers; Tallis; John Tomkins; Thomas Tomkins; Tozar; Tucker; Tye; Ward; Weelkes; West; White; M. White; and Woodson
The part books written in the hands of at least four scribes, one of whom has been identified as Adrian Batten
Much has been written about these part books, the most detailed of which is probably Daniel John Bamford's PhD thesis
Here is another links to some discussion of contents: Catalogue of the Library of the Sacred Harmonic Society