Manuscript Virginal Book, F-Pn Rés 1186 (Various)

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Copyist Richard or Robert Creighton (not Robert Creighton (c.1639-1734))
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1638-50).
Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): Rés 1186
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Work Title Recueil de pièces pour virginal
Alternative. Title Virginal Book; Manuscript, F-Pn Rés 1186
Composer Various
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's see below
  1. Beautie is a louely sweete (Bateson)
  2. The Nightingale, the nightingale, so soone as Aprill springeth (Bateson)
  3. Come follow mee faire Nymphes, come (Bateson)
  4. Your shining eyes & golden haire (Bateson)
  5. A sea Nymph sate upon the shore (Wilkinson)
  6. Untitled
  7. O Sleepe O sleepe fond fancie [texted] (Morley)
  8. Unquiet thoughts (Dowland
  9. Who euer thinks or hopes (Dowland)
  10. My thoughts are wingd with hopes [texted] (Dowland)
  11. If my complaints (Dowland)
  12. Can shee excuse my wrongs (Dowland)
  13. Deare if you change (Dowland)
  14. Goe Crystall teares (Dowland)
  15. Rest a while (Dowland)
  16. All yee whome loue (Dowland)
  17. Sleepe wayward thoughts (Dowland)
  18. His golden locks (Dowland)
  19. Come heauie sleepe, the image of true death (Dowland)
  20. Though Philomela lost her loue (Morley)
  21. Wilt thou unkind thus (Dowland)
  22. Away with these selfe-loving lads (Dowland)
  23. Thinkst thou then by thy faining (Dowland)
  24. Come away, come sweet loue (Dowland)
  25. Now is the month of Maying (Morley)
  26. Good morrow Valentine
  27. What if a day or a month or a yeare (Creighton, dated 27 October 1636)
  28. Psalm 4
  29. Psalm 67
  30. Wilsons wilde
  31. Pepper
  32. A Scottish Jigge (with 36 divisions)
  33. Thomas you cannot
  34. Barrow Faustus
  35. Untitled
  36. Untitled
  37. The Skipping Jigge
  38. Untitled
  39. Lift up your eyes to the skies (Creighton, dated 25 February 1635)
  40. Untitled (Creighton, dated 6 December 1638)
  41. With my loue my life was nestled (Morley)
  42. Tell mee Susan
  43. Fortune my foe
  44. Johnsons Galliard
  45. Welladay
  46. The Queenes Allmaine
  47. A pauine
  48. Good night, good rest
  49. Goe to bed & sleepe
  50. Aprill is in my mistris face (Morley)
  51. Since my teares (Morley)
  52. Now is the gentle season
  53. The fields abroad with spangled flowers
  54. Trench-more
  55. A French Coranto
  56. Another French Coranto
  57. The Queene of Bohemia's dumpe
  58. The Nightingale
  59. The Spanish Gypsie
  60. A dance
  61. The fairest Nymphes the valleyes
  62. The Canaries
  63. Up and downe
  64. A Coranto (Loosemore)
  65. Untitled
  66. Untitled
  67. The fairest nymphes the valleyes [bis]
  68. Untitled
  69. Untitled (Creighton, dated 17 December 1635)
  70. Untitled (Creighton)
  71. Veni Creator. Come holy Ghost eternall God (Daman) - Collected out of William Damon his second sett of psalmes
  72. The song of the 3 children. Benedicite. O all yee works of God the Lord (Daman)
  73. The humble suite of a sinner. O Lord of whome I do depend (Daman)
  74. Te Deum laudamus. Wee praise thee God (Daman)
  75. Benedictus. The only Lord of Israel (Daman)
  76. The Lamentation of a sinner. O Lord turne not away thy face (Daman)
  77. The Complaint of a sinner. Where righteousnes doth say (Daman)
  78. Coranto
  79. The Queenes Maske
  80. The Kings Morisco
  81. Untitled
  82. A Scottish Jigge [2]
  83. A Pauen
  84. The Galliard
  85. Untitled
  86. Libera me Domine [et pone me] (Byrd) (continued 2 pages later)
  87. Psalm 113. Yee children which doe serue the Lord
  88. Untitled
  89. Untitled
  90. A short Coranto
  91. Jumpe at my Cozen
  92. My loue shee dwells not here
  93. Untitled
  94. Untitled
  95. Untitled
  96. Ouer the mountaines
  97. Mris. mine well may you fare
  98. Amidst the fairest mountaine toppes
  99. Untitled
  100. Untitled
  101. When Daphne did from Phoebus flie
  102. When all the Gods had made a feast
  103. A 1000 Kisses winne my heart from mee
  104. What if I liue for loue of thee
  105. With my loue my life was nestled [bis] (Morley)
  106. Untitled
  107. Troy towne
  108. John come kisse mee now
  109. Praise blindnes eyes
  110. Now cease my wandring eyes
  111. White as lillies
  112. Faction that euer dwells [incomplete?]
  113. Untitled (Creighton)
  114. In sad & ashie weeds
  115. untitled fragment
  116. untitled fragment
  117. untitled
  118. The Nightingale (Loosemore)
  119. The mocke-Nightingale (Silver)
  120. The Ladie Weston's Allmaine
  121. Say prettie wanton
  122. My Lord Willbee's Wellcome home
  123. A Coranto (Lever)
  124. A Lute lesson
  125. Who dare say that I lay with her
  126. She rould it in her apron
  127. Can you not hitt it my good man?
  128. Untitled
  129. The Neather land
  130. I gott the coate
  131. Tutte venite armati
  132. Vezzosette Nymphe belle (Creighton)
  133. Untitled
  134. Jumpe at my Cozen [2]
  135. Thomas you cannot [2]
  136. Open the door to three
  137. Faire maide are you walking?
  138. Saluator mundi salua nos
  139. Emendemus in melius. Part 1 (Byrd)
  140. Emendemus in melius. Part 2 (Byrd)
  141. O Sacrum Convivium (Tallis)
  142. Shal I sue shal I seek for grace
  143. Sorrow sorrow stay (Dowland)
  144. Untitled [Sellenger's Round]
  145. Eheu sustulerunt dominus meus
  146. O Amica mea sunt capilli tui. Part 1
  147. Dentes tui sicut greges tonsarum. Part 2
  148. fragment or sketch
  149. A voluntarie (Mr Gibbons)
  150. Untitled
  151. A lesson of Voluntarie of 3 parts (?Mudd)
  152. The Answer to the former lesson (Mudd)
  153. The revolto
  154. Untitled
  155. Untitled
  156. Wherefore are men soe loth to die [texted]
  157. Untitled (Creighton, dated 2 March 1636)
  158. The bells of Osney
  159. The bells of Osney [2]
  160. The Morris
  161. Q[ueen] M[ary's] Dumpe [2]
  162. The Battell (Byrd)
    1. The Souldiers Summons
    2. The march to the foote men
    3. The march to the horse-men [continued on later page]
    4. The Trumpetts
    5. The Irish march
    6. The Bag-pipe & drumme
    7. Drumme & fife; vel flute
    8. The march to the fight
    9. The morris
    10. The souldiours dance
    11. The Retreate
  163. Churchyard galliard
  164. The rich Jew
  165. Packington's pound
  166. Greene sleeues
  167. Untitled (Byrd)
  168. Galliard (Richard Clarke)
  169. Phillida
  170. O Sleep, o sleep fond fancy [texted] (Morley)
  171. Untitled (Creighton)
  172. Why aske you? (Bull)
  173. Why aske yee? (Bull)
  174. A Toy (John Lugg)
  175. [Battell, continued] (Byrd)
    1. The latter end of the march to the horse men
    2. The beginning of the bag-pipe & drumme
    3. Victoria
  176. Lachrymae (Dowland)
  177. The Spanish Pauan
  178. Woode so wilde
  179. Excuse mee
  180. Farewell deare loue
  181. Welladay [2]
  182. Mal Sims
  183. Goe from my window
  184. Our hasty life [incomplete] (Tomkins)
  185. The Lady of Layton's Allmaine
  186. Litle Pegge of Ramsie (Bull)
  187. A Toy (Lugg)
  188. The merry cuckold
  189. Untitled
  190. Williams his Allmaine ("R. A.")
  191. Untitled
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1635-50 ca.
Librettist see Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450–1700 for information on the lyrics contained in this manuscript.
Language English, some Latin titles
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation virginal (harpsichord); some are texted for voice and keyboard, one scored for voice and keyboard

Navigation etc.

  • Keyboard manuscript, almost certainly English, attributed to an "R. Cr.", who signs and dates several pieces. Nowhere does this copyist write his name in full. On an later scrap of paper pasted to an endpage, there is a list (in a different hand to the copyist) of composers in the manuscript, including this entry: "probably transcribed some composed by Dr R. Creigton. 1635." The only Dr. R. Creig[h]ton that fits this date would be Robert Creighton (1593-1672), later Bishop of Bath and Wells, and father of the composer Robert Creighton (c.1639-1734).
In the (19th century) French contents list, the name is given as "Richard(?) Creigton".
  • Contient des oeuvres originales ou transcrites d'après Thomas Bateson, Wilkinson, Thomas Morley, John Dowland, R. Cr. [Richard Creighton], Henry Loosemore, William Daman, William Byrd, John Silver, Mr Lever, Thomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Mudd (1550-after 1619), Richard Clarke, John Bull, John Lugg, Thomas Tomkins. - Certaines des oeuvres de Creighton portent des dates de compositions (1635 à 1638), mais ne sont pas copiées dans l'ordre chronologique. - Au début, index partiel des pièces par sources