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Source: GB-ETc MS 178

manuscript of polyphony , Late 15th to Early 16th centuries: 1490-1502; provenance: England, 'Eton Choirbook'

Archive
Eton College Library [GB-ETc]
Shelfmark
MS 178
Date
Late 15th to Early 16th centuries: 1490-1502
Description

DIAMM information (this information supersedes that given in RISM or the Census Catalogue):

Published in facsimile by DIAMM (See DIAMM publications page)

Census Catalogue Description:

From Census-Catalogue of Manuscript Sources of Polyphonic Music 1400-1550 5 vols., Renaissance Manuscript Studies (Neuhausen-Stuttgart: American Institute of Musicology, Hänssler Verlag, 1979-1988) Vol. 1, p. 213 and Vol. 4, p. 369

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9 Magnificats, 1 Passion, 54 motets = 64

(21 pieces are incomplete, and 29 of the 93 pieces listed in the original index are now missing)

Banastre-1, J. Browne-10, Brygeman-1, Cornyshe-5, Davy-9, Fawkyner-2, Fayrfax-2, Hacomblene-1, Hampton-1, Holyngborne-1, Horwud-4, Howchyn-2, Hygons-1, Kellyk-2, Lambe-8, Nesbet-1, Sturton-1, Sutton-1, Sygar-1, Turges-2, R. Wilkinson -7, William of Stratford-1

(Composers listed in the index whose works are now missing: Baldwyn, Dunstable, Mychelson)

iv + 126 + iv parchment folios of an original 224, 595 x 425. Modern foliation; original foliation by fascicle signatures with numbers (A 1-8, B 1-8, etc.). Missing folios (original foliation): A 8, B 3-6, C 4-5, E 1-8, F 1-2, F 7-8, N 1-8, O 1-8, P 1-8, R4-5, S 1-8, T 1-3, T 6-7, Y 1-8, AA 1-8, BB 2-7, DD 1-8, EE 4-6. Leather covers are probably from the second half of the 16th century; stamped on the front cover are the Tudor Rose, portcullis, fleur-de-lis, and "H.R." (the initials of the London-based binder). Two indices, on f. 1 and f. 1'. Black mensural notation with red for imperfection and white for semiminim and fusa. Decorated initials. The manuscript was probably in use until the Reformation. The parchment flyleaves are from an 11th-century Bible copied by an English hand.

1490-1502 (HarrnE). Copied for use at Eton College; the coats of arms of Eton College and of its Provost, Henry Bost (d. 1502), are found in decorated initials in the manuscript.

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Provenance
England
Notation
black full mensural notation with red coloration (black void semiminims and fusae)

Bibliography

  • View Williamson, Magnus: The Eton Choirbook, Facsimile with introductory study (Oxford: DIAMM Publications, 2010)
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  • View Williams, Carol J: 'The Salve Regina Settings in the Eton Choirbook' Miscellanea Musicologica [Adelaide] 10 (1979), 28-37
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Table of contents

  • View 1 1v-4 O Maria salvatoris mater   - John Browne (i)
  • View 2 4v-8 Gaude flore virginali   - Hugh Kellyk
  • View 3 8v-9v O Maria plena gratiae   - Walter Lambe
  • View 4 10-11 Gaude flore virginali   - Richard Davy (Davys)
  • View 5 11v-14 Stabat mater dolorosa   - ? John Browne (ii) / ? John Browne (i)
  • View 6 14v O regina caelestis gloriae   - Walter Lambe
  • View 7 15-17 Stabat virgo mater Christi   - ? John Browne (i) / ? John Browne (ii)
  • View 8 17v-19 Stabat juxta Christi crucem   - ? John Browne (i) / ? John Browne (ii)
  • View 9 19v-22 O regina mundi clara   - ? John Browne (i) / ? John Browne (ii)
  • View 10 22v-25 Gaude virgo mater Christi   - Sturton (Stourton)
  • View 11 25v O virgo prudentissima   - Robert Wilkinson (Wylkynson)
  • View 12 missing Gaude flore virginali   - Robert Wilkinson (Wylkynson)
  • View 13 missing Salve regina vas mundiciae   - Fawkner
  • View 14 26 Gaude flore virginali   - William Cornysh (senior)
  • View 15 26v-29 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - Robert Wilkinson (Wylkynson)
  • View 16 29v-30 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - William Brygeman
  • View 17 30v-32 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - William Horwood (Horwod, Horwode, Horwud)
  • View 18 32v-34 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - Richard Davy (Davys)
  • View 19 34v-36 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - ? William Cornysh (senior)
  • View 20 36v-38 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - ? John Browne (ii) / ? John Browne (i)
  • View 21 038v-40 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - Walter Lambe
  • View 22 40v-042 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - John Sutton
  • View 23 42v-44 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - Robert Hacomplaynt (Hacomplayne, Hacomblen, Hacomblene, Hacumblen)
  • View 24 44v-46 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - Nicholas Huchyn (Howchyn)
  • View 25 46v-48 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - Robert Wilkinson (Wylkynson)
  • View 26 48v-50 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - Robert Fayrfax (Fayrefax, Fairfax)
  • View 27 50v-52 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - Richard Hygons (Higons, Huchons, Hugo)
  • View 28 52v-54 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - ? John Browne (i) / ? John Browne (ii)
  • View 29 54v-56 Salve regina mater misericordiae   - John Hampton
  • View 30 56v-59 O Domine caeli terraeque creator   - Richard Davy (Davys)
  • View 31 59v-62 Salve Jesu mater vera   - Richard Davy (Davys)
  • View 32 62v-65 Stabat mater dolorosa   - Richard Davy (Davys)
  • View 33 65v-68 Virgo templum trinitatis   - Richard Davy (Davys)
  • View 34 68v-71 In honore summae matris   - Richard Davy (Davys)
  • View 35 71v-74 O Maria et Elisabeth   - Gilbert Banester (Banastir, Banastre)
  • View 36 74v-76 Gaude flore virginali   - William Horwood (Horwod, Horwode, Horwud)
  • View 37 76v-77v Gaude virgo mater Christi   - William Horwood (Horwod, Horwode, Horwud)
  • View 38 missing O regina caelestis gloriae   - Walter Lambe
  • View 39 missing Gaude flore virginali   - Walter Lambe
  • View 40 missing Virgo gaude gloriosa   - Walter Lambe
  • View 41 missing Stabat mater dolorosa   - Robert Fayrfax (Fayrefax, Fairfax)
  • View 42 missing Ave cuius conceptio   - Robert Fayrfax (Fayrefax, Fairfax)
  • View 43 missing Quid cantemus innocentes   - Robert Fayrfax (Fayrefax, Fairfax)
  • View 44 missing Gaude flore virginali   - John Dunstaple (Dunstable, Dunstapell, Dumstable, Donstaple, etc.)
  • View 45 missing Ave lux totius mundi   - ? John Browne (i) / ? John Browne (ii)
  • View 46 missing Gaude flore virginali   - ? John Browne (i) / ? John Browne (ii)
  • View 47 missing Stabat mater dolorosa   - ? William Cornysh (senior)
  • View 48 78-80 Stabat mater dolorosa   - ? William Cornysh (senior)
  • View 49 80v-82 Gaude virgo salutata   - Fawkner
  • View 50 82v-85 Gaude rosa sine spina   - Fawkner
  • View 51 85v-87 Gaude flore virginali   - Edmund Turges
  • View 52 87v-88 Nesciens mater virgo virum   - Walter Lambe
  • View 53 88v Salve decus castitatis   - Robert Wilkinson (Wylkynson)
  • View 54 89 Ascendit Christus hodie   - Nicholas Huchyn (Howchyn)
  • View 55 89v-91v O mater venerabilis   - ? John Browne (i) / ? John Browne (ii)
  • View 56 missing Ad te purissima virgo   - ? William Cornysh (senior)
  • View 57 92v-93v Ave lumen gratiae   - Robert Fayrfax (Fayrefax, Fairfax)
  • View 58 missing O virgo virginum praeclara   - Walter Lambe
  • View 59 94-95 Gaude virgo mater Christi   - Robert Wilkinson (Wylkynson)
  • View 60 95v-97 Stabat virgo mater Christi   - ? John Browne (i) / ? John Browne (ii)
  • View 61 97v-99 Stella caeli extirpavit que lactavit   - Walter Lambe
  • View 62 99v-101 Ascendit Christus hodie   - Walter Lambe
  • View 63 101v-103 Gaude flore virginali   - Walter Lambe
  • View 64 103v-105 Gaude flore virginali   - Edmund Turges
  • View 65 105v-106 Ave Maria mater Dei   - ? William Cornysh (senior)
  • View 66 106v-108 Gaude virgo mater Christi   - ? William Cornysh (senior)
  • View 67 108v-110v Gaude virgo salutata   - Holynborne
  • View 68 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - John Browne (i)
  • View 69 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - Richard Davy (Davys)
  • View 70 111 Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - John Nesbet (Nesbett)
  • View 71 111v-113 Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - William Horwood (Horwod, Horwode, Horwud)
  • View 72 113v-116 Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - Hugh Kellyk
  • View 73 116v-118 Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - Walter Lambe
  • View 74 118v Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - John Browne (i)
  • View 75 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - Robert Fayrfax (Fayrefax, Fairfax)
  • View 76 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - William Brygeman
  • View 77 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - Robert Wilkinson (Wylkynson)
  • View 78 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - Robert Mychelson
  • View 79 119-119v Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - Robert Wilkinson (Wylkynson)
  • View 80 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - William Cornysh (Junior)
  • View 81 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - John Browne (i)
  • View 82 120-120v Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - John Sygar
  • View 83 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - John Browne (i)
  • View 84 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - Edmund Turges
  • View 85 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - Edmund Turges
  • View 86 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - John Baldwin (Baldwine; Baldwyn; Baudewyn; Bawdwyne)
  • View 87 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - John Sygar
  • View 88 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - John Baldwin (Baldwine; Baldwyn; Baudewyn; Bawdwyne)
  • View 89 missing Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - Edmund Turges
  • View 90 121 Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - Richard Davy (Davys)
  • View 91 121v-123 Magnificat: Et exultavit spiritus meus   - William Stratford (William, Monk of Stratford)
  • View 92 124-126 Passio Domini   - Richard Davy (Davys)
  • View 93 126v Jesus autem transiens   - Robert Wilkinson (Wylkynson)

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