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Music -- 16th century -- Manuscripts

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Early seventeenth-century manuscript of Italian and French lute music in French tablature

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-766
Identifier: Coll-2073
Scope and Contents Formerly part of the Dolmetsch Collection, this manuscript contains some 320 pieces of Italian and French lute music in French tablature, 89 of which are unique to this source. The compositions, by 26 identified composers, date from the transitional period between the stylistic epochs of the Renaissance and Baroque. One composer of particular interest is the lutenist Michelagnolo (or Michelangelo) Galilei (1575-1631), son of the theorist and lutenist Vincenzo Galilei and brother of Galileo...
Dates: c 1620
f. 26r
f. 26r

MS 64: Dunkeld Music Book , 16th century

Identifier: MS 64
Contents This manuscript contains music scores and lyrics for religious songs, and it is a good example of the polyphonic music of the 16th century. The book was originally 5 different volumes (one for each different voice) that were bound together, and now it has 6 folios of thick vellum at the beginning and end, and between each volume. Each volume has a similar lay-out: the first part has several motets and antiphons, mostly in honour of the Virgin Mary. The last part has one to three settings of...
Dates: 16th century

The Scottish Psalter, 1566, Wode's MS, illustrated Vol. I. Tenor; II.Treble; III. Bass, 1566

Identifier: La.III.483
Scope and Contents

Illustrated Scottish metrical psalter in three volumes dated 1566, on paper, that belonged to Thomas Wode, vicar of St Andrews. These are the first three partbooks of the first set of the work known as 'The Wode Psalter', and contains the cantus, tenor and bassus. For a more detailed description, see the following website:

Dates: 1566