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Manuscript Music Sources

Manuscript Music Sources
This list is not comprehensive. It includes manuscript music sources cited in the book, along with early manuscript sources for tunes, but some tunes have dozens of further concordances.


Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS 9085
(ca. 1470 or after)

Rôti boulli joyeux

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Parker Library, MS 410 (late 15th century)

treatise on discant

Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, MS 782;
John Bull Manuscript (before 1613 and ca. 1660)

Come away, Hecate
Go happy heart
Lo, in a vale
Orpheus I am
Weep no more

Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Music MS 168; Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (ca. 1609–17)

Callino Casturame
Daunce (Dulcina)
Hanskin (Jog on)
La Volta (French Levalto)
Loath to depart
Munday’s Joy (Maidens Joy)
Old Spagnoletta
Packington’s Pound
Quodling’s Delight (Goddesses)
Up tails all

Cambridge, King’s College, Rowe Music Library MS KC 1; Lant Roll (ca. 1580)

As it fell on a holy day (John Dory)
Jolly Shepherd
Let us be merry all together (With Laurel shall our altars flame)
Sing after fellows (Robin Hood)
Sing you now after me
Wind blows out of the west

Cambridge, Trinity College, MS O.1.30 (flyleaf)

Yf love for love of long tyme had

Cambridge, University Library, MS Dd.2.11; Dd.9.33; Nn.6.36; Holmes consort books (ca. 1585–1605)

Downright Squire
Fortune my foe
Buggle bow
Loath to depart

Chicago, Newberry Library, Case MS.VM.1578.M91 (ca. 1528)

madrigals and motets for Henry VIII

Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, fragments from David and Lussy, Histoire de la notation musicale (Paris, 1882)

Up and down

d’Andrea, Michael, private collection, lute MS (ca. 1575)

Light o’ love
Sellenger’s Round

Dublin, Marsh Library Z3.2.13; Marsh Lute Book (ca. 1595)

Chi passa
q Downright Squire
Hunt’s up
Labandalashot Galliard
Lusty Gallant
Mounsieur’s Almain
Pepper is black
Sellenger’s Round
Trenchmore

Dublin, Trinity College 408/1; Ballet Lute Book (ca. 1590 and ca. 1610)

Bandalashote galyarde (Labandala shot)
Bonny Sweet Robin (Robin is to the greenwood)
Fortune my foe
In Crete
Peg a Ramsey

Dublin, Trinity College 408/2 (ca. 1605)

Balowe
Bonny Sweet Robin
Callino Casturame
Fortune my Foe
Greensleeves
Hay (Lantero)
Hit (Can’st thou not hit it)
Light o’ Love
Lusty Gallant
Turkeylony (Gods of Love)
Welladay
Wigmore’s Galliard
Wilson’s Wild (Flout ’em)

Dublin, Trinity College 410/1; Dallis Lute Book (1583–85)

Callino Casturame
Chi passa
Fortune my Foe
King of Africa (Old Almain)
Light o’ Love
Lusty Gallant
On ne peut (Mounsier Mingo)
Quarter Braules
Rogero

Dublin, Trinity College, MS 410/2; Dublin Virginal Manuscript, bound with the Dallis Lute Book (ca. 1570)

King Solomon

Dublin, Trinity College, MS 412 (mid-17th century)

Orpheus I am

Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, MS Adv.5.2.15; Skene Mandora Manuscript (1615–30)

Will you hear a Spanish lady

Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, MS Panmure 7 (ca. 1675)

Fit is come over me now (The fit’s come on me now)

Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, MS Panmure 10; Duncan Burnett’s Book (ca. 1615)

Mounsier Mingo

Edinburgh, University Library, MS Dc.I.69 (Edward Lowe, 1660s)

Cast our caps and cares away
Come hither, you that love
Down, down, be still you seas (Down ye angry waters all)
Sir Eglamore
Flying Fame
Have ye any work for the Sowgelder
O fair sweet face
Queen Dido (Troy Town, Bonny Nell)
Turn, turn thy beauteous face
Will ye buy any honesty

Edinburgh, University Library, MS La.iii.483 (mid-17th century)

Orpheus I am

Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Monasterio, Real Biblioteca, MS IV.a.24 (1460–74)

Vostre tresdoulx regart

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Records, MS 57553 (mid-15th century)

Gloria

London, British Library, Add. MS 4900 (early 17th century)

What harte can thynke

London, British Library, Add. MS 5465; Fayrfax Manuscript (ca. 1500)

Hoyda, Jolly Rutterkin

London, British Library, Add. MS 5665; Ritson Manuscript (ca. 1460–1510)

Votre trey dowce regaunt

London, British Library, Add. MS 5666 (early 15th century)

Lullay, lullow

London, British Library, Add. MS 10337; Elizabeth Rogers Virginal Book (1656)

Charon, O Charon

London, British Library, Add. MS 11608 (ca. 1652)

’Tis late and cold

London, British Library, Add. MS 15117 (ca. 1615)

Awake, ye woeful wights
Have I caught my heavenly jewel (Ruggiero)
Have you seen but a white lily
Peacefull westerne winde
Sleep, wayward thoughts

London, British Library, Add. MS 17786–91 (early 17th century)

Bonny sweet Robin (Robin is to the greenwood)
Daphne
Strawberry leaves
What meat eats the Spaniard

London, British Library, Add. MS 19758 (ca. 1607)

Ravenscroft treatise

London, British Library, Add. MS 24665; Giles Earle’s Songbook (ca. 1615–26)

Daphne
Dark is my delight
Dulcina
If I freely may discover

London, British Library, Add. MS 29396 (late 17th century)

I keep my horse

London, British Library, Add. MS 29481 (late 17th century)

Cupid is Venus’ only joy
’Tis late and cold

London, British Library, Add. MS 30485 (ca. 1600)

Callino Casturame
Carman’s Whistle
Rowland

London, British Library, Add. MS 30486 (ca. 1600)

As I went to Walsingham
Carman’s Whistle
Mall Sims
Wanton Season (O man in desperation)
Whoop do me no harm

London, British Library, Add. MS 30513; Mulliner Book (ca. 1559-63)

Bytter Sweete
Hier that the ceder tree
I smile to see how you devise
King Solomon
O ye happy dames
Philips Songe
Venetian galliarde (Where like to like)
When Griping Grief
Wretched Wandering Prince of Troy

London, British Library, Add. MS 31403 (ca. 1700)

Carters Whissel (Carman’s Whistle)

London, British Library, Add. MS 31922; Henry VIII’s Book (ca. 1511–13)

Adieu, madame (Time to pass)
And I were a maiden
Blow thy horn, hunter
Downberry down
Hey nony nony
Hey trolly lolly
Hey trolly lolly lo
I am a jolly foster
I have been a foster
Taunder naken
Trolly lolly
untexted round

London, British Library, Add. MS 53723 (ca. 1626–62)

Dearest, do not you delay me
If I freely may discover
O that joy so soon should waste

London, British Library, Add. MS 56279 (ca. 1620)

Orpheus I am

London, British Library, Add. MS 57950; Old Hall Manuscript (1410–20)

O Georgi deo care

London, British Library, MS Egerton 2013 (mid-17th century)

Adieu fond love
O fair sweet face

London, British Library, MS Egerton 2971 (early 17th century)

Dark is my delight

London, British Library, MS Egerton 3307 (ca. 1440)

Lauda Salvatorum

London, British Library, MS Harley 1512 (ca. 1450–75)

Votre [trey dowce]

London, British Library, MS Harley 7578 (1530–60)

Tie the mare Tomboy

London, British Library, MS Lansdowne 462 (mid-15th century)

Sanctus

London, British Library, MS Mus. 1591; My Ladye Nevells Booke (1591)

As I went to Walsingham
Battle
Carman’s Whistle
Chi passa
Hunt’s up
Mounsier’s Almain
Rowland
Sellenger’s Round

London, British Library, MS Royal Appendix 58 (ca. 1520–40)

Blow thy horn
Downberry down
If care do cause men cry
Thys vyrgyn clere

London, British Library, MS Royal Appendix 74–6; Lumley partbooks (ca. 1547–48)

Domine Dominus noster (Blow thy horn)
J’ay veu le cerf (later addition)

London, British Library, MS Stowe 389 (1558)

If care do cause men cry
My hearte ys leined on the londe (O ye happy dames)
Sick, sick

London, Royal Academy of Music, MS 600; Browne Bandora Book (ca. 1600)

Cobler of Berdeaux

London, Royal Academy of Music, MS 603; Board Lute Book (ca. 1620 and 1635)

Bonny sweet Robin (Robin is to the greenwood)
Canaries
Dulcyna
Flow forth abundant tears (Tinternell)
Go from my window
Hunt’s up
Light o’ Love
Sellenger’s Round
Souldier’s life

London, Royal College of Music, MS 2049 (early 17th century)

What meat eats the Spaniard

New Haven, Yale, Music MS 13; Osborn Commonplace Book (ca. 1560)

untitled gittern piece (Refrain of youth)
Gods of love
If care to cause men cry
Philips Songe
Tender loue that dredethe losse

New York Public Library, MS Drexel 4041 (1640s)

All these lie howling on the Stygian shore
Arm, arm, the scouts are all come in
Cast our caps and cares away
Come follow me
Down, be still you seas (Down ye angry waters all)
I obey, I obey
Tell me dearest what is love
You shall have crowns of roses

New York Public Library, MS Drexel 4175; Anne Twice’s Booke (ca. 1633)

Come away, Hecate
Cupid is Venus’ only joy
Have you seen but a white lily
Tell me dearest what is love

New York Public Library, MS Drexel 4257; John Gamble Commonplace Book (1659)

Away delights (Art thou poor)
Back and side, go bare
Come hither, you that love
If I freely may discover
I met with the devil in the shape of a ram
In a Maiden-time profest
See the chariot at hand
Shall I like a hermit dwell
Tell me dearest, what is love
Weep no more

Nottingham University Library, MS Mi LM 16; Willoughby Lute Book (1560–85)

Chi passa
Galiard Labandala hotta (Labandala shot)
Gods of love
Venetian galliarde

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Arch. Selden B 26 (ca. 1450)

Tappster drynker

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Don.c.57 (late 1650s)

Cast our caps and cares away
Come away thou lady gay
Go happy heart
O divinest God of Love
Shall I like a hermit dwell
Vulcan, Oh Vulcan my dear
Weep no more

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Mus.b.1

Weep no more

Oxford, Christ Church Library, MS Mus. 44 (1615–30)

organ accompaniment

Oxford, Christ Church Library, MS Mus. 67 (1615–30)

organ accompaniment

Oxford, Christ Church Library, MS Mus. 87; Elizabeth Davenant’s Book (begun 1624)

Go happy heart
Have you seen but a white lily

Oxford, Christ Church Library, MS Mus. 439 (before 1620)

O that joy so soon should waste
Tarry sweet love
Will ye buy a fine dog

Oxford, Christ Church Library, MS Mus. 984–988; Dow Partbooks (1581–88)

How can the tree

Paris, Conservatoire, MS Rés. 1185 (ca. 1650)

Bonny Sweet Robin (Robin is to the greenwood)
Peg a Ramsey
Ladies Daughter (Walking in a country town)

Paris, Conservatoire, MS Rés. 1186 and 1186bis (1630–40)

Amidst ye fairest mountain tops (Amidst the mountain Ida grove)
Can’st thou not hit it
Daphne
Fortune my foe
Greensleeves
Hunt’s up
Morris
Nutmegs & Ginger
Packington’s Pound
Peg a Ramsey
Munday’s Joy (Maidens Joy)
Packington’s Pound
Pepper is black
Queen Dido (Troy town, Bonny Nell)
Rich Jew
Rowland
Sellenger’s Round
Soldier’s Life
Welladay
Whoop do me no harm

Washington, DC, Library of Congress, MS 1490.M535A5; David Melvill’s “Buik off Roundells” (1612)

Come trole the bowl to me
Jolly Shepherd (Terlitelo)
Loath to depart
Love, love, sweet love (Whenas the rye)
My Dame hath in her hutch
Of all the birds
Three blind mice
Wind blows out of the west (Song Logicall)

Washington, Folger Library, MS V.a.159; Lodge Lute Book (ca. 1559–75)

Antycke (John come kiss me now)
Bonny Sweet Robin (Robin is to the greenwood)
Cater bralles (Quarter Braules)
Upright (Downright) Squire
Hunt’s up
In Crete
Robin Hood
Trenchmore

Washington, Folger Library, MS V.a.409 (ca. 1625–30)

Come kiss me Kate (It is written with a coal)
What shall he have that kild the deer

Washington, Folger Library, MS V.b.280 Dowland Lute Book (ca. 1590)

Bonny Sweet Robin (Robin is to the greenwood)
Cobler
Fortune my Foe
Go from my window
Greensleeves
Hunt’s Up
Kemp’s Jig (Nutmegs & Ginger)
Mall Sims (O man in desperation)
Mounsier’s Almaine
Rowland
Sellenger’s Round
Spanish Pavin

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