This page is marked for cleanup because a contents list needs to be compiled so that tags can be checked; not all the choruses are for all 10 voices, so a tag has been added for "voices" generically. This is complicated by the fact that not all of the part books survive..
⇒ 6 more: Primus Countertenor Decani • Tenor Decani • Medius Cantoris • Primus Countertenor Cantoris • Tenor Cantoris • Bassus Cantoris
||Royal College of Music Library, London (GB-Lcm): MS 1045-1051
||Church Music, GB-Lcm MS 1045-1051
||Barnard Part Books; Barnard MSS
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||GB-Lcm MS 1045-1051
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
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|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||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
||Important manuscript collection of church music, dated 1625. Used by John Barnard in his First book of selected church musick (1641)
- 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