[Book of xx songes.]

Bibliographic Details
Authors and Corporations: Ashewell, Thomas, (Composer), Cornysh, William, (Composer), Cowper, Robert, (Composer), Fayrfax, Robert, (Composer), Gwynneth, John, (Composer), Henry VIII, King of England, (Composer), Jones, Robert, (Composer), Pygott, Richard, (Composer), Taverner, John, (Composer), Stretton, Thomas, (Composer)
Title: [Book of xx songes.]
published:
[London] :: [s.n.],, 1530.
Electronic reproduction.. London :: British Library,, 2011.
Physical Description:4 part books ;; 15 x 20 cm (obl. 4to)
Place of Publication:England -- London.
Type of Resource:Notated Music
Source:Early Music Online
Notes:Collection of sacred, secular and textless (possibly instrumental) songs in three or four parts (SATB), known as ‘XX Songes’, or ‘Twenty Songs’. With list of contents, headed: 'In this boke ar co[n]teynyd. xx. so[n]ges. ix. of iiii. ptes/ and xi. of thre ptes'. All in three parts, except for the following, in four parts: Cornysh’s ‘Pater noster’, Pygot’s ‘By, by lullaby’, Ashwell’s ‘She may be callyd’, Taverner’s ‘The bella’, Gwynnth’s ‘My love mournyth’, Cornysh’s ‘Pleasure it is’, Cornysh’s ‘Concordans Musicall’, both Fayrfax and Cowper’s ‘Ut re my fa sol la’. 'Anno d[omi]ni.M.ccccc.xxx.Decimo die mentis Octobris'. The composers named in this collection are: Cornysh, Pygot, Ashwell, Tavernar, Gwynneth, Fayrfax, Cowper, Jones and Thomas Stretton, the last-named in the MS. portion only. Copy at K.1.e.1. Digitised score at http://purl.org/rism/BI/1530/6. Copy at K.1.e.1. Bassus (45 + 7 leaves), Triplex (1 leaf), [Medius (1 leaf)]; without pagination. Titlepage, sig. A-L, in fours. The printed notes stop in the recto of sig. L.4; the verso contains printed lines with music in manuscript. 2 leaves entirely in MS follow, and then 4 unsigned with printed lines and MS music; a blank leaf at the end. Bound up with this Bassus part is the first leaf of the Triplex. With a photograph of the fragmentary title and colophon leaf of the Medius part in Westminster Abbey Library
Language: Multiple, English, Latin