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Wednesday, 1 November 2017   

ALISON, Richard, b.?-c.1609

The Psalmes of David in Meter 1599. Edited by Ian Harwood. [British Library, K.7.f.10].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 1. London, 2/ 1980. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 152 pp. Line-cut. A much admired collection of pieces a4, mainly for voice and lute, but with alternative methods of performance possible. Notated in French lute tablature, cittern tablature and mensural notation and printed in table book format. Wrappers. $88 [item no.2987]


ATTEY, John, b.?-c.1640

[Ayres, a4, voices/voice + lute, book 1] The First Book of Ayres 1622. Edited by David Greer. [British Library, K.7.f.10].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 2. London, 2/ 1980. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 31 pp. Halftone. 14 songs in four parts which may be sung as solos with lute accompaniment (in Italian tablature) or as partsongs by four voices. Wrappers. $33 [item no.2988]


BARTLET, John, 16-17th c.

A Book of Ayres 1606. Edited by David Greer. [British Library, K.7.f.10].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 3. London, 2/ 1980. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 48 pp. Halftone. 14 songs, in staff notation with lute accompaniment in French tablature, of which the most notable are “Go wailing verse”, and “I heard of late that love was fallen asleep”. Wrappers. $37 [item no.2989]


BATHE, William, 1564-1614

A Briefe Introduction to the Skill of Song, c.1587. Introduced by Bernarr Rainbow.
Classic Texts in Music Education, 3. Kilkenny, 1982. 13 x 19 cm, xviii, 49 pp. Line-cut of the c.1587 revised edition of the now lost 1584 work considered to be the first musical text book to appear in the English language. Bathe abandons the Gamut in favor of his own seven-note sol-fa system. Hardbound. [item no.2718]


BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van, 1770-1827

[Quartet, strings, op.59, no.1, F major] String Quartet Opus 59 No.1 (First “Razumovsky” Quartet, in F Major). Introduction by Alan Tyson. [Ms. Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin].
Music Manuscripts in Facsimile, 1. London, 1980. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, vi, 93 pp. Beautiful 4-color halftone. Hardbound with linen spine. [item no.145]


[Quartet, strings, op.59, no.2, E minor] String Quartet Opus 59 No.2 (Second “Razumovsky” Quartet, in E minor). Introduction by Alan Tyson. [Ms. Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz Berlin].
Music Manuscripts in Facsimile, 2. London, 1980. Oblong, 35 x 26 cm, vi, 72 pp. Beautiful 4-color halftone. Hardbound with linen spine. [item no.146]


BOURGEOIS, Loys, c.1510-c.1561

The Direct Road to Music (Le droict chemin de musique, 1550). Translated and Introducted by Bernarr Rainbow.
Classic Texts in Music Education, 4. Kilkenny, 1982. 13 x 19 cm, 157, with 63 pp. Line-cut. Reveals the way in which the movement to simplify musical instruction for both adults and children was pursued under Calvinism. Page by page translation. Hardbound. $40 [item no.2717]


BRONTË, Anne, 19th c.

[Arr. of works by Beethoven, Haydn et al] Anne Brontë’s Song Book, 1843-4. Haworth, Bonnell MS 133. [Brontë’s Parsonage Museum, Haworth].
Musical Sources, 17. Kilkenny, 1980. Oblong, 25 x 16 cm, xvi, 102 pp. Halftone. Popular hymns and songs made by A. Brontë. Arrangements based on works by Beethoven, Haydn, and others; some presented in unfamiliar versions. Typical repertory used for home entertainment in a Yorkshire household. Introduction by R. Rastall. Buckram. $63 [item no.971]


BRONTË, Branwell, 19th c.

Branwell Brontë’s Flute Book, 1831-2. Haworth, Bonnell MS 56. [Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth].
Musical Sources, 18. Kilkenny, 1980. Oblong, 22 x 12 cm, x, 22 pp. Halftone. Song-tunes, dances, etc., written by Branwell, together with a few by his teacher. Introduction by R. Rastall. Wrappers. $30 [item no.756]


BYRD, William, 1543-1623

[Cantiones sacrae] Tallis and Byrd: Cantiones sacrae 1575.
Musical Sources, 8. Leeds, 1976. Oblong, 22 x 17 cm, xiii, 6 partbooks, 345 pp. Line-cut of the copy in the Royal College of Music, London. Compiled by Tallis and Byrd themselves, this is the first collection of Latin motets to be published in England. Introduction by R. Rastall. Wrappers, with slipcase. $95 [item no.1312]


CAMPION, Thomas, 1567-1620

[Ayres, books 1 & 2] Two Books of Ayres [1613]. Edited by David Greer. [British Library, London].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 4. London, 1973. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 54 pp. Line-cut of the London, [1613] edition. 42 settings for voice with lute and viol accompaniment in table-book format. The first book contains “divine and morall” songs, the second “light conceits of lovers”. Wrappers. (replaced by OMI catalog no. 7134) [item no.2990]


[Ayres, books 3 & 4] The Third & Fourth Books of Ayres [1618]. Edited by David Greer. [British Library, London].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 5. London, 1973. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 44 pp. Line-cut of the London, [1618] edition. 48 settings for voice with viol, lute, or orpharion, in staff notation (vocal part) and French tablature. Wrappers. $39 [item no.2991]


[Maske, for Lord Hayes] The Discription of a Maske in Honour of the Lord of Hayes 1607. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 6. London, 1970. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 40 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. [item no.2992]


[Maske, for Lord Hayes] The Masque at Lord Hay’s Marriage, 1607.
A Scolar Press Facsimile [= English Lute Songs, 6]. London, 1973. 17 x 21 cm, iii, 40 pp. Line-cut. Introduction by Peter Holman. Hardbound. (replaced by OMI catalog no. 8833). $16 [item no.3702]


[Maske, for Somerset] The Description of a Maske Presented at the Mariage of the Earle of Somerset, 1614. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 7. London, 1970. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 28 pp. Halftone. Includes music to five lute songs, one by Nicholas Laneir, three by John Coperario, and one by Thomas Campion. Wrappers. [item no.2993]


[Maske, for Somerset] The Masque at the Earl of Somerset’s Marriage, 1614.
A Scolar Press Facsimile [= English Lute Songs, 7]. London, 1973. 17 x 21 cm, viii, 28 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1614, in staff notation (vocal part) and French tablature. Introduction by Peter Holman. Wrappers. $18 [item no.3473]


CAVENDISH, Michael, c.1565-1628

14 Ayres in Tabletorie to the Lute 1598. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 8. London, 2/ 1980. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 46 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1598 edition, in table book format. French tablature with vocal part in staff notation. Wrappers. $42 [item no.2994]


COPERARIO, John, c.1575-1626

Funeral Tears 1606. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 9. London, 2/ 1978. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 20 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1606 edition, in table book format. For 2 voices, lute and bass viol. In French tablature with vocal part(s) and bass part in staff notation. Wrappers. $32 [item no.2995]


Songs of Mourning 1613. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 10. London, 1978. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 20 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1613 edition, in French tablature with vocal part in staff notation. Wrappers. $31 [item no.2996]


CORKINE, William, 16-17th c.

Ayres to Sing and Play to the Lute. 1610. Edited by David Greer. [British Library, London].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 11. London, 2/ 1978. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 25 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1610 edition. 12 songs for voice, lute (French tablature) and bass viol, in table book format, plus 6 lessons for the lyra viol, notated in tablature. Wrappers. $31 [item no.2997]


The Second Booke of Ayres 1612. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 12. London, 2/ 1977. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 36 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1612 edition, in regular and table book format. Songs (staff notation) with lute accompaniment in French tablature. 1 duet for lyra-viol as well as a number of solos for lyra-viol, equally appropriate for lute. Wrappers. $36 [item no.2998]


DANYEL, John, 1564-c.1625

Songs for the Lute 1606. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 13. London, 2/ 1977. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 44 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1606 edition, in table book format. For up to 4 voices (in staff notation) with lute accompaniment in French tablature. The bass part is probably played by the bass viol. Wrappers. $40 [item no.2999]


DOWLAND, John, 1562-1626

The Folger “Dowland” Manuscript. Washington, Folger Shakespeare Library, Ms. V.b.280. Introduction by John Robinson.
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 3. Guildford, 2003. 4º, 78 pp. Halftone. Contains autograph pieces by John Johnson and John Dowland, and includes pieces by Newman, Allison, and Robert Dowland and some fragments, altogether 75 compositions. Mostly for 6-course, some for 7-course lute, notated in French tablature. Wrappers. $44 [item no.8372]


Lachrimae. Facsimile of the Original Edition of ca. 1604. Edited by Warwick Edwards. [Henry Watson Music Library, Manchester].
Musical Sources, 5 [= Early Music Reprints, I]. Leeds, 1974. 23 x 33 cm, viii, 49 pp. Halftone. 21 pieces for 5 strings with nine-course Renaissance lute in old tuning. Collection comprises the 7 pavans based on Lachrimae (Dowland’s most celebrated composition and the most widely known melody at that time), 3 other pavans, 9 gailliards and 2 almands. Printed in table-book format. Some pieces can be played as lute solos. Hardbound. (replaced by OMI catalog no. 4449 or 7580) [item no.1018]


Lachrimae [1604]. A Reproduction of the Copy Owned by Robert Spencer. With the Commentary by Warwick Edwards for the 1974 Reproduction of the Manchester P.L. Copy and Additional Notes 1991 by Stewart McCoy and Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 5. Aberystwyth, 1992. 23 x 33 cm, 8, 49 pp. Halftone of the London, 1604 edition. 21 pieces for 5 strings with nine-course Renaissance lute in old tuning (French tablature). Collection comprises the 7 pavans based on “Lachrimae” (Dowland’s most celebrated composition and the most widely known melody at that time), 3 other pavans, 9 gailliards and 2 almands. Printed in table-book format. Some pieces can be played as lute solos. Wrappers. $38 [item no.4449]


A Pilgrimes Solace 1612. Edited by Diana Poulton.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 18. London, 1977. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 48 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1612 edition. In table-book format. Wrappers. (replaced by OMI catalog no. 7325) [item no.3000]


[Songs, voices/viols, lute, book 1, 1597 ed.] The First Booke of Songes or Ayres 1597. Edited by Diana Poulton.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 14. London, 1968. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 48 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. [item no.3001]


[Songs, voices/viols, lute, book 1, 1613 ed.] The First Booke of Songs 1613. Edited by Diana Poulton. [British Library, London].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 15. London, 3/ 1985. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 48 pp. Line-cut of the Humfrey Lownes edition (London, 1613), in table book format. Believed to represent Dowland’s own revisions. 21 songs a4 with lute/orpharion/viol accompaniment, plus 1 galliard for two lutes. French tablature. Wrappers. Ex-library copy. $35 [item no.3002]


[Songs, voices/viols, lute, book 2] The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres 1600. Edited by Diana Poulton. [Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 16. London, 3/ 1985. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 50 pp. Line-cut of the Thomas Este edition (London, 1600), in table book format. 22 songs a2, a4 & a5 with lute/orpharion/viol accompaniment. French tablature. Wrappers. $36 [item no.3003]


[Songs, voices/viols, lute, books 3 & 4] The Third and Last Booke of Songs or Ayres 1603. Edited by Diana Poulton. [Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.].
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 17. London, 2/ 1985. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 47 pp. Line-cut of the Thomas Adams edition, London, 1603, in table book format. 21 songs a4 & 5, with lute/orpharion/viol accompaniment. French tablature. Wrappers. $34 [item no.3004]


DOWLAND, Robert, c.1586-1641

A Musicall Banquet 1610. Edited by Diana Poulton.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 19. London, 2/ 1977. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 44 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. (replaced by OMI catalog no. 3958) [item no.3005]


FERRABOSCO, Alfonso, c.1572-1628

Ayres 1609. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 20. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 38 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1609 edition, in French tablature. Wrappers. $32 [item no.3006]


FORD, Thomas, c.1580-1648

Musicke of Sundrie Kindes 1607. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 21. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 48 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1607 edition, in table book format. Songs a2 and a4 with lute/orpharion/viol accompaniment. Duets for lutes/viols. French tablature. Wrappers. $34 [item no.3007]


GALIN, Pierre, 1786-1821

Rationale for a New Way of Teaching Music (from Exposition d’une nouvelle méthode, 1818). Translated and Introduced by Bernarr Rainbow.
Classic Texts in Music Education, 8. Kilkenny, 1983. 13 x 19 cm, 93, with 39 pp. Line-cut. An exciting analysis of the learning process common to language and music. Introduction by Bernarr Rainbow. Hardbound. $36 [item no.2720]


GREAVES, Thomas, 16-17th c.

Songes of Sundrie Kindes 1604. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 22. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 42 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1604 edition, in table book format. 9 ayres for solo voice with lute and bass viol accompaniment; 6 songs of sadness for solo voice and viol consort; 6 madrigals for 5 voices, with or without instrumental accompaniment. French tablature. Wrappers. $36 [item no.3008]


HANDEL, George Frideric, 1685-1759

[Messiah, “Dublin” conducting score] Handel’s Conducting Score of Messiah. Reproduced in Facsimile from the Manuscript in the Library of St. Michael’s College, Tenbury Wells. Introduction by Watkins Shaws.
London, 1974. Oblong, 33 x 26 cm, 5, 284 pp. Superb monochrome halftone of the “Dublin” or “Tenbury” copy by J.C. Smith, Handel’s main copyist. Used by Handel for numerous concerts including the 1742, Dublin performances. Contains many annotations, names of singers, etc., in the hand of the composer. Published for the Royal Musical Association on the anniversary of its founding. Tan buckram. [item no.1625]


HANDFORD, George, 16-17th c.

Ayres to be Sunge to the Lute [ca. 1609]. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 23. London, 2/ 1980. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 50 pp. Line-cut of manuscript R.16.29 from Trinity College, Cambridge. Ayres for solo voice, lute and bass viol, in table book format. Staff notation and French tablature. Wrappers. $40 [item no.3009]


HUME, Tobias, c.1569-1645

[Ayres, voice, lute/viola da gamba] The First Part of Ayres 1605. Edited by Frank Traficante.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 24. London, 3/ 1985. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 120 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1605 edition. In lyra-viol tablature notation. Wrappers. (replaced by OMI catalog no. 8319) [item no.3010]


Captain Humes; Poeticall Musicke 1607. Edited by Frank Traficante.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 25. London, 2/ 1977. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 52 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1607 edition. In lyra-voil tablature notation. Wrappers. )replaced by OMI catalog no. 8455) [item no.3011]


JONES, Robert, c.1577-c.1615

The Muses Gardin 1610. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 30. London, 1978. 27 x 32 cm, iii, 30 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1610 edition, in table book format. 21 pieces for soprano, lute and bass viol (in French tablature and staff notation). Wrappers. $40 [item no.3012]


A Musicall Dreame 1609. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 29. London, 2/ 1980. 27 x 32 cm, iii, 47 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1609 edition, in table book format. Pieces for 2 voices, lute and viola da gamba; 4 voices, lute and viol; and solo voice with lute and/or viol accompaniment (in French tablature and staff notation). Wrappers. $40 [item no.3013]


[Songs & ayres, book 1] The First Booke of Songes and Ayres 1600. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 26. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 32 cm, iii, 46 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1600 edition, in table book format. 21 pieces for 4 voices with lute accompaniment (in French tablature and staff notation). Wrappers. $36 [item no.3014]


[Songs & ayres, book 2] The Second Booke of Songes and Ayres 1601. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 27. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 32 cm, iii, 47 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1601 edition, in table book format. 21 pieces for soprano and bass voices with lute and viol accompaniment (in French tablature and staff notation). Wrappers. $40 [item no.3015]


Ultimum Vale 1605. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 28. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 32 cm, iii, 46 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1605 edition, in table book format. Pieces for solo voice, lute and viola da gamba; 4 voices, lute and viol; and two treble voices with lute and/or viol accompaniment (in French tablature and staff notation). Wrappers. $36 [item no.3016]


LAUFFENSTEINER, Wolff Jacob, 1676-1754

Partie in B Flat Major for 11-Course Baroque Lute, Entrée, Courente, Bourée, Menuet, Guique, Sarabande. Facsimile of a Manuscript (c.1720) with Introductory Notes and Modern Tablature Edition by Peter Lay and the Owner, Robert Spencer.
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 1. Guildford, 1987. Oblong, 30 x 21 cm, i, 25 pp. Line-cut of a ms believed to be from the library of Graf Harrach of Vienna. Wrappers. $15 [item no.7967]


MASON, George, 16-17th c.

[& John Earsden] The Ayres that were Sung and Played at Brougham Castle 1608. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 31. London, 2/ 1978. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 20 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1608 edition. Settings for 1-2 voices & lute, in staff notation and French tablature. 1 work calls for bass viol in addition. Wrappers. $36 [item no.3017]


MAYNARD, John, c.1577-c.1614

The XII Wonders of the World 1611. Edited by Ian Harwood.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 32. London, 2/ 1978. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 48 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1611 edition, in table book format. Collection of songs for solo voice with lute/lyra viol and bass viol accompaniment (staff notation & French tablature). Instrumental pieces for bass viol and lute. Wrappers. $40 [item no.3018]


MORLEY, Thomas, 1557-1602

[Ayres] The First Book of Ayres 1600. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 33. London, 2/ 1977. 26 x 37 cm, iii, 36 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $36 [item no.3019]


MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791

[Concerto, piano, orch, no.24, K.491] Piano Concerto in C minor, K.491 with a Foreword by Watkins Shaw and a Critical Introduction by Denis Matthews. Reproduced from the Autograph Manuscript in the Royal College of Music, London, under the Direction of Leslie Hewitt.
Musical Sources, 14. Kilkenny, 1979. Oblong, 37 x 27 cm, 12, 74 pp. Halftone. Hardbound. [item no.463]


PILKINGTON, Francis, c.1562-1638

The First Booke of Songs or Ayres 1605. Edited by David Greer.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 34. London, 2/ 1978. 27 x 37 cm, iii, 48 pp. Line-cut. Wrappers. $40 [item no.3020]


PORTER, Walter, c.1588-1659

Madrigales and Ayres, of Two, Three, Foure and Five Voyces, with the Continued Base, with Toccatos, Sinfonias and Rittornellos to Them, after the Manner of Confort Musique, To be Performed with the Harpesechord, Lutes, Theorbos, Base Violl, Two Violins, or Two Viols.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 35. London, 2/ 1981. 23 x 35 cm, 6 partbooks, ii, c.120 pp. Line-cut of the London, 1632 edition, in the original partbook format. 22 pieces. Wrappers. $78 [item no.3021]


PYNSON, Richard, 15-16th c. [publisher]

Processionale ad usum Sarum. Richard Pynson, 1502. [Unique copy, St. John’s College, Oxford].
Musical Sources, 16. Kilkenny, 1980. 16 x 22 cm, xxxii, 375 pp. Halftone of a magnificent processional intended for Salisbury. 2-color frontispiece. Regarded as one of the finest printed books of the period. Introduction and index by R. Rastall $101 [item no.1548]


RAVENSCROFT, Thomas, c.1590-c.1633

A Briefe Discourse, 1614, with an Introduction by Ian Payne.
Musical Sources, 22. Kilkenny, 1984. 19 x 25 cm, x, 106 pp. Halftone of the printed edition. Ravenscroft’s famous treatise on harmonic theory illustrated by 24 examples of 4-part pieces notated in mensural notation in choirbook format. With a short note by Robert Spencer. Cloth. $56 [item no.2242]


ROSSETER, Philip, 1568-1623

A Booke of Ayres, 1601.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632: A Collection of Facsimile Reprints, 36. London, 2/ 1977. 23 x 35 cm, i, 48 pp. Line-cut. Songs by Thomas Campion arranged for voice, lute and bass viol in table-book format. Wrappers. $36 [item no.3022]


ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778

Project Concerning New Symbols for Music [Projet concernant de nouveaux signues pour la musique], 1742. Translated and Introduced by Bernarr Rainbow.
Classic Texts in Music Education, 1. Kilkenny, 1982. 15 x 23 cm, xi, 28 with 14 pp. Line-cut. Rousseau marked his arrival in Paris by reading to the Academie des Sciences a paper in which he presented a new system of musical notation. His proposals were to form the basis of the 19th-c. method of teaching music devised by Pierre Galin and his associates. Introduction, together with page by page translation by Bernarr Rainbow. Hardbound. $28 [item no.2719]


TALLIS, Thomas, c.1505-1585

Tallis and Byrd: Cantiones sacrae 1575.
Musical Sources, 8. Leeds, 1976. Oblong, 22 x 17 cm, xiii, 6 partbooks, with 345 pp. Line-cut of the copy in the Royal College of Music, London. Compiled by Tallis and Byrd themselves, this is the first collection of Latin motets to be published in England. Introduced by R. Rastall. Wrappers, with slipcase. $95 [item no.1312]


WEELKES, Thomas, c.1576-1623

Keyboard Music in Facsimile from BL Add. MS 30485, NYPL Drexel MS 5612, RCM (London) MS 2093) with Introduction and Transcriptions by Desmond Hunter. Reproduced Under the Direction of Leslie Hewitt.
Musical Sources, 24. Kilkenny, 1985. 22 x 33 cm, x, 16, 11 pp. Halftone of Weelkes’ known surviving keyboard music, consisting of 2 voluntaries, a pavan and an unrelated galliard. Transcriptions and discussion of performance by D. Hunter. A 3rd voluntary, possibly by Weelkes, is added. Linen. $54 [item no.946]


WILBYE, John, 1574-1638

[Madrigals, book 2] The Second Set of Madrigales to 3.4.5. and 6. Parts, Apt both for Voyals and Voyces.
Early Madrigals 1588-1630, 46. London, 1972. 21 x 26 cm, 6 partbooks: i, c.258 pp. Line-cut of the Thomas Este edition, London 1609. 34 madrigals a 6. Hardbound. [item no.3469]


COMPOSITE & MISCELLANEOUS SOURCES

The Board Lute Book with an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer. [Private collection, Robert Spencer].
Musical Sources, 9. Kilkenny, 1976. 23 x 36 cm, [xii], 100, [39] pp. Halftone of a c.1620-1635 ms. Most important lute-book discovery of recent years, with 188 pieces in various tunings, & some hitherto unknown music by Dowland. Music by Allison, Johnson, Holborne & others. Index, introduction and concordances. Hardbound. [item no.967]


The Brogyntyn Lute Book, with an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer and Jeffrey Alexander. [Ms. National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth].
Musical Sources, 12. Kilkenny, 1978. Oblong, 24 x 19 cm, xxxii, 42 pp. Halftone of 2 music collections from c.1595: solos by Pilkington and others, a few duets (missing part to no. 20 in the Sampson Lute Book); and accompaniments to more than 20 songs. Some titles use letter-substitution ciphers. Hardbound. $39 [item no.972]


The Brogyntyn Lute Book, with an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer and Jeffrey Alexander. [Ms. National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth].
Musical Sources, 12. Aberystwyth, 1978. Oblong, 24 x 19 cm, xxxii, 42 pp. Halftone of 2 music collections from c.1595: solos by Pilkington and others, a few duets (missing part to no. 20 in the Sampson Lute Book); and accompaniments to more than 20 songs. Some titles use letter-substitution ciphers. Wrappers. $40 [item no.4452]


The Burwell Lute Tutor, with an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 3. Kilkenny, 1974. 21 x 32 cm, viii, 130 pp. Halftone. Tutor (in ms, c.1672) for the 11- or 13-course baroque lute. Pupil’s copy of a method written by an Englishman (perhaps John Rogers) who appears to have been himself a pupil of E. Gaultier. Includes 12 pieces by Gaultier and others. Hardbound. $104 [item no.973]


The Burwell Lute Tutor, with an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 3. Kilkenny, 1974. 21 x 32 cm, viii, 130 pp. Halftone. Tutor (in ms, c.1672) for the 11- or 13-course baroque lute. Pupil’s copy of a method written by an Englishman (perhaps John Rogers) who appears to have been himself a pupil of E. Gaultier. Includes 12 pieces by Gaultier and others. Wrappers. $89 [item no.4479]


[Cambridge, University Library, add. 5943] A Fifteenth-Century Song Book with an Introduction by Richard Rastall. Cambridge University Library Add. MS 5943 Made in Facsimile by Leslie Hewitt.
Musical Sources, 1 [= Early Music in Facsimile, 1]. Kilkenny, 1973. 17 x 23 cm, 6, 25, 4 pp. Halftone of the musical items from a composite ms dating c.1400-1420 transmitting 18 compositions for two and three voices. Includes 4 beta-radiograms of watermarks. Hardbound. [item no.1427]


[Cambridge, University Library, add. 5943 & Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Douce 381] Two Fifteenth-Century Song Books. Introduced by Richard Rastall. Cambridge University Library Add. MS 5943 Made in Facsimile by Leslie Hewitt.
Musical Sources, 27. Aberystwyth, 1990. 17 x 25 cm, xxix, 34 pp. Improved halftone of Cambridge add. 5943 (re-issue of Musical Sources, 1), together with Bodleian Douce 381, a closedly related source. 26 compositions for two and three voices dating from c.1400-1420. Includes 4 beta-radiograms of watermarks. New introduction. Hardbound. $85 [item no.2893]


English Lute Songs V: 8) Cavendish. Ayres in Tabletorie 1598; 20) Ferrabosco. Ayres 1609; 21) Ford. Musicke of Sundrie Kindes 1607; 22) Greaves. Songs of Sundrie Kindes; 23) Handford. Ayres to be Sung to the Lute.
London, 1971. 26 x 37 cm, c.250 pp. Hardbound. $100 [item no.8320b]


[“Harpsichord Master”, parts II-III] The Second Book of the Harpsicord Master (1700) and the Third Book of the Harpsicord Master (1702). Reprinted Under the Direction of Leslie Hewitt.
Musical Sources, 15. Kilkenny, 1980. Oblong, 22 x 19 cm, x, 60 & 48 pp. Halftone of the rare printed editions. Master II has 26 harpsichord or spinet lessons by Blow, Courteville, Clarke, Barrett and Croft, printed on a 6-line staff. Includes rules for learners attributed to Purcell. Master III, a sequel, contains 24 pieces by Clarke, Wood, Barrett, Croft and anonymous composers. Printed on a 5-line staff. Introduction by R. Rastall. Cloth. $59 [item no.866]


The Hirsch Lute Book, c. 1595 (London, British Library, MS Hirsh M 1353). Containing 52 Solos and 1 Duet for 6-Course Renaissance Lute and 2 Solos for 7-Course Renaissance Lute. With an Introductory Study and Guide to Concordances by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 21. Kilkenny, 1982. 25 x 38 cm, xxx, 58 pp. Halftone. Contains works by Byrd, Strogers, Allison, Dowland, Marchant, Cutting, Holborne, Ferrabosco I, Pierce, da Milano and many anonymous fantasias. Hardbound. $78 [item no.1055]


The Hirsch Lute Book, c. 1595 (London, British Library, MS Hirsh M 1353). Containing 52 Solos and 1 Duet for 6-Course Renaissance Lute and 2 Solos for 7-Course Renaissance Lute. With an Introductory Study and Guide to Concordances by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 21. Kilkenny, 1982. 25 x 38 cm, xxx, 58 pp. Halftone. Contains works by Byrd, Strogers, Allison, Dowland, Marchant, Cutting, Holborne, Ferrabosco I, Pierce, da Milano and many anonymous fantasias. Wrappers. $58 [item no.4478]


[Holmes lute book] The Matthew Holmes Manuscripts I: Cambridge University Library MS Dd.2.11.
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 7. Guildford, 2009. 4º, 3 vols, 200, 78 pp. The crown jewels of the English renaissance lute repertoire, in a beautiful full-color facsimile. 324 pieces, mostly for 6-course lute, some for 7-course lute or bandora, by Dowland, Holborne, Cutting, Pilkington, Bacheler, Allison, Ferrabosco, Francesco da Milano and others. The unique source of 5 pieces by Dowland, and some remarkable anonymous works. A must for any serious devotee of the lute; and even includes some easy pieces for beginners, added by the scribe as page-fillers. Hardbound. $160 [item no.9206]


Kraków Mus. ms 40641 (ex Berlin). With an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer. [Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Kraków].
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 2. Guildford, 2000. 4º, xii, 28 pp. Halftone of a c.1620 ms in French lute tablature, 7 to 10-course (but mostly playable on a 7-course), containing 26 works for solo lute, including 7 works by Robert Johnson, 4 by John Sturt, and 1 each by Bocquet and R. Dowland. Wrappers. $23 [item no.7966]


[London, British Library, add. 40011B & add. 62132A] The Fountains Fragments. With an Introduction by Margaret Bent.
Musical Sources, 26. Kilkenny, 1987. 25 x 36 cm, x, 23 pp. Color and B/W halftone of three surviving late medieval music fragments that were at some stage in their history at the Cistercian Abbey of Fountains in Yorkshire. Hardbound. $105 [item no.1428]


The Maske of Flowers, 1614.
Musical Sources, 7. Kilkenny. 15 x 21 cm, iv, 31 pp. Halftone from the copy at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire. Short and entertaining masque with an appendix of music in 4 parts. [item no.1311]


The Marsh Lute Book, c.1595, Containing 152 Solos and Duets for 6-Course Renaissance Lute, Four Solos for 7-Course Renaissance Lute and Nine Pieces for 6-Course Bandora with an Introductory Note by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 20. Kilkenny, 1981. 24 x 34 cm, xxv, 256 pp. Halftone. 220 pages of tablature, 165 pieces. Music by Johnson, Dowland, Holborne, Cotton, Newman, da Milano & Morlaye. Many unica. Introduction and contents list by R. Spencer. Hardbound. [item no.1080]


The Marsh Lute Book, c.1595, Containing 152 Solos and Duets for 6-Course Renaissance Lute, Four Solos for 7-Course Renaissance Lute and Nine Pieces for 6-Course Bandora with an Introductory Note by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 20. Aberystwyth, 1981. 24 x 34 cm, xxv, 256 pp. Halftone. 220 pages of tablature, 165 pieces. Music by Johnson, Dowland, Holborne, Cotton, Newman, da Milano & Morlaye. Many unica. Introduction and contents list by R. Spencer. Wrappers. $96 [item no.4451]


The M.L. Lute Book, c.1610-40, London, British Library, Additional MS 38539, Generally Known as John Sturt’s Lute Book Reproduced Four-Fifths Original Size... with an Introductory Study and Guide to Concordances by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 25. Kilkenny, 1985. 23 x 37 cm, xl, 70 pp. Halftone. 89 pieces for Renaissance lute tuning requiring 6, 7 and up to 10 courses. Duets by Johnson, Allison and solos by Dowland, Stuart, Batchelar & Cutting; dances by French composers and from Jacobean masques. Continuo harmony table for 10-course lute in Renaissance G tuning. Hardbound. [item no.1073]


The Mynshall Lute Book, with an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 6 [= Reproductions of Early Music, 3]. Leeds, 1975. 21 x 31 cm, xxxi, 24 pp. Halftone of a c.1597-99 ms owned by R. Spencer. 36 solos and the upper parts of 4 duets, various acrostics and verses by Mynshall. Draft of the famous letter from the Earl of Essex to Queen Elizabeth. Hardbound. [item no.1097]


The Mynshall Lute Book, with an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 6 [= Reproductions of Early Music, 3]. Aberystwyth, 1975. 21 x 31 cm, xxxi, 24 pp. Halftone of a c.1597-99 ms owned by R. Spencer. 36 solos and the upper parts of 4 duets, various acrostics and verses by Mynshall. Draft of the famous letter from the Earl of Essex to Queen Elizabeth. Wrappers. $48 [item no.7710]


Narcissus Marsh’s Lyra Viol Book.
Musical Sources, 10. Kilkenny, 1978. Oblong, 22 x 17 cm, viii, 80 pp. Halftone of a 1666 ms. Music in tablature for lyra viol by Lawes, Jenkins, Ives and others. Introduced by R. Rastall. Buckram. [item no.1222]


Narcissus Marsh’s Lyra Viol Book. [Archbishop’s Marsh’s Library, MS Z3.5.13., Dublin].
Musical Sources, 10. Aberystwyth, 1978. Oblong, 22 x 17 cm, viii, 80 pp. Halftone of a 1666 ms. Music in tablature for lyra viol by Lawes, Jenkins, Ives and others. Introduced by R. Rastall. Wrappers. [item no.8412]


Osborn fb7. Edited by Stewart McCoy.
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 5. Guildford, 2007. 4º, xl, 39 pp. For 7-course lute, edited by Stewart McCoy, with Ian Harwood and John H. Robinson. A manuscript, now in the Beinecke Collection at Yale, from around 1630, with 9 pages containing 42 pieces, many of them easy. With introduction, full critical commentary on each piece, concordances and bibliography, clear modern tablature transcriptions of each piece, including reconstructions of the ensemble pieces (a lute duet and psalms for lute and voices); plus an appendix with closely related cittern solos. Wrappers. $51 [item no.9204]


[Pickering lute book] Jane Pickering’s Lute Book, c. 1615-45 (London, British Library, MS Egerton 2046).
Musical Sources, 23. Kilkenny, 198?. 22 x 33 cm, xxxvi, 114 pp. Halftone. 107 pieces; 77 written by Pickering c.1615 for renaissance lute of 6- to 9-courses, including both parts of duets by Johnson, Ferrabosco I and Allison; solos by Dowland, Strogers, Cutting, Bacheler & others. Remaining 30 solos written for 10- to 12-course lute, c.1630-45, using the variant tunings based on vieil ton. Binding incorporates coat of arms of King James I. Introduction, tables, and concordances by R. Spencer. [item no.1112]


The Hender Robarts’ Lute Book. c.1654-68. [Ms. Lanhydrock House, Cornwall].
Musical Sources, 11. Kilkenny, 1978. 22 x 33 cm, xx, 79 pp. Halftone of a ms discovered in 1973 at Lanhydrock, the Roberts family home in Cornwall. Solos for 11- to 13-course lute written out by Hender Robarts. The 65 pieces include 20 by E. Gaultier, 1 by Pinel and 3 by D. Gaultier. Grouped in 7 sections according to the different tunings used for the bass strings. Hardbound. [item no.1126]


The Hender Robarts Lute Book. c.1654-68. [Ms. Lanhydrock House, Cornwall].
Musical Sources, 11. Aberystwyth, 1978. 22 x 33 cm, xx, 79 pp. Halftone of a ms discovered in 1973 at Lanhydrock, the Roberts family home in Cornwall. Solos for 11- to 13-course lute written out by Hender Robarts. The 65 pieces include 20 by E. Gaultier, 1 by Pinel and 3 by D. Gaultier. Wrappers. $56 [item no.4454]


The Sampson Lute Book (formerly known as the Tollemache Lute Manuscript), with an Introductory Study by Robert Spencer.
Musical Sources, 4 [= Reproductions of Early Music, 2]. Leeds, 1974. 20 x 31 cm, xv, 24 pp. Halftone of a c.1609 ms owned by Robert Spencer and formerly known as the Tollemache Lute Book. 16 solos, 9 duets and the lute part of an Almain for broken consort by R. Allison. Hardbound. [item no.1131]


The Trumbull Lute Book, c.1595. Containing 26 Solos, 10 Duet Parts and 2 Mixed Consort Parts, of which 36 are for 6-Course and 2 for 7-Course Renaissance Lute. With an Introductory Note and Guide to Concordances by Robert Robert Spencer. [Berkshire Record Office, Reading, mus. ms. Trumbull Add.6].
Musical Sources, 19. Kilkenny, 1980. 24 x 33 cm, [ix] 50, 6 pp. Halftone of a ms originally owned by William Trumbull (d.1635), secretary and later envoy at the Brussels court of the Archduke Albert of Austria. Pieces by Holborne, Johnson, Campion, Morris, Allison and others. Buckram. [item no.1145]


The Trumbull Lute Book, c.1595. . . With an Introductory Note and Guide to Concordances by Robert Spencer. [Berkshire Record Office, Reading, mus. ms. Trumbull Add. 6].
Musical Sources, 19. Aberystwyth, 1980. 24 x 33 cm, xiv, 52 pp. Halftone. 26 solos, 10 duet parts and 2 mixed consort parts; 36 of them are for 6-course and two for 7-course renaissance lute. Wrappers. $54 [item no.4453]


The Turpyn Book of Lute Songs, c. 1610-15. [King’s College Library, Cambridge, mus. ms. Rowe MS 2].
Musical Sources, 2. Kilkenny, 1973. 22 x 33 cm, viii, 48 pp. Halftone. Fascinating collection including several unica (such as the complete Pandolpho) and some unique versions of songs known from other sources. Introduction by Richard Rastall. [item no.1146]


The Welde Lute Book. [Private collection, Lord Forrester].
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 4. Guildford, 2004. 25 x 38 cm, xxix, 66 pp. Halftone. English lute ms dating from c.1600 containing 39 pieces in lute tablature by Dowland, John Johnson, Holborne and Byrd. Commentary and inventory by Ian Harwood, Martin Shepherd, Steward McCoy, John H. Robinson & Rainer aus dem Spring. Wrappers. $48 [item no.8379]


The Wickhambrook Lute Manuscript : US-NH, New Haven (CT) Yale University Irving S. Gilmore Music Library Music deposit 1 : (formerly Rare Ma21 W632). Introduction by Ian Harwood; Inventory, Notes and Bibliography by John H. Robinson.
The Lute Society Facsimiles, 6. Guildford, 2008. 4º, xxii, 32 pp. Large folio-sized ms compiled in the 1590s, perhaps to collect and preserve lute music by John Johnson, who died in 1594, and whose works predominate in this source. It contains what seems to be an autograph of his son, Robert Johnson. It contains 24 pieces, all for 6-course lutes, including 2 duets; 11 by John Johnson, 4 by Dowland (this is the unique source of ŒTarleton’s Resurrection), 2 by Philip van Wilder, 1 each by Holborne, Peter Philips, and Lassus, and 5 by anon. The original hands are beautifully clear and easy to play from. Wrappers. $52 [item no.9205]


The Willoughby Lute Book, with an Introductory Study by Jeffrey Alexander and Robert Spencer. [University Library, Nottingham, mus. ms. Mi Lm 16].
Musical Sources, 13. Aberystwyth, 1978. Oblong, 22 x 17 cm, xli, 116 pp. Halftone. The c.1560-85 repertory may be that of Sir Francis Willoughby (the principal scribe); consists of 37 pieces for 6-course lute in vieil ton (G) tuning, 8 pieces for cittern and a keyboard version of Philip van Wilder’s “Je File”. Wrappers. $54 [item no.4450]


The Willoughby Lute Book, with an Introductory Study by Jeffrey Alexander and Robert Spencer. [University Library, Nottingham, mus. ms. Mi Lm 16].
Musical Sources, 13. Kilkenny, 1978. Oblong, 22 x 17 cm, xli, 116 pp. Halftone. The c.1560-85 repertory may be that of Sir Francis Willoughby (the principal scribe); consists of 37 pieces for 6-course lute in vieil ton (G) tuning, 8 pieces for cittern and a keyboard version of Philip van Wilder’s “Je File”. Cloth. [item no.1154]


MODERN EDITIONS

Lanier, Nicholas. The Complete Works. Edited by Gordon J. Callon.
Boethius Editions, 11. Hereford, 1994. 4º, xxiv, 198 pp. Modern edition with critical apparatus and bibliography. Wrappers. $58 [item no.5964]


MONOGRAPHS

Mason, Kevin. The Chitarrone and Its Repertoire in Early Seventeenth-Century Italy.
Aberystwyth, 1989. 8º, 189 pp. Hardbound. $56 [item no.5597]