File Brogyntyn MS I.27 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Brogyntyn Lute Book

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Brogyntyn MS I.27 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

Title

Brogyntyn Lute Book

Date(s)

  • [c. 1595]-[1669], [1960s] (Creation)

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MS I.27: ii, 99 ff. (paginated 1-198; ff. i-ii and pp. 195-198 are flyleaves, [19 cent, first ½]; pp. 1, 3, 32-37, 141-148 ruled for music but not used, pp. 9-12, 106-124, 149-178, 195-198 blank) ; 165 x 205 mm. (slightly cropped).

Rebound, [early-19 cent.], in blind-stamped pigskin, with a blind-stamped panel, dark brown calf, c. 185 x c. 140 mm., from a late fifteenth-century binding inlaid into each cover: the style is that of the Caxton binder, the panels include two small stamps, one of which may be identified as J. B. Oldham, English Blind-stamped bindings (Cambridge, 1952) no. 268, attributed to Henry Cony, the other a stag within a lozenge (not Oldham no. 91 as suggested by Spencer and Alexander (1978)); 'MISCELLAN[E] MS' and 'PORKINGTON MANUSCRIPT No. 11' (gold on spine).

MS I.27a: 17 ff. ; 295 x 210 mm.

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Archival history

Label of Porkington Library, marked 'Shelf 1 Case 4 No. 3', inside front cover; 'David Williams' and 'Robert Parry' in an ?eighteenth-century hand (p. 1); ticket marked 'No. 11' (p. 3); seal with lion rampant (p. 194).

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Scope and content

A volume, [c. 1595], containing some forty-nine pieces of lute music in an unidentified hand, the song titles originally written in a cypher alphabet but these mainly later erased and transliterated (pp. 7, 13-32, 125-136). Transcripts of verse and miscellanea were added, [c. 1621]-[1669], by Thomas Tanat, of Broxton, Cheshire (see introduction to Spencer & Alexander (1978) and Cheshire Visitation Pedigrees 1613 and 1663 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 59 (1909), pp. 233-234, and 93 (1941), pp. 107-108)) (pp. 5-6, 38-105, 179-192).
Ancilliary materials consisting of photocopies, [1960s], of correspondence, 1962-1964, of B. G. Owens, Keeper of Manuscripts at NLW, concerning enquiries about the Lute Book are filed seperately (Brogyntyn MS I.27a); the correspondents include F. W. Sternfeld (f. 1), Philip Brett (ff. 3-4) and Dr Percy Young (f. 15).

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Conditions governing access

Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

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Language and script notes

English, Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Leaves removed after pp. 38, 46, 108, 118 and 186.

Finding aids

A detailed list of the contents is available at http://www.llgc.org.uk/catpdf/brogi27.pdf

Allied materials area

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Existence and location of copies

Online version available on the Library’s website $$u https://www.llgc.org.uk/discover/digital-gallery/manuscripts/early-modern-period/brogyntyn-lute-book/ (viewed April 2017)

Available on microfilm at the Library (Brogyntyn MS I.27 & I.27a).

For a facsimile of the lute music only (pp. 1-8, 13-32, 125-136) see The Brogyntyn Lute Book, ed. by Robert Spencer and Jeffrey Alexander (Kilkenny, 1978)

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Publication note

The Brogyntyn Lute Book, ed. by Robert Spencer and Jeffrey Alexander (Kilkenny, 1978)

Publication note

F. W. Sternfeld, Music in Shakespearian Tragedy (London, 1963), pp. 119-122.

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Title based on contents.

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Formerly Porkington MS 11.

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Watermark, cf. Briquet no. 4437 (1584).

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Preferred citation: Brogyntyn MS I.27 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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vtls006028215

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO BROGYNTYN MS I.27 & I.27a.
  • Text: Brogyntyn MS I.27 & I.27a [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $q - Leaves removed after pp. 38, 46, 108, 118 and 186; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..