Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Source Title:
Collection of songs and dances for the lute
Source Created or Published:
ca. 1594-ca. 1600
Physical Description:
18v || 19r
Source Call Number:
V.b.280
Digital Image File Name:
50668
Digital Image Type:
FSL collection
Hamnet Bib ID:
228014
Hamnet Holdings ID:
259816
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
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Title (Hamnet):
Collection of songs and dances for the lute [manuscript], ca. 1594-ca. 1600.
Alt. Title (Hamnet):
Dowland lutebook
Alt. Title (Hamnet):
Folger card catalog title: Commonplace book of songs and dances for the lute, ca. 1600
Physical Description (Hamnet):
i, 87, i leaves of ms. music ; 30 x 21 cm.
Notes (Hamnet):
"Noyses, sounds, and sweet aires": Music in early Modern England, compiled and edited by Jessie Ann Owens. Washington, D.C. : Folger Shakespeare Library ; Seattle : Distributed by University of Washington Press, 2006, cat. 34.
Notes (Hamnet):
"The pen's excellencie" : treasures from the manuscript collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library / compiled and edited by Heather Wolfe. Seattle : Distributed by University of Washington Press, 2002, p. 138-140.
Notes (Hamnet):
About a dozen hands appear in the manuscript, of which nine are responsible for the lute tablature. Most of the music was copied by two hands: Thomas Bothby and John Downland, who signed several of his works which were transcribed by another copyist. Other copyists include John Johnson, Robert Johnson (son of John), Robert Dowland (son of John) and Anne Bayldon.
Notes (Hamnet):
Consists mainly of traditional or well-known airs arranged for solo, duet and ensemble performances on the lute and written in French lute tablature compiled for pedagogical purposes (a lesson book). Composers include John Dowland, John Johnson, King Henry VIII, Richard Allisonn and Robert Johnson. Also includes tablature fragments and other inscriptions some in inkless writing (drypoint), among them Latin verses and a cypher. Inscriptions, including scribblings, appear at both ends of manuscript.
Notes (Hamnet):
Exhibited: "Noyses, Sounds, and Sweet Aires": Music in Early Modern England, curated by Jessie Ann Owens, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., July 2-September 9, 2006.
Notes (Hamnet):
Exhibited: "The Pen's Excellencie" : Treasures from the Manuscript Collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library, curated by Heather Wolfe, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., February 6- June 8, 2002.
Notes (Hamnet):
Facsimile available: The Lute Society facsimiles 3: The Folger 'Dowland' manuscript. Albury: Lute Society, c2003. (M140.F65 2003)
Notes (Hamnet):
For a discussion of this manuscript see Journal of the Lute Soc. of America, X (1976), p. 5-29.
Notes (Hamnet):
For transcriptions and performances of music see: http://josquin.musi…
Notes (Hamnet):
Many leaves blank. Single stubs appear between each of the following leaves: 6 and 7, 56 and 57, 75 and 76, 81 and 82. The first music leaf is torn and much of the music is missing from the leaf.
Notes (Hamnet):
Poems listed in Folger index of first lines.
Notes (Hamnet):
Presented by Ian Harwood "Aspects of the Folger's Dowland lute book (MS V.b.280)" at "Harmony's entrancing power": Music in early modern England. Folger Institute Faculty Weekend Seminar, 23-24 September 2005.
Notes (Hamnet):
Purchased on 15 November 1926 by Henry Clay Folger from Sotheby's, lot 704.
Notes (Hamnet):
Sometimes referred to as: The Dowland lutebook.
Citations (Hamnet):
Charteris, R. Annotated catalogue of the music manuscripts in the Folger, 104
Citations (Hamnet):
Ricci, S. de. Medieval and Renaissance mss., 1610.1
Subject (Hamnet):
Lute music -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Manuscripts -- 16th century.
Subject (Hamnet):
Musical works -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Poems -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Alison, Richard, fl. 1588-1606.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Bayldon, Anne, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Bothby, Thomas, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Dowland, John, 1563?-1626.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Dowland, M. L., former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Dowland, Robert, ca. 1591-1641, scribe.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Johnson, John, d. 1594 or 5.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Johnson, Robert, ca. 1583-1633.
Provenance (Hamnet):
John Dowland or student of -- Thomas Bothby -- Anne Bayldon -- C.B.-- M.L. Dowland.
Call Number (Hamnet):
V.b.280

Collection of songs and dances for the lute