|Creator:||Kerckhoven, Abraham van den, ca. 1618-1701 Liberti, Henricus, ca. 1600-1669 Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon, 1562-1621|
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Binding: vellum boards, rebacked.
Cover: Presented to the library of the Musical Antiquarian Society by Vincent Novello, April 1844.
Inside front cover: Vincent Novello...kindly presented to me by my old friend John Watts, Feby 19, 1841.
Pages [330-364] blank, unscanned.
Preliminary page: signatures of Camille Saint-Saens and Eugene Gigout.
Title from cover.
Anglo-Flemish organ music, written in manuscript on paper, in several unidentified hands, known as the Novello Organ Book. The manuscript contains over one hundred works, including organ masses and other Roman Catholic liturgical music, possibly used by English recusants in the Low Countries. Also present are preludes and fugues, variations, fantasias, and other secular music. Composers include Abraham van den Kerckhoven, Henricus Liberti, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and Jacobus de Cherf. A few works are dated 1651.
Annotations in English, French, Latin, and Flemish.
Formerly owned by John Watts, Vincent Novello, the Musical Antiquarian Society, Camille Saint-Saens, Eugene Gigout, and Leon Boellmann.
Pages 90-99 omitted from pagination, numerous errors.
p. 105 tipped in.
1 30 cm.
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