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Fitzwilliam virginal book: MU.MS.168

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Fitzwilliam virginal book


Tregian, Francis (Scribe)
Cockerell Bindery (Conservator)
Smith, Henry (Richmond) (Associated name)
Bartleman, James (Associated name)


Collection of 297 pieces for keyboard.The first 95 are numbered in the original manuscript; nos. 96-297 are those given in the edition by J.A. Fuller Maitland and W. Barclay Squire (Breitkopf & Hartel, 1899 ; reprinted by Dover Publications, 1963; revised, 1980). Other sequences of numbers apply to the pieces by Giles Farnaby, Peter Philips, Sweelinck & Tomkins.
Editorial title.
Editions: see revised Dover edition, 2 vols, 1980, and various volumes of the Musica Britannica series.
Harpsichord music.
Possibly in the hand of Francis Tregian the Younger.
Watermark: "D" and 3 rings below Basle crozier (made by the Düring family of Basle)
Pages 177-180 are blank.
Conservation and binding details given on separate ts. leaf.
Binding: Cockerell Bindery, DC 6039, 6 May 1977.
With index at end: 'Henry Smith, Richmond, Scripsit - from a M.S. Index in the Possession of Mr Bartleman 24 March 1816' - note at end of index.


History note: Provenance: Founder's bequst 1816. Inscribed: 'Fitzwilliam 1783'. 'Queen Elizabeth's Harp Book Purchased at the sale of Doctor Pepusch's Collection, B R Bremner 1762 [actually 1752] for 10 guineas' - note inside front cover. 'Given by Mr Bremner to Lord Fitzwilliam' - note inside front cover.

Measurements and weight

Height: 34 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount

People, subjects and objects depicted

Identification numbers

Accession number: MU.MS.168
Primary reference Number: 249110
Former classmark: 32.G.29.
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Created: Tuesday 15 September 2020 Updated: Monday 11 October 2021 Last processed: Monday 11 October 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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