The Caius Choirbook is an illuminated choirbook dating from around 1520 by Edward Hygons, and containing music by Tudor-period composers. It is believed to have been copied by the same scribe who copied the Lambeth Choirbook. It is one of very few English choirbooks to survive the early Tudor period (see also the Eton Choirbook).
The Caius Choirbook is in large folio format, which allows a choir of quite some size to gather around the book and all read from it. The different voice parts are divided over two facing pages. It is now housed at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
The Caius Choirbook contains works by Robert Fayrfax and Nicholas Ludford, who account for most of the works in this collection. The book also includes a work by William Cornysh. There is also a Magnificat by Edmund Turges believed to be different from the three lost Magnificats by Turges which were listed in the Eton Choirbook. Other composers include Henry Prentyce (also known as Prentes), and a Mass by William Pashe.
Publication date and place: 1520 by Edward Hygons. – Manuscript
Works at CPDL
|Magnificat||William Cornysh||Sacred||Evening Canticles||1520||5||SATBB|
|Magnificat benedicta et venerabilis||Nicholas Ludford||Sacred||Evening Canticles||1520||6||SATBBB|
|Magnificat regale||Robert Fayrfax||Sacred||Evening Canticles||1520||5||SATTB|
|Missa Albanus||Robert Fayrfax||Sacred||Masses||1520||5||SATTB|
|Missa Benedicta et venerabilis es||Nicholas Ludford||Sacred||Masses||1520||5||SATTBB|
|Missa Christi virgo dilectissima||Nicholas Ludford||Sacred||Masses||1520||5||SATTB|
|Missa Christus resurgens||William Pashe||Sacred||Masses||1520||5||SAATB|
|Missa Lapidaverunt Stephanum||Nicholas Ludford||Sacred||Masses||1520||5||SATTB|
|Missa O bone Jesu||Robert Fayrfax||Sacred||Masses||1520||5||SATTB|
|Missa O quam glorifica||Robert Fayrfax||Sacred||Masses||1520||5||SATTB|
|Missa Regali ex progenie||Robert Fayrfax||Sacred||Masses||1520||5||SATTB|
|Missa Tecum principium||Robert Fayrfax||Sacred||Masses||1520||5||SATBB|
|Missa Videte miraculum||Nicholas Ludford||Sacred||Masses||1520||6||SSATTB|