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Old Hall Manuscript

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Title: Old Hall Manuscript
Publication date and place: 1421 at British Library, Add MS 57950. – Manuscript

Description: The Old Hall Manuscript (British Library, Additional MS 57950) is an important source of early 15c English music, held until 1973 at St Edmund's College, Old Hall Green (Herfordshire) before its acquisition by the British Library. Composers represented include Leonel Power, Pycard, William Typp, Thomas Bytteryng, Oliver, Chirbury, Excetre, John Cooke, Roy Henry (probably Henry V), Queldryk, John Tyes, Aleyn, Fonteyns, Gervays, Lambe, Nicholas Sturgeon, Thomas Damett, Antonio Zachara da Teramo and Mayshuet.

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References

  • Whent, Chris. no date. Research Period IIIC. John Dunstable and his time. Online. Accessed 14 June 2022.

Works in the manuscript

No. Fol. Title Composer Vo. Comment
1 1 Gloria, Old Hall 1 Anonymous 3
2 01v–02 Pax hominibus bone voluntatis Anonymous 3
3 02–02v Gloria, Old Hall 3 Anonymous 3
4 3 ... nostram qui sedes ad Anonymous 4
5 03v Gloria, Old Hall 5 Anonymous 3
6 4 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 6 Anonymous 3
7 04v–05v Gloria, Old Hall 7 John Cooke 3
8 05v–06 Gloria Aleyn 3
9 06v–07 Gloria, Old Hall 9 Nicholas Sturgeon 3
10 07v Gloria, Old Hall 10 Thomas Damett 3
11 8 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 11 Anonymous 3
12 08v–09 Gloria John Burell 3
13 09v–10v Gloria, Old Hall 13 Thomas Damett 3
14 10v–11 Gloria, Old Hall 14 John Cooke 3
15 11v–12 Gloria, Old Hall 15 Nicholas Sturgeon 3
16 12v–13 Gloria Roy Henry (1367–1413) or (1386–1422)
17 13v–14 Gloria, Old Hall 17 Thomas Bytteryng 3 (1410–1420)
18 14v Gloria, Old Hall 18 Thomas Bytteryng 3
19 15 Gloria John Tyes 3
20 15v–16 Gloria J. Excetre 3
21 16v–17 Gloria, Old Hall 21 Leonel Power 4
22 17v–18 Gloria, Old Hall 22 Leonel Power 3
23 18v–19 Gloria, Old Hall 23 Leonel Power 4
24 19v–20 Gloria, Old Hall 24 Leonel Power 3
25 20v–21 Gloria, Old Hall 25 Leonel Power 3
26 21v–22 Gloria, Old Hall 26 Pycard 3
27 22v–23 Gloria, Old Hall 27 Pycard 4
28 23v–24 Gloria, Old Hall 28 Pycard 6 Tenor Johannes Jesu care
29 24v–25 Gloria Rowlard 3
30 25v–26 Gloria Queldryk 4 Tro Spiritus et alme
31 26v–27 Gloria Claude Gervaise 3 OH 31
32 27v–28 Gloria, Old Hall 32 Anonymous 3
33 28v Gloria Antonio Zacara da Teramo 2 (ca. 1350–ca. 1413). Tro Gloria Laus Honor
34 29 Gloria, Old Hall 34 Anonymous 2
35 29v–30 Gloria, Old Hall 35 Pycard 5
36 30v–31 Gloria, Old Hall 36 John Cooke 4
37 31v–32 Gloria, Old Hall 37 Thomas Damett 3
38 32v–33 Gloria, Old Hall 38 John Cooke 3
39 33v–34 Gloria, Old Hall 39 Thomas Damett 3
40 34v–35 Gloria, Old Hall 40 Nicholas Sturgeon 3
41 35v Maria laude genetrix tibi nuntio Anonymous 3
42 36 ... venie. Anonymous 3
43 36 Ave regina caelorum: John Dunstable 3
44 36v Regina caeli laetare Anonymous 3
45 37 ... et propicia nobis portis Anonymous 3
46 37v Pia mater salvatoris te caelestis stella Anonymous 3
47 37v Salve mirifica virgo Anonymous 3
48 38 Nesciens mater Virgo virum Anonymous 3
49 38 Beata progenies Leonel Power 3
50 38v Nesciens mater virgo Thomas Bytteryng 3
51 38v–39 Regali ex progenie Pierre Fontaine 3
52 39–39v Ave regina caelorum John Cooke 3
53 39v–40 Beata Dei Genitrix Thomas Damett 3
54 40 Salve porta paradisi Thomas Damett 3
55 40v Stella celi extirpavit John Cooke 3
56 41–42 Credo, Old Hall 56 Anonymous 3
57 42v–43 Credo, Old Hall 57 Anonymous 3
58 44–45 Credo, Old Hall 58 Anonymous 3
59 45v–46v Credo Oliver 3
60 47v–48 Credo, Old Hall 60 Anonymous 3
61 48v–50 Credo R. Chirbury 3
62 50–51v Credo, Old Hall 62 William Typp 3
63 52 Credo, Old Hall 63 Anonymous 3
64 52v–53 Credo, Old Hall 64 Nicholas Sturgeon 3
65 54v–55 Credo John Burell 3
66 55v–56 Veni Sancte Spiritus John Dunstable 4
67 56v–57 Qualis est dilectus meus John Forest (?) or John Plummer (?) 3
68 57v Ascendit Christus super caelos John Dunstable 1
69 58 Credo, Old Hall 69 Nicholas Sturgeon 1
70 59 Credo, Old Hall 70 Anonymous 2
71 59v–60 Credo, Old Hall 71 Anonymous 3
72 60v–61 Credo, Old Hall 72 Thomas Damett 3
73 61v Credo, Old Hall 73 Leonel Power 1
74 62 Credo, Old Hall 74 Anonymous 2
75 62v–63 Credo, Old Hall 75 Anonymous 6
76 63v–64 Credo, Old Hall 76 Pycard 4
77 64v–65 Credo, Old Hall 77 Leonel Power 4
78 65v–66 Credo, Old Hall 78 Pycard 4
79 66v–67 Credo Thomas Bytteryng 3
80 67v–68 Credo J. Excetre 3
81 68v–69 Credo, Old Hall 81 Leonel Power 4
82 69v–70 Factorem caeli et terre Anonymous 4
83 70v–71 Credo, Old Hall 83 Leonel Power 3 OH 83
84 71v–72 Credo, Old Hall 84 Leonel Power 3
85 72v–73 Credo, Old Hall 85 Anonymous 4
86 73v–74 Credo Swynford 4
87 74v–75 Credo, Old Hall 87 William Typp 3
88 75v–76 Credo Queldryk 3
89 76v–77 Gloria Pennard 5
90 77v Credo, Old Hall 90 Anonymous 2
91 78 ... ante omnia saecula Anonymous 2
92 78v–79 Patrem ominpotentem John Cooke 3
93 79v–80 Credo, Old Hall 93 Thomas Damett 3
94 80v Sanctus Roy Henry 3 (1367–1413) or (1386–1422)
95 81 Sanctus, Old Hall 95 William Typp 3
96 81v Sanctus, Old Hall 96 Leonel Power 3
97 82–82v Sanctus Walter Lambe 3
98 82v–83 Sanctus, Old Hall 98 William Typp 3
99 83–83v Sanctus, Old Hall 99 Leonel Power 3
100 84 Sanctus, Old Hall 100 Anonymous 3
101 84v Sanctus, Old Hall 101 Anonymous 3
102 85–85v Sanctus, Old Hall 102 R. Chirbury 3
103 85v–86 Sanctus, Old Hall 103 Anonymous 3
104 96 Sanctus, Old Hall 104 Anonymous 3
105 86v Sanctus, Old Hall 105 Anonymous 3
106 87 Sanctus, Old Hall 106 William Typp 3
107 87v Sanctus, Old Hall 107 Anonymous 3
108 88 Sanctus, Old Hall 108 R. Chirbury 3
109 88v Sanctus, Old Hall 109 Leonel Power 3
110 89 Sanctus, Old Hall 110 William Typp 3
111 89v–99 Salvatoris mater pia Thomas Damett 3
112 90v–91 Alma proles regina John Cooke 3
113 91v–92 Salve mater Domini Nicholas Sturgeon 3
114 92v Sanctus Nicholas Sturgeon 3
115 93v–94 Sanctus, Old Hall 115 Leonel Power 3
116 94v–95 Sanctus, Old Hall 116 Leonel Power 3
117 95v–96 Sanctus, Old Hall 117 Leonel Power 4
118 96v–97 Sanctus, Old Hall 118 Leonel Power 4
119 97v–98 Sanctus, Old Hall 119 Oliver 3
120 98–98v Sanctus, Old Hall 120 Oliver 3
121 99 Sanctus J. Excetre 3
122 99v–100 Sanctus John Tyes 4
123 100v Sancuts. Sanctus. Marie filius Pycard 2
124 101 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 124 Anonymous 3
125 101 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 125 Anonymous 3
126 101v Agnus Dei, Old Hall 126 Anonymous 3
127 101v Agnus Dei, Old Hall 127 Anonymous 3
128 102 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 128 Anonymous 3 Ascribed to W. Aleyn; or William Typp?
129 102v–103 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 129 Anonymous 3
130 103–103v Agnus Dei, Old Hall 130 Anonymous 3
131 103v–104 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 131 Anonymous 3
132 104 Agnus Dei R. Chirbury 3
133 104 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 133 Leonel Power 3
134 104v–105 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 134 Anonymous 3
135 105 Agnus Dei Willam Typp 3
136 105v Agnus Dei, Old Hall 136 Anonymous 3
137 105v–106 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 137 Leonel Power 3
138 106 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 138 Leonel Power 3
139 106v Agnus Dei, Old Hall 139 Anonymous 4
140 107 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 140 Anonymous 2
141 107v–108 Agnus Dei, Old Hall 141 Leonel Power 4
142 108v–109 Agnus Dei Oliver 3
143 109v Carbunculus ignitus lilie Anonymous 1
144 110 Mater munda pro renatis in unda Anonymous 2
145 110v–111 En Katherine solennia Thomas Bytteryng 3
146 111v–112 Are post libamina odas atque carmina Matheus de Sancto Johanne 2 (–ca. 1391)

Works at CPDL

Title Composer No. Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Agnus Dei (Old Hall 139) Anonymous 139 Sacred Mass fragments 4 SATB
Agnus Dei Oliver 142 Sacred Mass fragments 3 ATB
Beata progenies Leonel Power 49 Sacred Motets 3 STB
Credo, Old Hall 77 Leonel Power 77 Sacred Masses 5 TTTBB
Credo Oliver 59 Sacred Masses 3 ATB
Gloria, Old Hall 21 Leonel Power 21 Sacred Masses 5 TTTBB,ATTBB
Nesciens mater Thomas Bytteryng 50 Sacred Votive antiphons 3 ATB
Sanctus, Old Hall 119 Oliver 119 Sacred Masses 3 ATB
Sanctus, Old Hall 120 Oliver 120 Sacred Masses 3 ATB
Sanctus Roy Henry 94 Sacred Mass fragments 3 ATT
Stella celi extirpavit John Cooke 55 Sacred Motets 3 ATB
Veni Sancte Spiritus John Dunstable 66 Sacred Motets 4 SATB