Published by Primary Source Microfilm
Originally from St. Michael's College, Tenbury, and now housed at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, this rich collection of music manuscripts was gathered by the great 19th century collector, the Reverend Sir Frederick Ouseley, a music scholar with a particular interest in early English Church music and a pioneer in the revival of Tudor music.
Part One: Unpublished English and Continental Music Manuscripts Before 1650
The first part of this collection includes all the major Tudor and Stuart composers -- Fairfax, Tallis, Lawes, Orlando, Gibbons, Sheppard, Byrd, Morley, Weelkes, Tompkins -- and most of the major Italian contemporaries, including Palestrina, Marenzio, Lassus, Monteverdi and Caccini.
Part Two: Unpublished English Music Manuscripts, 1650-1800
A fundamental source for the serious scholar of early English music, and in particular church music, Part Two makes readily available the unpublished English manuscripts from 1650 to 1800.
Part Three and Part Four: Unpublished Continental Music Manuscripts of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Parts Three and Four of the Tenbury Music Collection concentrate on continental music with a special emphasis on 18th-century Italian music.
Parts Three and Four:
22 reels each
Part Five: Unpublished English Music Manuscripts of the Nineteenth Century
The first half of the 19th century saw a dramatic increase of popular interest in music. This fifth part of the Music Collection of St. Michael's College, Tenbury, contains music by key composers of this period, offering invaluable opportunities for the closer scrutiny of the musical mores of contemporary society.
Series Two: 87 reels