Certaine carolls, or divine hymnes for Christmas Day : together with diverse devout meditations upon our savior's Passion & Resurrection
Hester Beckwith (Dedicatee), Judith Beckwith (Dedicatee), Susanna Beckwith (Dedicatee), William Austin, Thomas Sternhold (Attributed name), Thomas Salmon (Attributed name), Thomas Phillipps (Former owner), G. E. P. Arkwright (Former owner), George Herbert, Pre-1650 Manuscript Collection (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Pre-1650 MS 0147th)
Manuscript Musical Score, English, ca. 1630]
37 leaves : paper ; 172 x 110 (150 x 85) mm. bound to 178 x 113 mm.
fol. 1r: [Title page]
fol. 1v: blank
fol. 2r-3r: [Dedication] To the three thrice worthy and right vertuous virgin-sisters Miss (Susanna / Judith / Hester) Beckwith
fol. 3v: blank
fol. 4r-8r: Carolls or hymnes for Christmas Day
fol. 4r-6r: All this night shrill chaunticleere ... [Chanticleer by William Austin]
fol. 6r-v: Hearke, heare you not a chearfull noyse ... [Hark hear you not a cheerful noise by William Austin]
fol. 7r-8r: [Two unidentified songs numbered "3" and "4"; 3 begins: My soule why art thou thus deiect ... ; 4 begins: Upon the light which was when our Savior was borne & the darkness when hee dyed.]
fol. 8v: blank
fol. 9r-11r: Lent [poem by George Herbert]
fol. 11v: blank
fol. 12r: Divers devout meditations for Good Friday
fol. 12v-14v: Loquitur crucifixus [with musical notation]; [begins]: O man looke what payne for thee willingly I take on mee ..
fol. 15r-20r: Christo salvatori; [begins]: Oh thou that on the crosse for mee hast dy'd ..
fol. 20v-24v: Parasceve for Good Friday
fol. 25r-v: [Poem or hymn numbered "4"]; [begins]: Rise oh my soule with thy desires to heaven ..
fol. 26r-v: blank
fol. 27r-28v: Easter, or, the Resurrection of our Lord
fol. 29r-37v: blank
Title from fol. 1r
Music: Contains staff notation (5 line)
Binding: Full vellum with gold-tooled border and bird in center of front and back covers
Origin: Possibly a manuscript copy of a printed book; written in England. Phillipps dates to 17th century; this manuscript is dated to ca. 1630 but may have been written after 1633 based on the poem by Herbert: cf. The works of George Herbert, edited with a commentary by F.E. Hutchinson, Oxford, 1941, p. lvi: "Several of The Temple poems [including "Lent"] are found in commonplace books of the seventeenth century, but in no case have I seen any reason to suppose that they were not transcribed from one or other of the printed editions [first published in 1633]." Dedication signed "T. S."; inscription on inside of front cover: "Query, whether the T.S. was Thomas Sternhold about A.D. 1549 or Thomas Salmon; the former was groom of the robes to Henry VIII. + to Edward VI."
Provenance: Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps -- Armorial bookplate of Godfrey E.P. Arkwright, music scholar -- Purchased from Edwards, 12 May 1943
Shelf-mark: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pre-1650 MS 0147
Former shelf-mark: Phillipps MS 9256
English with some Latin headings