Wemyss

GB-Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Dep.314, No.23

DATE: 1643-4

Page measurements: 220 x 170 mm

Pedagogical book in upright folio format. Although it falls outside the date-limits of this study, this book is included because it contains some music in v.t. It is bound in a parchment wrapper, and the watermarks are dated 1642. The book is signed by Margaret Wemyss (1630-49), and probably compiled by her and other scribes. Spring discusses the book in Spring 1987A, but hisrevision of the work in LSJ xxvii is more detailed. He suggests that the first 17 songs were entered by an adult, possibly a teacher, but doesnot elaborate. The book is in five sections: 17 songs by Campion and Morley; 8 poems; 28 lute pieces in a single handfor a 10-course lute in v.t. except for four pieces attributed to Gaultier;61 lute pieces in at least two different hands for 10- and 12-course lute in transitional tunings; 19 poems, copied using the book inverted from the back, numbered and following on from the numbering of the first group.

Very few of the Wemyss pieces are concordant with the major English v.t. sources, and most of the concordances are with contemporary Scottish manuscript and printed sources or with foreign books. Only the music in the first (v.t.) group is listed here and only those concordances relevant this study are listed below, as Spring has given a detailed inventory with his description of the provenance of the source in LSJ.

Bibliography: Spring 1987A

Spring 1987B

folio

original ascription
title
composer
cons. & cogs.
17-18
The day dau[n]s in themorning
The Day Dawns in the Morning

Straloch 2-3
18v-19/1
tom of badlamad
Gray's Inn Maske/Mad Tom of Bedlam

Trinity 137

ML 29/2

Board 31v/1 and 44/4-44v/1

cf: GB-Lbl Add.Ms.10444 44

19/2-19v/1
Ane Currant
Courant


19v/2
The giuens coraant.
Brett's Courant

Dd.9.33 58/3

Dd.5.78.3 74v/1

Dd.9.3342v/1

Trinity 126-125/1

Rowallan 3

Besard 1603 153v/2 [first strain only]

Montbuysson 25v

Fuhrmann 1615 174/1

Beckmann 3v-4

Dusiacki 4v

Dolmetsch 22v-23

Werl 91v

de Bellis 39

ML 3v/1

Valerius 1626 52v-53v

20/1
bauckingame gost.
Buckingham's Ghost


20/2-20v/1
though your strangness
Though your Strangeness
Robert Jones

20v/2
Ane mask
Masque


20v/3-21/1
ballett
Ballet


21/2-21v/1
Shiphard Sau you not
Shepherd Saw Thou Not

Straloch 1/2
21v/2-22/1
Ane curant
Courant


22/2
corantt
Courant


22/3-22v/1
curantt
Courant


22v/2-23/1
Sinkpays
Sinkapace Galliard

cf:Stobaeus 44/2

Marsh 126

408/2 95/2

Vilnius 25/3 and 58/1

Willoughby 90v

Dlugoraj 189

Mulliner 126v-127

23/2
Saraband
Saraband


23/3-24/1
The Spanish pauin.
Spanish Pavan
Francis Pilkington
31392 25v

Sampson 3v/2

Welde 1

Dallis 162

Dd.4.22 3

Dd.9.33 82v-83

Dd.2.11 66v/2

Nn.6.36 23v

Dallis 162

Robinson 1603 22v-23

408/2 112/1

Mynshall 5/2-5v/1

Wickhambrook 14v-15/1

Cosens 20v-21

Folger 1v-2 (frgmt)

Pickeringe 11/2 & 11v-12 (dt pts)

Dd.3.18 14v-15/1 (dt)

cf: Thysius 142/2

Stobaeus 22v/2

Dolmetsch 23v-25 and 25v-26

Valerius1626 258-260

Vallet1615 57

Vallet1616 6/2

Vilnius 27

24/2
I left my tru loue
I Left my True Love


24v/1
Port Robart
Port Robart

Straloch 5-6
24v/2
hulie and farie
Holy and Fairly


25/1
You miner beautis of the night
You Minor Beauties of the Night


25/2
I newer kew I loued the
I Never Knew I Loved Thee

Rowallan 26-7
25v/1
The quins Mask
The Queen'sMaske


25v/2
gautirs corant / Thir last thir is on the old tune sharp
Courant
Gauthier

26/1
Gautr hiss Courante
Courant
Gauthier
Trinity 114

Board 34/3

26/2
Gautrs Saraband
Gautier's Saraband
Gauthier

26v/1
Saraband du guteir
Saraband
Gauthier

26v/2
my lady binnes lilt
My Lady Binny's Lilt

Wemyss 45-45v

Mathew 1652 23-4

27/1
god be with my bone lowe
God be with my Bonny Love


27/2
corbe and the pget
Corbe and the Pyget


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