135. Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn - Bartholdy (1809——1847). Psalm xiii. in organ pcore, 1840: title-page and commencement of the anthem. [Add. MS. 31,801.]
[The following descriptions have been supplied from the Dept. of Printed Books.]
CHIEFLY ILLUSTRATING THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF MUSICAL TYPOGRAPHY.
Exhibited in the King's Library.
1. The Polychronicon of Ralph Higden, translated into English by John de Trevisa.
"Wynkyn de Worde: London, 1495. Fol.
The first book printed in England containing musical notes, apparently printed from type. The passage in which they occur relates to the "consonances" of Pythagoras. The "duplex diapason" or double octave is wrongly printed, and contains a note too much.
2. "Graduale in usum ecclesie Sarisburiensis." The Salisbury Gradual, containing the music of the Mass.
F. Regnault: Paris, 1532. Fol.
Printed from type, the stave lines being in red.
3. "The Booke of Common praier noted." By John Merbecke. Containing such portions of the First Prayer-book of King Edward the Sixth as are appointed to be sung, set to the old church plain song.
John Day: London, 1567. 4°.
Printed from type, with stave lines in red.
4. "Tenor of the whole psalmes in foure partes, which may be song to al musicall instruments."
John Day: London, 1563. Obl. 8°.
Printed from type.