The Henry VIII Book
(British Library, Add. MS 31922)

Facsimile with Introduction by David Fallows

Music for Henry VIII


Diamm Facsimiles, 4. Oxford, 2014. 33 x 24 cm, 85, 273 pp.

Full-color facsimile on heavy matt art paper. Anthology of mostly secular pieces probably copied in London ca. 1510-1520 and associated with the Court of Henry VIII. Includes 53 English secular songs, 15 French or French/English songs, 3 Dutch songs and 35 textless pieces. Although the MS was almost certainly not made for him (its decorations are too modest) in all likelihood it contains the repertory of Henry’s own music-making sessions, clearly written out and easy to read, a perfect size for intrumentalists or singers. Hardbound in blue buckram. $169

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