Category:Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
Anonymous: Alman. The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is a primary source of keyboard music from the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean periods in England, i.
It takes its name from Viscount Fitzwilliam who bequeathed this manuscript collection to Cambridge University in , where it remains to this day in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Once called Queen Elizabeth's Virginal Book, a title that has been abandoned because it has been determined that she never owned it, the manuscript was given no title by its author. It is believed to be the manuscript collection of an amateur keyboard player of the very early 17th century named Francis Tregian the Younger, who copied the entire collection while imprisoned between and in connection with his Catholic sympathies although his authorship is now disputed .
There is no authorship attribution in the book itself.
Until Parthenia was printed in about , there was no music published as such in England at this time, and like the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, most of the collections of keyboard music were compiled by performers: other examples include Will Forster's Virginal Book ; Clement Matchett's Virginal Book ; [William] Tisdale's Virginal Book.
It includes music dating from approximately to by John Bull, Giles Farnaby 51 of whose 52 known pieces are included , William Byrd, Peter Philips and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, as well as many others; there are close to separate pieces. As with many keyboard manuscripts of the time, the pieces were not written for a specific instrument at least, none is mentioned , and most sound happily on all contemporary keyboard instruments, from the virginals through to chamber organs.
The book was not published at the time of its writing, instead remaining a manuscript in private hands. Since copyright on this edition has now lapsed, it has been reprinted by Dover Publications and other publishers specializing in reprinting of out-of-copyright editions, and is available inexpensively.
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This page is only for complete editions and multiple selections from the collection here. Pieces ; For keyboard ; Scores featuring keyboard soloists ; For 1 player ; For 2 guitars, cello arr ; Scores featuring the guitar ; Scores featuring the cello ; For 3 players ; For 2 guitars arr ; For 2 players ; For guitar arr. Pieces from 'The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book'.
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Contents 1 Performances 1. Performer Pages Shuwen Zhang Piano.
About this release
John Bernhoff , German text. Introductory notes also in German.
This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. New York: Dover Publications , Editor Dillon Upton.
Pavlov cello , M. Ludenhoff and K.
Rossinskiy guitars. Arranger Jewgeni Smirnow. Wikipedia article Fitzwilliam Museum.