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The Complete Works Of Philip Rosseter
Part 2 - Philip Rosseter's Lessons for Consort 1609


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This is an unfinished page that I hope to edit sometime in the future.


This second book of Philip Rosseter was, again, published in the same year as Robert Jones published a book. This is an all instrumental, book for a 'Broken Consort.' In the book Rosseter arranges, some of his own pieces and many pieces by others, for a consort of Treble voil, flute, lute, cittern, bandora, and bass viol.

As far as I know the best writings about this book of lessons are by Ian Harwood* in his essay entitled 'Rosseter's Lessons for Consort, 1609' on pages 15-23, in issue vii, of the 1965 edition of The Lute Society Journal, and by N. Fortune* in his essay entitled 'Philip Rosseter And His Songs' in the same issue vii, of the 1965 edition, pages 7-14.

Unfortunately most of the parts of Philip Rosseter's Lessons for Consort have not survived. Some of the pieces have been reconstructed by taking the surviving parts of Rosseter's book and using the know concordances of some of those pieces in reconstructing them. Other pieces with no known concordances can not be reconstructed.

Work was done on seven of the pieces by the Musica Britannica# under the editorship of Warwick Edwards.

According to the Musica Britannica the existent copies are;

Bodleion Library, Mus 157 6. 1. (fragments of sig. C2, D1 and D2 of the lute part)
Royal Collage of Music, II. E. 43 (cittern, lacking sig. 4)
The New York Public Library, Drexel 5433.5 (flute)

Warwick Edwards writes that "Rosseter's claim " by mee consorted" may not be strictly true ...Allison's Millicent Pavan, ....

Check - L. Nordstrom 'The Lute Duet and the Consort Lesson', LSJ, xviii (1976), 5-22' and The Lute Music of Philip Rosseter edited by Robert Spencer for some of these modern reconstructed pieces.

Steven Hendricks, who plays in the University of Texas Early Music Ensemble, gives an incomplete list of this Rosseter book on his web site at http://www.onr.com/user/steveh/steve.htm . I will assume that his list is of the playable pieces Rosseter's Lessons for Consort and will note them below. P. T. C.


Philip Rosseter's Lessons for Consort: made by sundry Excellent Authors, and set to sixe severall instruments (1609)

This is right out of The Life and Works of Philip Rosseter by John Jeffreys (page 57). I took the unscholarly liberty of colouring it to my own fancy.

John Jeffreys writes; "The 'Lessons' were registered at the Stationers' Office on the 14th April 1609" [page 64.]


1. Captain Lester's Galliard: Philip Rosseter;

N. Fortune writes that there are no other source but notes that the"1st strain resembles galliard by Bacheler, CUL Dd.9.33., f.15 v." Since not listed



2. Pavan : Philip Rosseter.
not listed and N. Fortune writes "No other source".

3. Prannel's Pavan : Anthony Holborne.
not listed and N. Fortune writes "No other source. 'Prannel's

4. Galliard to Prannel's Pavan: John Baxter.
not listed and Cuts writes "No other source. N. Fortune lists the concordances as "Galliard', Dublin, Trinity College, MS D.1.21, (Ballet LB), p. 111, not the same.

5. Now is the month of May: Thomas Morley.
N. Fortune lists the concordances as "Morley's Ballets a 5 (1595)".
3Now is the Moneth of May, Thomas Morley
8/2 "FeinesLieb du wirst nachkommen" - "Now is the Month of Maying" Philip Rosseter Rosseter 1609 no.5

Thomas Morley's First Booke of Balletts, 1595
Musica Britannica XL, Music For Mixed Consort, Edited and Reconstructed by Warwick Edwards, 1977, Stainer and Bell, printed by Galliard (printers) LTD, Great Yarmouth, England.

Warwick Edwards writes "... suggests that Rosseter did not use Morley's printed version as the source of this arrangement. ..."

recordings

A recording of this piece is on the CD;



6. The Sacred End Pavan. Thomas Morley.
N. Fortune lists the concordances as "Lute fragments, Bodleian. Elementary lute part (no divisions), Leiden, Thysius LB, f. 128. Point of imitation in last strain derives from Tye's 'I lift my heart to thee' ; also in Weelkes ('Give ear, 0 Lord') and Morley ('O Jesu meek'); all to words "Mercy, good Lord, mercy..." Piece of same title a 5, Oxford, Ch.Ch.MSS 423-8, not the same". 1The Sacred end Pavin, Thomas Morley

This piece is reconstructed by Warwick Edwards in Musica Britannica vol. XL, Music For Mixed Consort.



7. Galliard to the Sacred End : John Baxter.
N. Fortune lists the concordances as "Lute fragments, Bodleian, nearly complete. No other source, but based closely on No. 6,
2Galliard to the Sacred End, John Baxter

8. [Masque Tune (Shows and nightly Revels)] : Thomas Lupo.
Lute fragments, Bodleian. Tune, bass and lute accomp., in Campian, The Discription [?Description?] of a Masque... in honour of the Lord Hayes (l607), as Song III; originally an instrumental dance.
?9Masque Music, Thomas Lupo

recordings



9. Southern's Pavan : Thomas Morley.
Cuts lists the concordances as "Lute Fragments, Bodleian. Keyboard version (untitled), FWVB, No. l69.
4Southernes Pavin, Thomas Morley

10. Infernum [Pavan].. Anthony Holborne.
Cuts lists the concordances as "Holborne's Pavans, Galliards, Almains... a 5 (1599), No. 21. Lute Solo, CUL Dd.5.78.3., fr.12v, 13
5 Infernum, Anthony Holborne

11. Spero [Pavan] : Anthony Holborne.
N. Fortune lists the concordances as "Holborne's Pavans, etc., No. 23".
6Spero, Anthony Holborne

12. Millicent Pavan: Richard Allison.
N. Fortune lists the concordances as "Lute part, CUL Dd.3.18., a.57 v, 58". ('Mrs. Millicent's Pavan'); bass viol, CUL Dd.5.20.., f.10 v.

13. MilIicent's Galliard : Richard Allison.
*N. Fortune lists the concordances as "No other source, but based closely on No. 12".

14. Cedipa Pavan.. John Farmer.
not listed and *N. Fortune writes "(Flute part has 'Cepida'). No other extant source but 'lost' Braye L B had 'Cydippe Pav[an] per Ro[bert] Spr[ignell]'. (See Hist. MSS Comm. Series XV, Tenth Report 1887, App. Part VI, pp. 108-9)".

16. A lieta Vita: lncertus [Giovanni Gastoldi].
not listed and *N. Fortune writes and lists the concordances as "Gastoldi's Balletti a 5, Venice, (1591-5), etc., entitled 'L'innamorato'. Widely circulated; basis of German Chorale 'In dir ist freude'. Rosseter's version disagrees slightly with the original harmonies in the second Strain".

17. Galliard to de la Tromba: Richard Allison.
not listed and *N. Fortune writes and lists the concordances as "No other source, but based closely on de la Trombo Pavan in Morley's Consort Lessons (l599), No. 3.

18. La Bergere: Incetus
Lute part, CUL Dd.9.33., f.46. Melody and lute Solo in Valerius, Nederlandtsche Gedenck-Clanck (1626), p. 86, entitled 'Quand la bergere'. Related to 'La bergera Galliard' in CUL consort books, but not the same.

19. The Queen's Pavan : Anthony Holborne.
not listed and *N. Fortune writes " No other source".

20. [Masque Song] Move now [with measured sound D[r. Thomas] Campian,
*N. Fortune writes and lists the concordances as "Tune, bass and lute accomp., in Campian, The Discription [?Description?] (See No. 8 above), Song III; originally a dance-song. Also, with slight differences, in Campian's Second Book of Airs (c. l617) as 'The peaceful Western Wind'.
7Move now with measured sound, Thomas Campion

21. Galliard to the Knell. Richard Allison.
not listed and *N. Fortune writes and lists the concordances as "No other source, but based closely on 'Allison's Knell' in Morley's Consort Lessons (1599), No. ll. R.C.M. Cittern part-book ends here.

22. [Masque Tune (Time that leads)]: Thomas Lupo.
*N. Fortune writes and lists the concordances as "Tune, bass and lute accomp., in Campian, The Discription [?Description?] (See Nos. 8 and 20), Song V; originally all instrumental dance.
?8Masque Dance, Thomas Lupo


23. Barrow Faustus Dream: Edmund Kete.
*N. Fortune writes and lists the concordances as " Popular ballad tune; many sources, e. g. FWVB, Nos. 18 and 131.
10Barrow Faustus Dreame, Edmund Kete

24. A Jig: Philip Rosseter.
not listed and *N. Fortune writes "No other source; only flute part survives.

25. Mall Simms: Incertus.
not listed and *N. Fortune writes and lists the concordances as "Popular ballad tune; many sources, e.g. FWVB, No. 28l.
11Mall Simmes, Incertus



Page Bibliography
???Ian Harwood* in his essay entitled 'Rosseter's Lessons for Consort, 1609' on pages 15-23, in issue vii, of the 1965 edition of The Lute Society Journal, and by N. Fortune* in his essay entitled 'Philip Rosseter And His Songs' in the same issue vii, of the 1965 edition, pages 7-14.

??????? * 'Philip Rosseter And His Songs' by N. Fortune in a 1965 issue of The Lute Society Journal


The Life and Works of Philip Rosseter by John Jeffreys
Roberton Publication, 1990, The Windmill, Wendover, Aylesbury, HP22 6JJ.
Printed in Great Britain by Lavenham Press Ltd.
# Musica Britannica XL, Music For Mixed Consort, Edited and Reconstructed by Warwick Edwards, 1977, Stainer and Bell, printed by Galliard (printers) LTD, Great Yarmouth, England.
Steven Hendricks' web site at http://www.onr.com/user/steveh/steve.htm
%'The Lute Society' makes available "The Lute Music of Philip Rosseter" edited by Robert Spencer and the following is the information they advertise about it;

The Lute Music of Philip Rosseter edited by Robert Spencer and revised by John H. Robinson and Stewart McCoy. 10 pieces of which 4 are in multiple versions. Includes an introduction, table of concordances, editorial notes, and 21 pages of music, ISBN 0 905 655 13 3
The URL is;
http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/town/square/fl98/lute/index.htm



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