The Gyffard Partbooks: I
Transcribed and Edited by David Mateer
First published in 2007
Dimensions (mm): 325 x 246 x 33
The first of two volumes containing repertoire from this crucial document for our understanding of the Salisbury Use in 16th-century England, EC48 contains music by key figures such as Tallis and Sheppard not elsewhere collected in the series, as well as works by unnamed composers. The editor has established a provenance for this collection later than that previously assumed by scholars, and from authoritative sources has provided plainchant for those sections required to complete the performance of most of the music.