A Multifaceted Manuscript in Brussels (B-Bc FA VI 089)

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B-Bc FA VI 089 (formerly Ms 50775), a recently rediscovered manuscript, contains keyboard, instrumental and vocal pieces attributed to Arcangelo Corelli, Pietro Antonio Fiocco, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Louis and Louis Lully, Nicola Matteis, Alexander Philbois, Lambert Pietkin, Henry Purcell, and Daniel Purcell, as well as two unidentified composers: L:B: and M. Cecile. The manuscript opens with an ornament table, a copy of the table in Lambert Chaumont’s Pieces d’orgue sur les 8 tons op. 2 (Huy, 1695). The manuscript was dated twice about half way through, 1697 and 1704 respectively, and a total of 5 to 6 hands have been identified. This article discusses the physical characteristics of the manuscript, its provenance, its musical contents, composers named and identified, and notational characteristics of the different scribes in the wider context of other French, English and Continental sources. This article provides a detailed inventory of this manuscript and reproduces the three fine pieces attributed to “M. Cecile” in modern engraving for the first time in modern history.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-54
Number of pages26
JournalRevue Belge de Musicologie
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


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