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About 100 pieces of music, chiefly dances, in French lute tablature., Mid 17th century.

Identifier: MS.9452

Scope and Contents

Many of the pieces are by Rene Mésangeau, and the manuscript closely resembles in its binding, watermark, and musical hand, a volume prepared after 1632 possibly for a pupil of Mésangeau and now in the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in Paris - see ‘Oeuvres de René Mésangeau’ (Paris, 1971) edited by Monique Rollin. Other composers represented include Pinel (allemande, folio 33) and Dubut le père (courante, folio 54).


  • Creation: Mid 17th century.

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59 Leaves ; Oblong quarto.


59 folios.

Custodial History

The manuscript was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1979.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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