GB-Lcm C41/1 (formerly II.F.10 (2))
Christopher Simpson ‘The Division Violist’, London, 1659
This volume contains Divisions from the back of one of the copies of Simpson’s Division Violist in the library of the Royal College of Music, London. The book is bound in brown leather. It has an ‘ex libris’ sticker inside the hard cover which reads ‘The Revd. John Parker/sub libertate Quietem’. It was last bound by R.S. Buffery, 22 Mortimer Street, W. around the turn of the century. At the top of page 1 one can read ‘T Jones Sale. Feb 1826 No. 143 with zinc plate’ (almost certainly A. Novello’s handwriting). Perhaps Novello acquired the book in a sale of the belongings of T. Jones and later passed it on to Revd. John Parker, who either received it already bound or had it bound after acquiring the book. On the flyleaf to ‘The Division Violist’ someone wrote ‘Mr Cutts’.
The Divisions bound into the back of the book are in two or three different hands. On the back of the last printed division of the Division Violist are the Rules for Gracing, followed by a page of Division 8 in score. This is the only piece which was undoubtedly composed on the page rather than copied from somewhere else.
Charivari Publications would like to thank the Royal College of Music Library, London for assistance and permission for publication.
Division No. 1 [Anon.]
Division No. 2 in g
Division No. 3 in C fa ut
Division No. 4 Mr Butler in C ( ? – 1652)
Division No. 5 Mr Dan. Norcombe In A (1576? – 1655)
Division No. 6 Ground in G [Norcombe]
Division No. 7 Daniel Norcombe
Division No. 8 J H[ingeston?] (c1606 – 1683)
Division No. 9 In D: Mr Simpson (? – c1602-6)
Division No.10 Mr Christopher Simpson in D
Division No.11 [Anon.]
Division No.12 In D. Mr Butler
Division No.13 In G. Mr Dan: Norcombe
Division No.14 (on ‘John come kiss me now’) Mr Simpson, in another book
Division No.15 [W. Young]
Division No.16 Mr. Will Young (? – 1662)
Division No.17 In A [Jenkins (1592 – 1678)]
Division No.18 In A re
Prelude Mr John Cutts (fl 1665 – d 1692)
Ayre, Firk Mr Cutts
Prelude JC In e la my
Ayre Mr Jo. Cutts
Division No.19 Green Sleevs
Lesson John Moss ?
Allman, Corant John Moss ?
Saraband, Jigg Allman John Moss ?
Allman, Corant by John Moss (fl 1662 – 84)