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Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music

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DIAMM Publications is an extension of a research project – the ‘Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music’. This project provides a leading resource for the study of medieval manuscripts through its website www.diamm.ac.uk

A selection of the manuscripts that have been digitally captured have been transformed into facsimile publications of the highest quality by the Faculty of Music. These are new scholarly editions with extensive introductions and commentaries by leading musicologists. 

To date five books have been published – all available for sale below- and there are plans to publish new facsimiles at a rate of around one per year.

Postage and packing charges

UK postage and packing of all DIAMM publications is free.  

For deliveries outside the UK postage and packing will be calculated during the checkout process. The charges range from £6.50 to £45 depending on the weight of the book and the shipping address.

It is also possible to arrange to collect copies in person from Oxford.

DIAMM facsimiles are also stocked by OMI - Old Manuscripts and Incunabula (New York).

Booksellers

Booksellers can purchase DIAMM Publications by requesting an order form by emailing diamm@music.ox.ac.uk  Bookseller will be issued with an invoice once their order is accepted.

For telephone enquiries the DIAMM office number is +44 (0)1865 241323 10.00 am to 7.00 pm.

Music Faculty - DIAMM Publications

The Eton Choirbook

The Eton Choirbook

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DIAMM FACSIMILES
No. 1
The Eton Choirbook

The Award-winning Full-colour facsimile edition of Eton College Library MS. 178 produced by Diamm Publications, with an extensive illustrated introductory study by Magnus Williamson. In Full bonded leather binding (£270) or buckram binding (£195). Please click on 'read more' to add to basket.

This publication was awarded the 2011 Claude V Palisca Prize by the American Musicological Society.

One of the most iconic of music manuscripts, the Eton Choirbook is of unique importance, both in its own right as a cultural artefact and as a source of English choral polyphony composed during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Had it perished, along with so many other (less fortunate) pre-Reformation music manuscripts, our knowledge of a critical moment in the history of English music would have been immensely diminished. Ever since it was first copied for use in the college chapel in the early 1500s, the choirbook has been continuously in the possession of Eton College. Several composers whose works were included in it had close associations with the college, not least Robert Wylkynson, who served as the college's informator choristarum from 1500. Other composers represented include Banastre, Browne, Cornyshe, Davy, Fawkyner, Fayrfax, Hygons, Lambe and Turges. Most of its original contents (67 out of a total of 93 pieces) were votive antiphons, or devotional motets of prayer and praise, sung each evening to the Virgin Mary, the college's dedicatee. The Salve ceremony, familiar to worshippers throughout Catholic Europe, lay at the heart of Eton College's raison d'etre as a chantry college: the Eton Choirbook is an eloquent witness to this flowering of devotional culture on the eve of the Reformation.

The manuscript is also a work of consummate artistry, copied by an experienced scribe on large vellum leaves, and illuminated by a professional limner. Even in its in-complete state (nearly half of its original 224 leaves have been lost), the Eton Choirbook is the undoubted queen of early Tudor music manuscripts.

The Choirbook is presented in full colour facsimile on heavy matt art paper, hard bound, with an introduction by Magnus Williamson (Newcastle University) and published by the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (University of Oxford).

Pages: 112 (introduction) + 264 (full colour facsimile)

Format: 426 x 306 mm (reduced from 590 x 420 mm)

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The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut MS

The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut MS

£560.00

Description

DIAMM FACSIMILES
No. 5
The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut MS

**Winner of the American Musical Society 2015 Claude V. Palisca Prize for the most outstanding scholarly edition or translation in the field of musicology published in 2014**

Produced as two volumes in a slip case:

Volume 1: Introductory study (232 pp. colour and b/w)

Volume 2: Full size facsimile (796 pp. Full colour)


This publication weighs in excess of 7 kilograms. Postage and packing to the United Kingdom is free, to all other destinations £45.

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The Henry VIII Manuscript

Henry VIII Manuscript

£120.00

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DIAMM FACSIMILES
No. 4
The Henry VIII Book
Introduction by David Fallows

273 pp full colour + 85 pp introduction, indexes etc. Format 213 x 310 mm (98% of full size)

Full colour facsimile on heavy matt art paper, hard bound in blue buckram with gold-coloured blocking
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Byrd - Kyrie initial

Byrd Masses for 3, 4, and 5 voices

£29.95

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DIAMM FACSIMILES
No. 3
Byrd Masses for 3,4 and 5 voices

Full-colour facsimile edition of Oxford, Christ Church Library, Mus. 489-493 produced by DIAMM Publications.
5 partbooks in lightweight slipcase with introduction.
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The Dow Partbooks

The Dow Partbooks

£218.00

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DIAMM FACSIMILES
No. 2
The Dow Partbooks

Full-colour facsimile edition of Oxford, Christ Church Library, MSS 984-988 produced by DIAMM Publications.
Published in collaboration with the Viola da Gamba Society (UK): 5 partbooks + introductory study volume with indexes and finding lists (limp binding) in hard slipcover.
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The Eton Choirbook (seconds)

The Eton Choirbook (seconds)

£100.00

Description

DIAMM FACSIMILES
No. 1
The Eton Choirbook -- SLIGHTLY DAMAGED COPIES

These copies were damaged in transit and condition may range from noticeable damage to very minor bumps. Rather than attempt to price each copy individually these are being sold at a fixed discount on a pot luck basis; no refunds or returns unless the copy is actually incomplete.

The Award-winning Full-colour facsimile edition of Eton College Library MS. 178 produced by Diamm Publications, with an extensive illustrated introductory study by Magnus Williamson.

**This publication was awarded the 2011 Claude V Palisca Prize by the American Musicological Society.**

The Choirbook is presented in full colour facsimile on heavy matt art paper, hard bound, with an introduction by Magnus Williamson (Newcastle University) and published by the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (University of Oxford).

Pages: 112 (introduction) + 264 (full colour facsimile). Buckram binding

Format: 426 x 306 mm (reduced from 590 x 420 mm)
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Anne Boleyn Music Book

Anne Boleyn Music Book

£50.00

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Anne Boleyn Music Book (GB-Lrcm MS 1070) Facsimile and Introductory Study by Thomas Schmidt and David Skinner, with Katja Airaksinen-Monier
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Byrd - Kyrie initial

Byrd Masses for 3, 4, and 5 voices (seconds) without slipcase

£15.00

Description

DIAMM FACSIMILES
No. 3
Byrd Masses for 3,4 and 5 voices -- SLIGHTLY DAMAGED COPIES

VdGS advertised these at £12, but as postage was £3 we have priced these at £15 and made postage free. If you are able to come to Oxford to collect from us the price would be £12 as advertised (cash or cheque).

These copies were damaged in transit and condition may range from noticeable damage to very minor bumps. They do not have slipcases. Rather than attempt to price each copy individually these are being sold at a fixed discount on a pot luck basis; no refunds or returns unless the copy is actually incomplete.

Full-colour facsimile edition of Oxford, Christ Church Library, Mus. 489-493 produced by DIAMM Publications.
5 partbooks limp bound including introduction.
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The Henry VIII Manuscript

Henry VIII Manuscript (seconds)

£80.00

Description

DIAMM FACSIMILES
No. 4
The Henry VIII Book -- SLIGHTLY DAMAGED COPIES
Introduction by David Fallows

These copies were damaged in transit and condition may range from noticeable damage to very minor bumps. Rather than attempt to price each copy individually these are being sold at a fixed discount on a pot luck basis; no refunds or returns unless the copy is actually incomplete.
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The Dow Partbooks

The Dow Partbooks (seconds)

£100.00

Description

DIAMM FACSIMILES
No. 2
The Dow Partbooks -- SLIGHTLY DAMAGED COPIES

These copies were damaged in transit and condition may range from noticeable damage to very minor bumps. Rather than attempt to price each copy individually these are being sold at a fixed discount on a pot luck basis; no refunds or returns unless the copy is actually incomplete.

Full-colour facsimile edition of Oxford, Christ Church Library, MSS 984-988 produced by DIAMM Publications.
Published in collaboration with the Viola da Gamba Society (UK): 5 partbooks + introductory study volume with indexes and finding lists (limp binding) in hard slipcover.
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The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut MS

The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut MS, vols 1 & 2 (seconds) without slipcase

£420.00

Description

DIAMM FACSIMILES
No. 5
The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut MS -- SLIGHTLY DAMAGED COPIES

These copies were damaged in transit and may have minor bumps. They do not have slipcases. Rather than attempt to price each copy individually these are being sold at a fixed discount on a pot luck basis; no refunds or returns unless the copy is actually incomplete.

**Winner of the American Musicological Society 2015 Claude V. Palisca Prize for the most outstanding scholarly edition or translation in the field of musicology published in 2014**

Volume 1: Introductory study (232 pp. colour and b/w)

Volume 2: Full size facsimile (796 pp. Full colour)

This publication weighs in excess of 7 kilograms. Postage and packing to the United Kingdom is free, to all other destinations £45.
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