HILTON: SHORT SERVICE IN GAMUT

MS 5566
MS Short Title HILTON: SHORT SERVICE IN GAMUT
Text John Hilton the younger: Short Service in Gamut. Of 4 Parts: Contratenor Cantoris, Medius Cantoris, Bassus Decan'y (without treble part)
Description MS in Tudor English on paper, Westminster, ca 1628-1659, 15 pp including two title pp, 32x21 cm, notated on 10 staves per page with some corrections, the texts usually giving incipits only, in an expert copyist's hand.
Context

John Hilton the younger (1599-1657) is frequently confused with his father John Hilton the elder (1560-1608) who was organist of Trinity College, Cambridge and composer of church music.

Hilton the younger was organist of St Margaret's, Westminster. He composed both sacred and secular music. His most well known work is a collection of glees and catches, "Catch That Catch Can" which was first published in 1652. Including the present work there survives only five services by Hilton. None of the sources dates before ca. 1630, and only a Te Deum Laudamus for men's voices are specifically ascribed to John Hilton the Younger.

Provenance 1. Christie's South Kensington 29.11.2006:361; 2. Robert S Pirie, New York (1934-2015); 3. His sale Sotheby's N.Y. 4.12.2015:454.
Place of origin Westminster, England
Dates ca 1628-1659

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