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Tudor Partbooks

Digitizing, restoring, reconstructing and analysing Tudor polyphonic music manuscripts.

This three-year project – a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Newcastle funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council – digitized the manuscripts of Tudor polyphonic music, primarily sacred, from c.1510-1590 preserved in partbook format (where each vocal part is written in a separate book). In all more than 10,000 images were taken. The project has already enabled the publication of several outputs; two major facsimiles are in preparation.  

Find out more about the project at the Tudor Partbooks website