MC:F61/MS4 Notes for lectures, articles, teaching, and other purposes
Note: MC:F61/MS4/1-3 were found with MC:F61/MS1/20–22 and MC:F61/MS2/4–7 in a folder inscribed “Oflag 79″. See MC:F61/MS1/20 on Rose’s time as a prisoner of war at Oflag 79.
MC:F61/MS4/1 c. 1944/5?
Notes for a lecture titled “Music at Random: The Golden Age 1485–1642 (to 1695)”. Presumably delivered by Rose during his time in a prisoner-of-war camp. There are indications where musical examples are to be inserted.
MC:F61/MS4/2 c. 1944/5?
Notes for a lecture titled “From the Tutors to Purcell 1485–1642 – 1642–1695″, which appears to be another version of the preceding lecture, but more fully written out.
MC:F61/MS4/3 c. 1944/5?
Two leaves of music extracts in Rose’s hand. These are clearly the music examples which would have accompanied both lectures MS4/1–2 above.
Page of questions for an organ exam, testing transposition, improvisation and sight reading. Autograph (ink), undated. 1 leaf.
Jotter pad containing notes made by Rose on Palestrina and Lassus.
2 leaves of music manuscript paper containing musical examples in Rose’s hand to do with entry intervals in specified pieces by Palestrina and Lassus.
Extracts from specified pieces of Palestrina copied out by Rose, apparently for study or teaching purposes. Autograph, biro, undated. 4 leaves.
Extracts from various pieces by Lassus, not always specified, copied out by Rose, apparently one again for study or teaching purposes. Autograph, pencil and ink, undated. 5 leaves.
MC:F61/MS4/9–10 25 Sep 1956
Two copies of a talk about Edmund Rubbra titled “An Intimate kind of Music”, broadcast by Bernard Rose on the General Overseas Service on 25 Sep and 11 Oct 1956.
Notes made by Bernard Rose on André Gadalge, Traité de la Fugue (n.d.), found in the back pages of his copy of the book. He had also written out some music on the back page [2 pages].
MC:F61/MS4/12 n.d. (after 1957)
Miscellaneous notes made by Bernard Rose on Denis Stevens, Thomas Tomkins 1572–1656 (1957), found in his copy of this book.
MC:F61/MS4/13 2 Aug 1969
MS lecture “The Music in Magdalen College Oxford form 1458 to 1969″, which appears to have been delivered by Rose at Victoria University, British Columbia. This includes some reflections by Rose of his own time at Magdalen, in particular of the support shown by President Thomas Boase for the choir.
Three drafts for the article in MS4/16 below. MS4/16 has stapled on to it a revised list of the Informators and Organists of Magdalen for 1481–1541.
MC:F61/MS4/17 13 Nov 1970
Copy of the Oxford Magazine, containing an article by Rose titled “Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford; Its Music Past and Present”.
Short note by Rose on the origins of the May Morning ceremony.
MC:F61/MS4/19–21 Mar 1971
MS draft and two typescript versions of the text for Rose’s illustrated radio broadcast “John Mason: Two Reconstructions”.
MC:F61/MS4/22 20 Sep 1972
Typescript of Rose’s article “John Mason: A Clarification”, as published in the Musical Times.
MC:F61/MS4/23 2 Mar 1972–24 Feb 1973
Correspondence and newspaper cuttings connected with Bernard Rose’s work on the composer John Mason (d. 1548), who had been a Chaplain and Master of the Choristers at Magdalen college in 1508/9 and 1509/10, and who later held posts at Chichester and Hereford Cathedrals. Rose managed to sort out some of the problems relating to Mason’s life and career, and in February 1972 even gave an illustrated talk on Mason’s music. This bundle also includes some reviews of that talk, one of them with Rose’s annotations, notes for a recording of Mason’s music, a proof copy of Rose’s entry on Mason for the 1980 edition of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and a copy of the Musical Times of December 1972 containing a short article by Rose on Mason titled “John Mason: A Clarification”. Correspondents include Gerald Harriss, archivists in Chichester, Winchester, and Hereford and A. B. Emden [29 items].
MC:F61/MS4/24 n.d. (1970s)
Typescript of Rose’s article on John Mason for the 1980 edition of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
MC:F61/MS4/25 Aug 1989
Bundle of papers containing Rose’s notes for a lecture “The Oxford Choral Tradition”, which was delivered at a conference “Music: Exploitation & Conservation”, held at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford from 31 August to 3 September 1989.
MC:F61/MS4/26 n.d. (1992?)
Notes made by Bernard Rose, evidently towards a review of Alan Brown and Richard Turbet, Byrd Studies (1992), for they were found in his copy of this book.
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