Project Funded by:

AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council)


Project Partners:

Bodleian Library

British Library

British Academy

Oundle International Festival


Project Collaborators:

DIAMM (Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music) 
DIAMM is both a creator of digital content and developer of restoration and repair methods using digital images of damaged manuscripts. The collaboration between Tudor Partbooks and DIAMM is fruitful for both partners, since it increases the image content and granularity of metadata in DIAMM, and provides Tudor Partbooks with tools, expertise and support for the digital reconstruction of the Sadler Partbooks. DIAMM Publications will be producing the facsimile of the Baldwin Partbooks (2018) and the digital reconstruction of the Sadler Partbooks (2017).

Stile Antico 
An early-music vocal ensemble, renowned for vibrant and expressive performances of music from the Renaissance, Stile Antico are collaborating closely with Tudor Partbooks to create historically informed performances of music newly reconstructed by the project teams, which provide us with performing feedback for our editions of the Baldwin Partbooks and manuscript reconstructions of works in the Sadler Partbooks.

An early-music vocal ensemble dedicated to passionate interpretations informed by authoritative insight and understanding, directed by Owen Rees. Prof Rees is closely involved with the reconstruction of the missing voice part in the Baldwin Partbooks, and newly reconstructed compositions resulting from that work provide the ensemble with access to new repertory. The professional singers in the group offer feedback on the reconstructions from the point of view of experienced performers of this repertory.

Cappella Pratensis 
The Tudor Partbooks project at Newcastle University and the University of Oxford (funded by the AHRC) is proud to be a partner with the Dutch vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis. This partnership has been formed in the context of the wider collaboration between Cappella Pratensis and the Alamire Foundation (KU Leuven), a DIAMM partner. As an ensemble that performs exclusively from original sources, Cappella Pratensis is uniquely placed to play a role in exploring questions of performance practice in relation to the collection of Tudor Partbooks digitized by DIAMM