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Preface to this edition of the Jenkins 3-part Fancies

This barless edition is based on the facsimile MS found in the British Library Add. MS. 31,428. The MS is in score form without parts, and the score has barlines. Scores are not herewith included, but barred scores are available in Musica Britannica LXX and on IMSLP as well as through British VdGS Publications.

Jenkins titles each of the pieces “Fancy” and lists his name as “Io: Ienk” or probably “Jo: Jenk:”. The facsimile was mostly free of errors and fairly easy to read once one got used to the conventions. The end of each handwritten Fancy is decorated with artistic “Doodles”, like this:

 Jenkins doodle 

In the treble parts Jenkins uses treble, alto, and soprano clefs to avoid ledger lines, but this barless edition uses only treble clef. The bass part uses bass, alto, and baritone clefs, but this edition uses only bass and alto clefs.

Metrically, the facsimile score gives no starting meter but “C” or common time is understood. Many Fancys have a section noted “3”. Within either time signature measures could drift with no indication into longer or shorter versions of 4/4 or 6/4. In the facsimile, notes tied over barlines are given as single notes with the correct rhythmic value without using ties. Beaming of notes was mostly to the quarter note; dotted 8th notes were always separated from their following 16th notes, but 8th and 16th notes are joined in this edition. Facsimile parts would need to be consulted to see if phrasing would be suggested by the beaming of notes. Players need to be quite adept in switching from half note to quarter note beats, and in and out of triple meter.

Key changes in the facsimile are always accompanied by a restatement of the clefs; meter changes were not. Fancys usually have 2 or 3 key changes, and some are quite dramatic! No natural signs were used in the original score; only sharps and flats were used to raise of lower pitches. This convention has been retained. The key centers could be quite adventurous.

I have tried to be honest to Jenkins’ “quirks” such as notes appearing in one clef and immediately the same note in another clef. This always happened over a barline, concurrent with a change of key/clef restatement or change. Clef changes, even though for only a few notes, have been kept.

Martha Bishop
June 2019

The 3-Part Fancies - barless

The barless version of the 3-Part Fancies is available as:

  • Martha Bishop's original individual files
  • Complete set in one large file

Jenkins 3-part barless, Martha Bishop's original individual files

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Jenkins 3-part Fancies (barless) Treble 1 Treble 2 Bass
Fancys 1-6 (barless)
Fancys 7-12 (barless)
Fancys 13-18 (barless)
Fancys 19-21 (barless)

Jenkins 3-part Barless, Complete set in one large file

Carol Deihl has provided us with the entire set of files in one 1.7 Mb file. This is just a concatentation of Martha's files; the pages are numbered as in the original files. View or download.


Jenkins 4, 5 and 6-Part Fantasias

Preface to this edition of the Jenkins 4, 5, and 6-part Fantasias (and Pavans)

The present edition of Jenkins Fantasias for four, five and six viols is based on British Library manuscripts. Though not a scholarly edition, the parts have been carefully corrected and have been read several times for errors.

It is presented with the blessing of Andrew Ashbee who edited the Faber editions of same, and this edition uses his and Meyer’s numbering system so parts may be compared easily. A great deal of credit is due Mr. Ashbee for consulting so many sources and for his immense knowledge of Jenkins and his times.

My thanks are due to Atlanta viols players who have helped proof read the website editions: Greg Armijo, Brian Bishop, Marian Burge, Joyce Clinkscales, Paul Miller, John Moran, Stephen Morris, Susan Patterson, Alice Renken, Ann Rollins, Chrissy Spencer, Emily Stevenson, Marie Szuts, Russell Wagner, Susan Whaley, Pam Woodcock and Jorg Voss. Special thanks are due Joyce, Librarian of the Emory Heilbrun Music and Media Library, for her help in obtaining microfilms of the original manuscripts.

The present edition is presented in the spirit of the several copyists who felt that Jenkins’s music should be available to as many people as possible, for their immense musical enjoyment and to spread around the genius of the composer John Jenkins. What better way to do this in modern times than by the internet?

Martha Bishop
July 2010


The 4-Part Fantasias and Pavans

The barred version of the 4-Part Fantasias and Pavans is available as:

  • Martha Bishop's original individual files
  • Individual part books, with covers
  • Complete set in one large file

Jenkins 4-part, Martha Bishop's original individual files

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Jenkins 4-part Treble Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass Organ Score
Fantasia 1
Fantasia 2
Fantasia 3
Fantasia 4
Fantasia 5
Fantasia 6
Fantasia 7
Fantasia 8
Fantasia 9
Fantasia 10
Fantasia 11
Fantasia 12
Fantasia 13
Fantasia 14
Fantasia 15
Fantasia 16
Fantasia 17
Pavan in d minor
Pavan in e minor

Jenkins 4-part, Individual part books

Caryl McAllister has created individual part books from Martha's files, as well as beautiful covers, all in PDF format. View or download them here and have them printed and bound to make your own set!


Jenkins 4-part Treble Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass Score Covers
All pieces in individual books
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Jenkins 4-part, Complete set in one large file

Phillip Serna has provided us with the entire set of files in one 8 Mb file. View or download.


The 4-Part Fantasias (barless)

The barless version of the 4-Part Fantasias is available as:

  • Martha Bishop's original individual files
  • Individual part books, with covers
  • Complete set in one large file

Jenkins 4-part barless, Martha Bishop's original individual files

View each file in a new browser tab.

Jenkins 4-part (barless) Treble Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass Score
Fantasia 1 (barless)
Fantasia 2 (barless)
Fantasia 3 (barless)
Fantasia 4 (barless)
Fantasia 5 (barless)
Fantasia 6 (barless)
Fantasia 7 (barless)
Fantasia 8 (barless)
Fantasia 9 (barless)
Fantasia 10 (barless)
Fantasia 11 (barless)
Fantasia 12 (barless)
Fantasia 13 (barless)
Fantasia 14 (barless)
Fantasia 15 (barless)
Fantasia 16 (barless)
Fantasia 17 (barless)

Jenkins 4-part barless, Individual part books, with covers

Tracy Hoover has created individual part books from Martha's files, as well as beautiful covers, all in PDF format. View or download them here and have them printed and bound to make your own set!


Jenkins 4-part (barless) Treble Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass Covers
All pieces in individual books (barless)
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Jenkins 4-part Barless, Complete set in one large file

Carol Deihl has provided us with the entire set of files in one 4.3 Mb file. View or download.


The 5-Part Fantasias

The barred version of the 5-Part Fantasias is available as:

  • Martha Bishop's original individual files
  • Individual part books, with covers
  • Complete set in one large file

Jenkins 5-part, Martha Bishop's original individual files

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Jenkins 5-part Treble 1 Treble 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass Score & KB
Fantasia 1
Fantasia 2
Fantasia 3
Fantasia 4
Fantasia 5
Fantasia 6
Fantasia 7
Fantasia 8
Fantasia 9
Fantasia 10
Fantasia 11
Fantasia 12
Fantasia 13
Fantasia 14
Fantasia 15
Fantasia 16

Jenkins 5-part, Individual part books

Caryl McAllister has created individual part books from Martha's files, as well as beautiful covers, all in PDF format. View or download them here and have them printed and bound to make your own set!


Jenkins 5-part Treble 1 Treble 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass Score Covers
All pieces in
individual books

Download

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Download

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Download

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Jenkins 5-part, Complete set in one large file

Phillip Serna has provided us with the entire set of files in one 11 Mb file. View or download.



The 5-Part Fantasias (barless)

The barless version of the 5-Part Fantasias is available as:

  • Martha Bishop's original individual files
  • Individual part books, with covers
  • Complete set in one large file

Jenkins 5-part barless, Martha Bishop's original individual files

View each file in a new browser tab.

Jenkins 5-part (barless) Treble 1 Treble 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass
Fantasia 1 (barless)
Fantasia 2 (barless)
Fantasia 3 (barless)
Fantasia 4 (barless)
Fantasia 5 (barless)
Fantasia 6 (barless)
Fantasia 7 (barless)
Fantasia 8 (barless)
Fantasia 9 (barless)
Fantasia 10 (barless)
Fantasia 11 (barless)
Fantasia 12 (barless)
Fantasia 13 (barless)
Fantasia 14 (barless)
Fantasia 15 (barless)
Fantasia 16 (barless)
Fantasia 17 (barless)

Jenkins 5-part barless, Individual part books, with covers

Tracy Hoover has created individual part books from Martha's files, as well as beautiful covers, all in PDF format. View or download them here and have them printed and bound to make your own set!


Jenkins 5-part (barless) Treble 1 Treble 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass Covers
All pieces in individual books (barless)
Download

Download

Download

Download

Download

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Jenkins 5-part Barless, Complete set in one large file

Carol Deihl has provided us with the entire set of files in one 4 Mb file. View or download.


The 6-Part Fantasias and Pavans

The barred version of the 6-Part Fantasias is available as:

  • Martha Bishop's original individual files
  • Individual part books, with covers
  • Complete set in one large file

Jenkins 6-part, Martha Bishop's original individual files

View each file in a new browser tab.

Jenkins 6-part Treble 1 Treble 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass 1 Bass 2 Score & KB
Fantasia 1
Fantasia 2
Fantasia 3
Fantasia 4
Fantasia 5
Fantasia 6
Fantasia 7
Fantasia 8
Fantasia 9
Fantasia 10
Fantasia 11
Fantasia 12
Inomine 1
Inomine 2
Bell Pavin
Pavin 2

Jenkins 6-part, Individual part books

Caryl McAllister has created individual part books from Martha's files, as well as beautiful covers, all in PDF format. View or download them here and have them printed and bound to make your own set!


Jenkins 6-part Treble 1 Treble 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass 1 Bass 2 Score Covers
All pieces in individual books
Download

Download

Download

Download

Download

Download

Download

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Jenkins 6-part, Complete set in one large file

Phillip Serna has provided us with the entire set of files in one 12Mb file. View or download.



The 6-Part Fantasias (barless)

The barless version of the 6-Part Fantasias is available as:

  • Martha Bishop's original individual files
  • Individual part books, with covers
  • Complete set in one large file

Jenkins 6-part barless, Martha Bishop's original individual files

View each file in a new browser tab.

Jenkins 6-part (barless) Treble 1 Treble 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass 1 Bass 2
Fantasia 1 (barless)
Fantasia 2 (barless)
Fantasia 3 (barless)
Fantasia 4 (barless)
Fantasia 5 (barless)
Fantasia 6 (barless)
Fantasia 7 (barless)
Fantasia 8 (barless)
Fantasia 9 (barless)
Fantasia 10 (barless)
Fantasia 11 (barless)
Fantasia 12 (barless)

Jenkins 6-part barless, Individual part books, with covers

Tracy Hoover has created individual part books from Martha's files, as well as beautiful covers, all in PDF format. View or download them here and have them printed and bound to make your own set!


Jenkins 6-part
(barless)
Treble 1 Treble 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass 1 Bass 2 Covers
All pieces in individual books (barless)
Download

Download

Download

Download

Download

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Download

Jenkins 6-part Barless, Complete set in one large file

Carol Deihl has provided us with the entire set of files in one 5.8 Mb file. View or download.