Manuscript Tablatures from the 1500's by Modern Location

The following list of manuscripts is organized by RISM sigla, indicating the modern location or last known location of the original sources.

A-LIb (Austria: Linz, Oberösterreichische Landesbibliothek)

A-LIb Ms. 546 [c1550]

A-Wn (Austria: Wien [Vienna], Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Musiksammlung)

A-Wn Ms. 960 [c1540]
A-Wn Ms. 9704 (Rec. 1711) [1519-1523]
A-Wn Ms. Suppl. Mus. 8967 [1565]
A-Wn Mus. Ms. 18688 [1526-1540]
A-Wn Mus. Ms. 18790 [1560-1565]
A-Wn Mus. Ms. 18821 [1562]
A-Wn Mus. Ms. 18827 [c1540]
A-Wn Mus. Ms. 19259 [1570-1580?]
A-Wn Mus. Ms. 41950 [1525?]
A-Wn S.A. 76.A.2 [1568- ]

A-Wwilczek (Austria: Wien [Vienna], Privatbibliothek Graf Wilczek)

A-Wwilczek Ms. without Sign. [1590-1600] [LOST]

B-Bc (Belgium: Brussels, Conservatoire Royal de Musique, Bibliothèque, Koninklijk Conservatorium, Bibliothek)

B-Bc MS LIt. XY no. 24135 [1570-1580 (tablature section)]

B-Br (Belgium: Bruxelles [Brussels], Bibliothèque Royale Albert 1.er)

B-Br Ms. Cab. II, 275 [1590-early 17th century]
B-Br Ms. Cab. II, 2801 [middle of the 16th century]

CDN-Mc (Canada: Montrèal, Conservatoire de Musique et d'Art Dramatique)

CDN-Mc Ms. without shelfmark [1595-1610]

CH-Bu (Switzerland: Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität Basel, Musiksammlung)

CH-Bu Ms. F.IX.23 [1575]
CH-Bu Ms. F.IX.39 [1575]
CH-Bu Ms. F.IX.56 [1522]
CH-Bu Ms. F.IX.70 [1591-1594]
CH-Bu Ms. F.X.11 [1575]

CH-Fcu (Switzerland: Fribourg, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire)

CH-Fcu Cap. Rés. 527 [1513?-1519]

CH-SAM (Switzerland: Samedan, Biblioteca Chesa Planta, Fundaziun Planta)

CH-SAM Ms. M 2 [c1550]
CH-SAM Ms. M 1 [1563]

CZ-Bsa (Czech Republic: Brno, Státní oblastní archiv)

CZ-Bsa Ms. G 10,1400 [c1575]

CZ-JIa (Czech Republic: Jindřichův Hradec, Státní oblastní archiv v Třeboni, pobočka Jindřichův Hradec)

CZ-JIa Zachariaš of Hradec MS [c1589] [LOST; CZ-Pnm?]

D-B (Germany: Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung)

D-B Antiquariat Leo Liepmannssohn Ms. Katalog 223, Nr. 67 [end of the 16th century] [LOST]
D-B Mus. ant. pract. O.60 [1580] [LOST]
D-B Mus. ant.theor. F 100 [c1529- ]
D-B Mus. ms. 40588 [1552]
D-B Mus. ms. 40632 [1565-1570]

D-Dl (Germany: Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek- Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden, Musikabteilung)

D-Dl Ms. J. 307m [end of the 16th century]
D-Dl Ms. Mus. J.307 [1592-1605] [LOST]

D-DEl (German: Dessau, Anhaltische Landesbücherei, Abteilung Sondersammlungen)

D-DEl Ms. BB 12150 [1580]

D-KA (Germany: Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, Musikabteilung)

D-KA Mus. Bd. A.678 [1596-1605]

D-KNh (Germany: Köln [Cologne] Hochschule für Musik, Bibliothek)

D-KNh R 242 [end of the 16th century/beginning of the 17th century]

D-KNs (Germany: Köln [Cologne], Kölnisches Stadtmuseum)

D-KNs Ms. without Sign. [1578]

D-Lr (Germany: Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei und Stadtarchiv der Stadt Lüneburg, Musikabteilung)

D-Lr Ms. Mus. ant. pract. 1196 [1540-1549]

D-LE Antiquariat C.G. Boerner (Germany: Leipzig, [private collection])

D-LE Antiquariat C.G. Boerner Ms. Katalog 27, Seite 29 [1580] [LOST]

D-LEm (Germany: Leipzig, Städtische Bibliotheken, Musikbibliothek)

D-LEm Ms. II.2.45 [1569-1593]
D-LEm Ms. II.6.7 [c1550]
D-LEm Ms. I.II.104 [1585-1600]

D-Mbs (Germany: München [Munich], Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Musikabteilung)

D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 266 [1536-1570]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 267 [c1550]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 268 [c1550]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 269 [c1550]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 270 [1540-1550]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 271 [c1550]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 272 [1549-1560]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 1511a [c1565]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 1511b [c1550]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 1511c [1555-1580]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 1511d [c1550]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 1512 [1533-1550]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 1627 [1550-1580]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 2986 [c1565]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 2987 [1550-1575]
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 9516 [1550-1600]

D-Mu (Germany: München [Munich], Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Universitätsbibliothek)

D-Mu 4° Art. 206 [c1550]
D-Mu 4° cod. ms. 718 [1523-1524]

D-Sl (Germany: Stuttgart: Württembergische Landesbibliothek)

D-Sl G.I.4 [1580-1595]

D-Us (Germany: Ulm, Stadtbibliothek)

D-Us Ms. 131b [c1556]

D-W (Germany: Wolftenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Musikabteilung)

D-W Druck 5 (2). Mus. fol. (suppl. ms.) [c1575]

D-Z (Germany: Zwickau, Ratsschulbibliothek)

D-Z Ms. CXV, 3 [1590-1600]

E-Mn (Spain: Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional)

E-Mn Ms. 6001 [1593]
E-Mn R/14018 [1554 or after]
E-Mn R/14630 [1554 or after]

E-SIM (Spain: Simancas, Archivo General)

E-SIM Casa y Sitios Reales, Legajo 394, folio 130, Leaf A [after 1580]
E-SIM Casa y Sitios Reales, Legajo 394, folio 130, Leaf B [c1564]

F-B (France: Besançon, Bibliothèque municipale)

F-B 247.975 [1545]

F-LYm (France: Lyon, Bibliothèque municipale)

F-LYm Ms. 6244 [end of the 16th century/beginning of the 17th century]

F-Pm (France: Paris, Bibliothèque Mazarine)

F-Pm Ms. Rés. 44.108 [1560]

F-Pn (France: Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département de la Musique)

F-Pn Ms. Français 9152 [1583-1587]
F-Pn Rés. 429 [c1560]
F-Pn Rés. 1109 [c1580]
F-Pn Rés. Vmb 65 [1580]
F-Pn Rés. Vmd 27 [1501-1510]
F-Pn Rés. Vmf ms. 50 [1590-1610]

F-VAL (France: Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale)

F-VAL Ms. 429 [1586-1602]

F-VE (France: Vesoul, Bibliothèque municipale)

F-VE Ms. 698 [c1598]
F-VE Ms. 711 [c1598] [LOST]

GB-AB (United Kingdom: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales)

GB-AB Ms. 27 [1595-1600]

GB-Cu (United Kingdom: Cambridge, University Library)

GB-Cu Ms. Additional 2764 (2) [1585-1590]
GB-Cu Ms. Additional 8844 [1590-1600]
GB-Cu Ms. Dd.2.11 [1595-1600]
GB-Cu Ms. Dd.3.18 [1595]

GB-En (United Kingdom: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland)

GB-En Ms. K.33.b [1580]

GB-Eu (United Kingdom: Edinburgh, University Library, Special Collections Department)

GB-Eu Ms. Dc.5.125 [1590-1605]

GB-Evesham (United Kingdom: Evesham, Cathedral Library [not in RISM])

GB-Evesham, Almonry Museum "Alcetur Bible" [1537-1540]

GB-HAdolmetsch (United Kingdom: Haslemere, Carl Dolmetsch Library)

GB-HAdolmetsch Ms. II.C.23 [1590-1640]

GB-Lam (United Kingdom: London, Royal Academy of Music, Library)

GB-Lam MS 601 [1597-1600]

GB-Lbl (United Kingdom: London, The British Library)

GB-Lbl C.48.h.1 [c1520]
GB-Lbl Ms. Additional 30513 [middle of the 16th century]
GB-Lbl Ms. Additional 31389 [c1520]
GB-Lbl Ms. Additional 31392 [end of the 16th century]
GB-Lbl Ms. Additional 31992 [1585-1590]
GB-Lbl Ms. Additional 41498 [1590]
GB-Lbl Ms. Additional 60577 [c1550]
GB-Lbl Ms. Collection Hirsch M 1353 [1595-1600]
GB-Lbl Ms. Royal Appendix 58 [middle of the 16th century]
GB-Lbl Ms. Stowe 389 [1558-1560]

GB-Lcm (United Kingdom: London, Royal College of Music Library)

GB-Lcm Ms. 2089 [1580-1590]

GB-NO (United Kingdom: Nottingham, University of Nottingham, Music Library)

GB-NO Ms. Mi LM 16 [1585-1595]

GB-Ob (United Kingdom: Oxford, Bodleian Library)

GB-Ob Ms. 340 [1590-1600]
GB-Ob Ms. Top. gen. c. 90 [c1590]
GB-Ob Mus. Sch. D.237 [end of the 16th century]

GB-Och (United Kingdom: Oxford, Christ Church Library )

GB-Och Mus. 1280 [1580]

GB-Y (United Kingdom: York, Minster Library)

GB-Y MS M 91 (S) [c1580]

H-Ba (Hungary: Budapest, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Könyvtára)

H-Ba K 53/II [1564-1602]

I-Bu (Italy: Bologna, Biblioteca Universitaria)

I-Bu MS 177/IV [1585-1600]
I-Bu MS 596. HH. 2 [c1500?-1560]

I-BDGchilesotti (Italy: Bassano del Grappa, Biblioteca Archivio Museo [Biblioteca Civica])

I-BDG Ms. ohne Signatur [end of the 16th century]

I-Fc (Italy: Firenze [Florence], Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini, Biblioteca)

I-Fc Sig. F. III. 10431 [1575]

I-Fn (Italy: Firenze [Florence], Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale)

I-Fn Ms. Fondo Antonio di Galileo 6 [1584-1587]
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Banco Rari 62 [end of the 16th century]
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Magliabechiano, XIX, codice 30 [1595-1625]
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Magliabechiano, XIX, codice 31 [1590-1600]
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Magliabechiano, XIX, codice 137 [end of the 16th century]
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Magliabechiano, XIX, codice 168 [1582-1585]
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Magliabechiano, XIX, codice 179 [end of the 16th century]
I-Fn Ms. Landau-Finaly Mus. 2 [1570-1575]

I-Gu (Italy: Genova, Biblioteca Universitaria)

I-Gu Ms. F.VII.1 [1580-1595]

I-Lg (Italy: Lucca, Biblioteca Statale [ex Governativa])

I-Lg Ms. 774 [1570-1580]

I-MOe (Italy: Modena, Biblioteca Estense)

I-MOe Ms. C 311 [1574]

I-PESo (Italy: Pesaro, Biblioteca Comunale Oliveriana)

I-PESo MS Pesaro 1144 [1490-1511]

I-Ra (Italy: Roma [Rome], Biblioteca Angelica)

I-Ra Ms. Mus. 1608 [1590-1615]

I-SGc (Italy: San Gimignano, Biblioteca Comunale)

I-SGc Fondo San Martino Ms. 31 [1584-1590]

I-Tn (Italy: Torino [Turin], Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria)

I-Tn Riserva musica IV, 43/2 [1590-1605]

I-Vnm (Italy: Venezia [Venice], Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)

I-Vnm Lat. 336, coll. 1581, fol. 1 [1500?]

I-VEaf (Italy: Verona, Accademia Filarmonica, Biblioteca e Archivio)

I-VEaf Ms. No. 223 [middle of the 16th century]

IRL-Dm (Ireland: Dublin, Archbishop Marsh's Library)

IRL-Dm Ms. Z. 3.2.13 [1580-1600]

IRL-Dtc (Ireland: Dublin, Trinity College Library)

IRL-Dtc Ms. 408/1 [olim D. 1.21] [1590-1610]
IRL-Dtc Ms. 410/1 [olim D. 3.30] [1583-1590]

NL-At (Netherlands: Amsterdam, Toonkunst-Bibliotheek, Wetenschappelijke Afdeling)

NL-At Ms. 208. A. 27 [1580]

NL-DHnmi (Netherlands: Den Haag [the Hague], Nederlands Muziek Instituut)

NL-DHnmi Ms. 20.860 [1560-1570]
NL-DHnmi Ms.33.C.30 [1550-1560]

NL-Lu (Netherlands: Leiden, Universiteit, Bibliotheek)

NL-Lu Ms. Thysius 1666 [1595-1620]

PL-Elblag (Poland: Elblag, Biblioteka Publiczna)

PL-Elblag Biblioteka Publiczna Ms. without Sign. [1597-1609] [LOST]

PL-Kj (Poland: Kraków [Krakow], Biblioteka Jagiellonska)

PL-Kj Mus. ant. pract. J.150 [c1580]
PL-Kj Mus. ant. pract. W.510 [1563-1570]
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40032 [c1580-1626?]
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40143 [1594-1603]
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40154 [c1520]
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40161 [c1580]
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40163 [1590-1620]
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40583 [1580-1585]
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40598 [1570-1583]

PL-Sorau (Poland: Sorau [Zary], Bibliothek der Marienkirche Unsere Lieben Frauen)

PL-Sorau Druck Sign. Nr. 538 [1565-1570] [LOST]

PL-Tm (Poland: Toruń [Thorn], Ksiaznica Miejska im. M. Kopernika)

PL-Tm Ms. J 4° 342 - 102682 [1590]

PL-WRk (Poland: Wrocław [Breslau], Biblioteka Kapitulna)

PL-WRk Ms. 352 [1538-1544]

RUS-KA (Russia: Kaliningrad [Königsberg], Oblastnaja universal'naja naucnaja biblioteka)

RUS-KA Geheimes Staatsarchiv Ms. Et. Min. 126e [1536] [LOST]
RUS-KA Stadtbibliothek Ms. Gen.2.150 [1550-1552] [LOST]

S-Sk (Sweden: Stockholm, Kungl. biblioteket)

S-Sk Ms. S. 226 [1544-1560]

S-Skma (Sweden: Stockholm, Statens musikbibliotek)

S-Skma Sackska samlingen Tabulaturbok "Tabulaturbok" [end of the 16th century]

S-Uu (Sweden: Uppsala, Universitetsbiblioteket)

S-Uu Ms. Instr. musik i h. 76:b [1560-1580]
S-Uu Ms. Instr. musik i h. 76:c [1560-1580]
S-Uu Ms. Instr. musik i h. 412 [1560-1580]
S-Uu Ms. Vokalmusik i handskrift 87 [1560-1580]

UA-LVu (Ukraine: L'viv [Lemberg], Naukowa Biblioteka L'wiws'koho nacional'noho uniwersytetu im. Ivana Franka)

UA-LVu Ms. 1400/I [1555-1580]

US-Cn (United States of America: Chicago, Ill., Newberry Library)

US-Cn Case MS VM C. 25 [1517-1520]
US-Cn Case MS VM.1734.5.G.37 [1570-1585]

US-NH (United States of America: New Haven, Conn., Yale University, Music Library)

US-NH Rare Ma 21, W632 [1575-1595]

US-NHub (United States of America: New Haven, Conn., Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

US-NHub Music Ms. 13 [1575-1580]

US-OAm (United States of America: Oakland, Cal., Mills College, Margaret Prall Music Library)

US-OAm Ms. Parton [1583-1590]

US-R (United States of America: Rochester, N.Y., Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester)

US-R Ms. Vault M140 .F398 [end of the 16th century]

US-Wc (U.S.A.: Washington, D.C., Library of Congress, Music Division)

US-Wc MT 640 .N3 [1536- ]

US-Ws (United States of America: Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library)

US-Ws Ms. V. a. 159 [1565-1595]
US-Ws Ms. V. b. 280 [1595-1610]

V-CVbav (Città del Vaticano [Vatican City], Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana)

V-CVbav Chigi L. VI. 200 [1599]