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11764.  Ecclesiasticus Oft de wijse sproken Iesu des soons Syrach; Nu
eerstmael deurdeelt ende ghestelt in Liedekens, op bequame in ghemeyne
voisen, naer wtwijsen der musijck-note daer by gheuoecht, deur Ia[n]
Fruytiers.  Niet alleen seer stichtelijck, nut ende profitelyck voor
alle[n] Christen menschen, die na wysheyt ende deucht staen:  Maer oock
seer plaisant ende ghenoechlijck om de diuersiteyten der materien.  Met
een Tafel inhoudende d'beghinsel van elck Liedt wijse ende de materie
daer inne begrepen.  Insghelycx een Register vande slot- reden ende
voornaemste oft principaelste sententien des gheheelen boecks. [device] 
Ghedruct tot Antwerpen opde Camerpoortbrugghe, inden gulden Enghel, by
Willem Silvius, drucker der Con. Mat.  1565.  Met Priuilegie voor ses
Jaren. (Antwerp: Silvius, Guillaume; 1565).  Roman? Reformed? usage.
     In 8vo.  215, [25] pages.
     Contains 116 Dutch strophic songs, often in bar form, each with a tune
in mensural notation.  Each tune is introduced by a sentence such as
"Het xxxv Liedeken op de vvise van l'homme arme een dans, oft Tot my soo
vvilt v keeren." (page 95).  That tune, however, is not the one made
famous by Mass composers. Most tunes are identified as Dutch sacred and
secular songs, and a few are identified as dances.  Also contains a
preface, "Ian Fruytiers wenscht den Leser salicheyt."  The book
concludes with an index of songs alphabetized by text as well as a
topical index.  Scheurleer Ecclesiasticus is a facsimile edition with an
informative preface that identifies tunes, showing that many of them
derived from the Souterliedekens, Marot, or Utenhove.
     The prefatory matter seems to be ecumenical, and Catholic usage is
suggested by the book's listing in Bib. Catholica Neerlandica.  However,
an inscription in the Boston PL copy, apparently post-Renaissance,
indicates that the book was suspected of Protestant sentiments, "Liber
prohibitiis per Ducem Albanium, vid. Append. Belgica ad cata. Lib.
prohibitor.  Anni 1570. pag. 95". Such suspicion is hardly surprising in
light of tunes by Marot, Utenhove, and also "Ein feste Burg."  Printer's
device on titlepage (Angel with book in her left hand and scythe in her
right) contains the motto: Scrutamini.
     The Boston PL copy (160 x 45) collates A-P in 8s, signed $5 (-A1).  It
is protected by a modern binding of parchment on wood.
     One of the Brussels BR copies measures 127 in height.
     Citations:  Belgica 1541-1600 I: 1190. Bib. Catholica Neerlandia 2938.
Le Long Cat. 8vo.: 1434. *Fontes hymnodiae p. 16. Goovaerts 172.
Scheurleer p. 12,2. Scheurleer Ecclesiasticus. Wieder LXIII.
     Locations:  Amsterdam AW  G 302.//Ann Arbor UMGL (**, facsimile
edition), BS 1765 .D8 F94.//Antwerp MPM  R 50-5.//Antwerp Sb  F
15568.//Boston PL (**, complete) M.Cab.2.47.//Brussels BR (3 copies) LP
2972 A; Fetis 1466 A LP; & II 13.217 A LP.//Ghent Ub  Res. 539.//The
Hague KB  1 B 24; 299 L 25.//Harlem Sb 86 C 11.//Leiden MNL  1497 F
2.//Leiden BU  1368 F 8.//Utrecht Ub  D oct. 202 (Rariora).

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