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Not gonna lie, I don't know what these mean. But they were with Elgar Howarth's manuscript for "Fanfare Stadt Luzern" for the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, so they must mean something. Right? Also no idea of the dates as the items are undated.

Ref: PJBE/4/Howarth

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As an unconditional fan of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, I'm passionate about discovering everything to do with this group. For several years now I've been researching on the net to find elements that will increase my knowledge of what will remain the best brass band even after its demise.
The comments below are my own, and of my own reflection.

If I can help you with Mr Howarth's notes;
The first image contains musical modes ( scales ) such as: hypodorian, Dorian, Lydian, phrygian, ionic ( Ionian ), Aeolian.
It takes a long time to explain, but it's very interesting. So I invite you to visit the net and see the complete definitions.

The names ( on the left ) of Primi Toni, Quarti Toni, Octavi Toni, Noni Toni must be related to the works and related modes ( following columns ).
Then the last two columns are perhaps related to the tonality and the writing key of the different voices.
The second image should be a commentary on the number 12 in photo 1.”
21 Apr 2024
“The third photo shows some pieces by Giovanni Gabrieli from his Sacred Symphonies composed in 1615.
Musica Rara (which has now been bought out) was an edition where all Gabrieli's Canzons and Sonatas, which only featured brass instruments, were published.
Mr Howarth must have numbered the works for a project and indicated the number of voices and instrumentation required.

As for the third photo, it's a manuscript by Mr Howarth of one of his fabulous fanfares, which only he knows the secret of.

There you have it, I hope I've given you some guidance.

Greetings from Switzerland
Christian Rudaz”
21 Apr 2024
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