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A set of seven part-books (Medius Cantoris, Contratenor Decani and Cantoris, Tenor Decani and Cantoris, Bassus Decani and Cantoris), c 1715

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Containing anthems, full and verse; the full anthems are in a separate section at the reverse end of the books. The medius Decani book is missing from the set.

The folio numbers for individual items are indicated by Arabic numerals and the part-books are in Roman numerals: Medius Cantoris - i, Contratenor Decani - ii, Contratenor Cantoris - iii, Tenor Decani - iv, Tenor Cantoris - v, Bassus Decani - vi and Bassus Cantoris - vii.

(a.) Verse anthems:
  1. Except the Lord build. J. J. Harris. i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, 1
  2. Praise the Lord. W. Croft. i, ii, iii, vii, 1. iv, vi, 2
  3. O sing unto the Lord. W. Croft. i, iii, v, vii, 2. ii, 3. iv, vi, 4
  4. The days of man. J. Blow. i, iii, vii, 2. i v, 14. v, 5. vi, 11
  5. I will magnify thee. W. Croft. i, 3. ii, iii, 4. iv, 7. vi, vii, 6
  6. Thy righteousness O God. J. Blow. i, 4. ii, vii, 7. iii, 5. iv, 10. v, vi, 9
  7. O give thanks. J. Blow. i, vii, 4. iii, 3. iv, 12. v, 7. vi, 10
  8. Awake utter a song. J. Blow. i, 5. v, 12. vii, 9. iii, 13 (rev. end)
  9. I will give thanks. W. Croft. i, 6. iv, v, 16. vi, 13
  10. Plead thou my cause. W. Turner. i, iii, 6. v, 17. vii, 12
  11. The Lord is my light. W. Croft. i, 7. iii, 10. iv, 22. vi, 21
  12. The Lord hath prepared. W. King. i, 8. iii, 12. v, 24. vii, 19
  13. God is our hope. J. Blow. i, 8. ii, 19. iv, 23. vi, 24. vii, 20
  14. This is the day. J. Clark [Clarke]. i, 9. iii, 14. iv, 23. vii, 22
  15. Hear the right. W. Turner. i, 10. iii, 18. v, vii. 26
  16. Judge me O Lord. W. Turner. i, 10. ii, 24. hi. 21. iv, 27. v, 29. vii, 28
  17. Behold how good. T. Tudway. i, 11. ii, 24. iv, 26. vi, 28
  18. O Lord the very heavens. W. Turner. i, 11. ii, iv, 29. iii, 23. v, vi, 32. vii, 30
  19. Blessed is the people. W. Croft. i, 12. iii, 24. v, 33. vii, 34
  20. I waited patiently. W. Croft. i, 13. ii, 33. iii, 29. v, 36. vii, 37
  21. Lord what love have I. W. Croft. i, 14. iii, 28. v, 33. vi, vii, 36
  22. In the Lord put I. Handel. i, 16. v, 37. vii, 39
  23. The Lord hath appeared. W. Croft. iii, 8. v, 19. vi, 16. vii, 14
  24. I beheld and lo. J. Blow. ii, 12. v, 21. vi, 17. vii, 16
  25. Lord thou art become. J. Church. iv, 20. v, 23. vii, 17
  26. O Lord we gat not. J. Clark [Clarke]. ii, 20. iii, 16. iv, vii, 24
  27. And I heard a great voice. J. Blow. ii, 31. iv, 32. vi, 34. vii, 34
  28. O Lord God of my salvation. W. Croft. ii, iv, 30. vi, 33
  29. O God thou art my God. J. Walters. ii, 22. iv, 25. vi, 26
  30. Hear my crying. W. Croft. ii, 8. iv, 14. vi, 11
  31. O sing unto the Lord. J. Isham. iv, 20. vi, 19. iv, 14
(b.) Full anthems:
  1. Praise the Lord O my soul. J. Blow. i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, 1
  2. Be merciful unto me. J. Blow. i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, 2
  3. Lord thou knowest. J. Blow. i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, 2
  4. Lord thou art become. J. Blow. i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, 3
  5. I will praise the name. J. Blow. i, iii, v, 3. ii, iv, vi, vii, 4
  6. Thy hands have made me. J. Blow. i, iii, v, vii, 4. ii, iv, vi, 5
  7. O praise the Lord of heaven. J. Blow. i, iii, v, vii, 3. ii, iv, vi, 6
  8. Bow down thine ear. J. Blow. i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, 6
  9. In the time of trouble. J. Blow. i, iii, v, vii, 6. ii, iv, vi, 7
  10. Praise the Lord ye servants. J. Blow. i, iii, v, vii, 7. ii, iv, vi, 8
  11. My days are gone. J. Blow. i, iii, v, vii, 7. ii, iv, vi, 8
  12. O God my heart is ready. J. Blow. i, iii, v, vii, 8, ii, iv, vi, 9
  13. Put me not to rebuke. J. Blow. i, iii, v, 8. ii, iv, 10. vi, vii, 9
  14. Teach me thy way. J. Blow. i, iii, v, 9. ii, iv, vi, vii, 10
  15. Hear me O God. J. Goldwin. i, iii, v, vii, 10. ii, iv, vi, 11
  16. O Lord God of hosts. J. Goldwin. i, iii, v, vi, vii. 11. ii, iv, 12
  17. Righteous art thou. J. Church. ii, 13. iii, iv, vi, vii, 12
  18. Sanctus and gloria. W. Croft. ii, 14. iv, vi, 13
  19. O Lord rebuke me not. W. Croft. i, v, 12. ii, 15. iv, vi, 14
  20. I have set God. J. Goldwin. i, v, vii, 13. ii, iv, 16. iii. vi, 15
  21. Hear my prayer. W. Croft. i, iv, v, vii, 14. ii, iii, 17. vi, 16
  22. We will rejoice. W. Croft. ii, iv, 18. vi, 17
  23. O Lord grant the king. W. Croft. ii, iv, 20. vi, 19. vii, 15
  24. Hear my crying. J. Weldon. i, 16. ii, 22. iii, 18. iv, 21. v, 15. vi, 20. vii, 17
  25. In thee O Lord. J. Weldon. i, vii, 18. ii, iv, vi, 23. iii, 20. v, 17
  26. I will exalt thee. C. Tye. i, 19. ii, 25. iii, vi, 22. iv, 24. v, 18. vii, 20
  27. Save me O God. J. Blow. ii, 26. iii, vi, 24. iv, 25. v, 19. vii, 21
  28. I will sing unto the Lord. H. Purcell. i, v, 20. ii, 27. iii, 23. iv, 26. vi, 25. vii, 22
  29. O pray for the peace. C. King. i, v, 21. ii, 28. iii, 25. iv, 27. vi, 26. vii, 23
  30. Sing merrily unto God. Anon. i, 22. ii, 29. vi, 27
  31. Teach us O Lord. H. Skeats. i, 24. ii, vii, 31. iii, 26. iv, 30. v, 22. vi, 34
  32. Come unto me. H. Sheats. i, 26. ii, 33. iii, 27. iv, vii, 32. v, 23. vi, 36
In the hand of John Gostling, with later additions at the end of each book.

Dates

  • c 1715

Extent

1 box (7 part-books)

Shelfmark

MSS. Tenbury 797-803

Custodial History

This set of books belonged in the 18th century to William Gostling, the owner of the Batten organ-book (MS. Tenbury 791) and of the well-known set of part-books at York Minster, as well as other important manuscripts. Subsequent owners were Highmore Skeat, who added two anthems of his own in his own hand, W. J. Porter in 1809, and Joseph Warren.

Dimensions

10 3/4 x 8 inches

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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