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A collection of anthems, early 18th cent. - mid-18th cent.

MSS. Tenbury 894-897

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MS. Tenbury 894: The earth is the Lord's. W. Croft, early 18th cent. Full score

MS. Tenbury 895: I waited patiently (composed 1713). W. Croft [and] O sing unto the Lord. G. B. Bassani, mid-18th cent.

MS. Tenbury 896: Arise, shine, O daughter of Zion. G. Holms, early 18th cent. 'Said to have been set upon the union of the two kingdoms'. Probably in the composer's hand. Full score

MS. Tenbury 897: When Israel came out of Egypt. John Blow [and] O praise ye the Lord. W. Croft, early 18th cent. The first of the two anthems is stated by William Hawes (on fol. 1) to be probably in the composer's own hand, and the second is similarly stated on fol. 14 to be in Croft's hand, but neither assertion is correct. According to Donald Burrows, the second anthem is in the hand of James Kent and was written between 1715 and 1720. Both in full score


  • early 18th cent. - mid-18th cent.


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MSS. Tenbury 894-897

Custodial History

This manuscript formerly belonged to William Hawes, and before him to Robert Smith and Simon Child.


11 3/4 x 9 3/8 inches

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom