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A collection of cantatas, in score, mid-18th cent.

MS. Tenbury 972

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  1. (fol. 1) Who'll buy a heart. John Stanley
  2. (fol. 4v) Aloft and near her highest noon. John Stanley
  3. (fol. 6v) Cymon a rough unpolished swain. John Stanley
  4. (fol. 10v) Alas my Julia, now no more. John Stanley
  5. (fol. 16) Cease Eugenio thus to gaze. John Stanley
  6. (fol. 19) In vain I try my every art ('The Chaplet'). William Boyce
  7. (fol. 20) Balmy sweetness ever flowing. William Boyce
  8. (fol. 21v) Beneath this sad and silent gloom (recit and aria from 'Lydia'). Thomas Arne
  9. (fol. 22v) The festive board was met (4 movements from 'The School of Anacreon'). Thomas Arne
  10. (fol. 25v) Wander, Lydia (from 'Lydia'). Thomas Arne
  11. (fol. 26v) Who quits the lilly's fleecy white (from 'Solomon'). William Boyce
Items 1-5 are from Stanley's 'Six cantatas' op. 8 (1748). Items 2 and 5 are incomplete.

Except for item 1, the scribe is the main copyist of MS. Tenbury 752.


  • mid-18th cent.


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Tenbury 972


11 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom