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A collection of madrigals, sacred and instrumental music, early 17th cent. - mid-18th cent.

MSS. Tenbury 1005-1014

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MS. Tenbury 1005: A collection of Italian madrigals in score, early 17th cent. Some are without words beyond the opening phrase. The manuscript is in the hand of Stephen Bing.
  1. (fol. 1) Ah dolente partita. C. Monteverde [Monteverdi]
  2. (fol. 1v) Cor mio mentre. C. Monteverde [Monteverdi]
  3. (fol. 2) Sfogava con le stelle. C. Monteverde [Monteverdi]
  4. (fol. 2v) Cor mio non mori [incomplete]. C. Monteverde [Monteverdi]
  5. (fol. 3) Andianne à gli'horti [incomplete]. [L. Marenzio?]
  6. (fol. 4v) [Ohimè dov’è il mio ben? - incomplete] [Bernardi]
  7. (fol. 5v) O primo vero. Stefano Bernardi
  8. (fol. 7) Se mi nieghi il conforto. Stefano Bernardi
  9. (fol. 8) Lieti fiori e felici. Stefano Bernardi
  10. (fol. 9v) Pur venisti cor mio. Stefano Bernardi
  11. (fol. 10v) Quel Rosignuol. [Bernardi]
  12. (fol. 12) Poi che si nega fede. [Bernardi]
  13. (fol. 13v) Fusti amante. [Bernardi]
  14. (fol. 14) Lasso ch'io ardo. [Bernardi]
  15. (fol. 16) Dunque esser può. [Bernardi]
MS. Tenbury 1006: Concerto in B minor for strings. W. Wedeman [Wedemann], mid-18th cent. In the composer's hand. Full score

MS. Tenbury 1007: Music by R. Creybton, mid-18th cent.
  1. Morning, Communion and Evening service in E flat. R. Creyghton [Creighton]
  2. Morning, Communion and Evening service in C. R. Creyghton [Creighton]
  3. I will arise. R. Creyghton [Creighton]
MS. Tenbury 1008: God spake some time in visions. 'An anthem compos'd for the Coronation of King James the 2nd : in the year 1685' by John Blow. In the composer's hand.

MS. Tenbury 1009: A collection of English and Italian madrigals in score, c 1610. The words are written out in full at the top of the page, but only the initial words of each phrase are given with the music. In the hand of Stephen Bing.
  1. (fol. 1) You sylvan Nymphs. Anon.
  2. (fol. 1v) Fall down abundant tears. Anon.
  3. (fol. 2) Whilst Daphne with a heart. Anon.
  4. (fol. 2v) Steal on mine eyes. Anon.
  5. (fol. 3) Il sol qual hor. Gesualdo
  6. (fol. 3v) Volgi mia luce. Gesualdo
  7. (fol. 4) Phillis and her Amyntas. Anon.
  8. (fol. 4v) Come gentle spring-tide. Anon.
  9. (fol. 5) Donna se m'ancidete. Gesualdo
  10. (fol. 5v) Phillis beholding heaven. Anon.
  11. (fol. 6) Thirsis away, Doras away. Anon.
  12. (fol. 7) Alas why dost thou fly? Anon.
  13. (fol. 7v) Say love where thy abiding. Anon.
  14. (fol. 8) Awake thou best of kings. Anon.
  15. (fol. 8v) This babe was like Minerva. Anon.
  16. (fol. 9) Donna mentre vi miro. Anon. [Dering]
  17. (fol. 10v) Occhi ch'a la mia vita. Anon. [Bernardi]
  18. (fol. 11v) Lacrimosa pietà. S. Barnabei [Bernardi]
  19. (fol. 13v) Piangete occhi miei. S. Barnabei [Bernardi]
MS. Tenbury 1010: With notes that are both loud and sweet, for 2 voices and bass. George Jeffreys, late 17th cent. In the composer's hand.

MS. Tenbury 1011: Three sonatas (Nos. 9, 1 and 3) [Z. 798, 790 and 791] for 2 violins, bass and continuo. H. Purcell, c 1700. In the hand of George Jeffreys.

MS. Tenbury 1012: Madrigals by Giovanni Rovetta for 4 voices and basso continuo, late 17th cent. In the hand of George Jeffreys.
  1. Udite amanti
  2. Credetel voi che
  3. Anime Pellegrine
MS. Tenbury 1013: Messa a 4 voci (Primo libo de Motetti). Alessandro Grandi, mid-17th cent. In the hand of George Jeffreys.

MS. Tenbury 1014: Italian music by unnamed composers, c 1700.
  1. Io mi sento morir, 2 voices and bass (from Madrigali concertati, Lib. I, op. 2, 1629). Giovanni Rovetta
  2. Versan quest'occhi pianto, 2 voices and bass. Anon.
  3. Hic est vera fratemitas, 3 voices and bass. Anon.


  • early 17th cent. - mid-18th cent.


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MSS. Tenbury 1005-1014


  • For MSS. Tenbury 1005, 1009, 1012, 1013 and 1014, see: Jonathan P. Wainwright, ‘George Jeffreys' copies of Italian music’, Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle , 23 (1990), pp. 109–124.


16 x 12 1/2 inches obl.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom