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English anthems in score, c 1714

MS. Tenbury 1503

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The front cover is endorsed 'John Phipps/ His Score Book / January the 6 1714:15'. The volume carries foliation which appears to be that of the original scribe, but this begins at 10, showing that nine earlier leaves are now lost. As the numbers are unsatisfactory in other ways, the volume has been re-foliated. Some later owner than the original scribe has pasted a list of contents inside the front cover (taking account of nothing preceding original fol. 10), endorsing this 'Book No. 10', and he has identified some of the composers. Some items are incomplete and a few are heavily corrected. Long stretches of the organ bass are wanting.
  1. (fols. 1-4) I will sing a new song. Michael Wise
  2. (fols. 4v-7) I will magnify thee. William Tucker (?)
  3. (fols. 7v-11v) O Lord, grant the king a long life. Henry Purcell
  4. (fols. 12-16) Awake, put on thy strength. Michael Wise
  5. (fols. 16v-24) Praise the Lord O my soul, O Lord my God. William Croft
  6. (fols. 24v-27) Behold, thou heat made ay days. Orlando Gibbons
  7. (fols. 27v-31) The kings of Tharsis. John Blow
  8. (fols. 31v-36v) O Lord my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Pelham Humfrey
  9. (fols. 37-40v) Above the stars. Robert Parsons (?)
  10. (fols. 41-45v) O Lord, I have sinned. John Blow
  11. (fols. 46-54) I am well pleased. Aldrich, from Carissimi
  12. (fols. 54v-60) Thy word is a lantern. Henry Purcell
  13. (fols. 60v-65) Lord, how are they increased. John Blow
  14. (fols. 65v-71v) Sing unto the Lord. Orlando Gibbons
  15. (fols. 72) I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live (incomplete). William Croft
  16. (fols. 72v-77) My song shall be alway. Henry Purcell
  17. (fols. 77v-85v) Blessed is the people. William Croft
  18. (fols. 86-91) Praise the Lord, O ye his servants. Anon.
  19. (fols. 91v-92) O Sing unto God and sing praises (incomplete). John Blow
  20. (fols. 92v-98) O sing unto God and sing praises. Blow
  21. (fols. 98v-103) Behold, I bring you glad tidings. Henry Purcell
  22. (fols. 103v-111v) God is our hope and strength (verse setting in C). John Blow
  23. (fols. 112-119v) O give thanks. Henry Purcell
  24. (fols. 120-123v) I was glad. Henry Purcell
  25. (fols. 124-127v) Hear, O heavens. Pelham Humfrey
  26. (fols. 128-131v) Lord, teach us to number our days. Pelham Humfrey
  27. (fols. 132-137) We will rejoice in thy salvation. John Blow
  28. (fols. 137v-141v) Like as the hart. Pelham Humfrey
  29. (fols. 142-146) Haste thee, O Lord (recte God). Pelham Humfrey
  30. (fols. 146v-149) O be joyful in the Lord. Pelham Humfrey
  31. (fols. 149v-153) Lift up your heads. Anon.
  32. (fols. 153-156v) God is our hope and strength. --Godfrey
  33. (fols. 157-161) O clap your hands. William Croft
  34. (fols. 161v-164v) This is the day. Anon.
  35. (fols. 165-169v) Have mercy upon me, O God. Pelham Humfrey


  • c 1714


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Tenbury 1503

Custodial History

Bookplate of W. H. Cummings inside back cover.


12 1/2 × 7 3/4 inches

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom