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Three part books (Contratenor, Tenor, Bassus) of English church music, late 17th cent.

MS. Tenbury 1505

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  1. (fols. 1-2v, 1-2, 1-2) Thy word is a lantern. Henry Purcell
  2. (fols. 3-4, 3v-4v, 3v-4v) Have mercy upon me, O God. Pelham Humfrey
  3. (fols. 5-6, 5-6, 5-6) Rejoice in the Lord alway. Henry Purcell
  4. (fols. 6v-7, 2v-3, 2v-3) Hear, O heavens. Pelham Humfrey
  5. (fols. 9-11, 6v-8, 6v-8) God sheweth me his goodness. Here ascribed to H. Purcell, but to Norris in the British Library Add. MS. 31445
  6. (fols. 11v-13, 8v-10, 8v-9v) I was glad. Henry Purcell
  7. (fols. 13v-16, 10v-12, 10-12) O give thanks. Henry Purcell
  8. (fols. 16v-18, 12v-14, 12v-14) Behold, how good and joyful. James Hawkins
  9. (fols. 18v-20v, 14v-16, 14v-15v) Blessed is he that considereth. Henry Purcell
  10. (fols. 21-23v, 16v-19, 16-17v) My heart rejoiceth. Here ascribed to H. Purcell, but to Norris in BL Add. MS. 31445
  11. (fols. 24-25, 19v-21v, 20-22) Lo, I heard a great voice. John Blow
  12. (fols. 25v-27v, 22-23, 18-29v) O sing unto God, and sing praises. John Blow


  • late 17th cent.


1 box (3 part-books)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Tenbury 1505

Custodial History

A loose fly-leaf to the Contratenor part bears a recent endorsement in the hand of Kenneth Mummery: 'Sold at Vaughan's Sale 27 June 1843'.


10 × 7 1/2 inches obl.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom