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Counter-Tenor part-book of Services (front) and Anthems (back, volume reversed), both indexed, mid-18th cent.

MS. Mus. d. 159

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Much of the music present here is the same as that in the later section of MS. Mus. d. 164, and all of it is found in the other quarto books. Copied mid-18th cent. by various hands: fol. 54 rev. was written before W. Hayes became D. Mus. (1749) by the first hand of MS. Mus. c. 50, who on fol. 43v rev. wrote 'Mr' corrected to 'Dr' Boyce, and on fol. 40 rev. referred to Dr. Boyce (1749). In use in 1763 (see fol. 23).


  • mid-18th cent.


62 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Mus. d. 159

Physical Facet

i + 61 leaves (4 are missing at the beginning, of which 2 are wrongly bound at the end; 6 leaves are also missing between fols. 23/24). Calf binding, blind fillet. Lettered 'Chants: New College Chapel' in gold on red label, 18th cent. Numbered in ink '3' or '5', corrected to '1', and finally to '4'. 'Warden's' corrected to 'Chanter's' side.



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