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Songs in English and Italian from various operas, mid-18th cent.

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MS. Mus. c. 107

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Songs in English and Italian from various operas, copied on separate sheets by one hand, mid-18th cent., with pieces for a keyboard instrument, and printed music. Printed song sheets occupy fols. 14-26, 28-35 The manuscript content is as follows:
  1. (fol. 1) Bononcini : 'Now Cupid or never' [adapted from 'Consiglio ed aita all'alma smarrita' from Il trionfo di Camilla regina de Volsci]. In the key of D, printed by Walsh in F.
  2. (fol. 1v) 'Can you leave ranging' [written upside down].
  3. (fol. 2r-v) [J. A. Hasse]: Da capo aria in A minor, without words, ['Nel duol che prova l'alma' from Didone abbandonata].
  4. (fol. 3) Grace in ganai Tuoi [sic].
  5. (fol. 3) G. F. Handel: Overture to Amadigi [HWV 11], incomplete.
  6. (fol. 4) Mr. [Henry] Holcombe: 'Sweetest charmer'.
  7. (fol. 5) 'Cruel Amynta'.
  8. (fol. 5v) W. de Fesch: 'When yonder cooing doves'.
  9. (fol. 6) [S. Howard?]: 'Happy while with sportive pleasure'.
  10. (fol. 6v) 'The Languishing Lover', beg. 'I sigh I languish'.
  11. (fols. 7 and 48v-49) M. Greene: Cantata, words by Gay, 'Go Rose my Chloe's bosom grace', two copies, in A and in G. Printed in A cantata and four English Songs by Walsh in A.
  12. (fols. 7v) [Catch], beg. 'Your a rogue'.
  13. (fol. 8) J. E. Galliard: 'The Encouragement', beg. 'All silly bashful tim'rous swain'.
  14. (fol. 9) Keyboard pieces: 'D. Faustus' and 'Pierette'.
  15. (fols. 9v) 'Miss Meard', beg. 'Charming Chloe, look with pity'. [Another copy at fol. 49v].
  16. (fols. 10 and 11v) Bononcini: 'Se voi m' abbandonate'.
  17. (fol. 10v) 'Fair Dorinda'; and [J. Weldon]: 'Let ambition fire thy mind', words by Congreve, from The Judgment of Paris.
  18. (fols. 11) Bononcini: 'Cupid O at length reward me' ['Cieco amor vorrei nel seno' from Il trionfo di Camilla]. Another copy at fol. 71.
  19. (fol. 12) [W. de Fesch?]: 'Solitaria bosco ombroso' [sic for 'Solitario'].
  20. (fol. 12v) 'Aria' in B flat, no words.
  21. (fol. 13) 'Mons' Crusaz': Prelude in F, followed by a short piece in A.
  22. (fol. 27) 'By the beer as brown as berry'.
  23. (fol. 27v) [G. F. Handel}: 'Alma mia si sol tu sei' [from Il Floridante, HWV 14, no. 5].
  24. (fols. 36-37v) W. Boyce: part of Solomon, beg. 'Who quits the Lilly's fleecy white', 'Balmy sweetness ever flowing', 'May balmy peace'.
  25. (fols. 38) 'At length too soon dear Creature', in C. [Another copy at fol. 41, in G].
  26. (fols. 38v) 'Where is my Love my Pyre dear'. [Another copy, entitled 'Pyramis & Thisbee', at fol. 73v].
  27. (fols. 39) Bononcini: 'Pupillette vezzo siete'.
  28. (fol. 39v-40) Bononcini: 'No piu non bramo', [from Astarto].
  29. (fol. 40v) 'No oh Dio... che mai faro'.
  30. (fols. 41) 'At length too soon dear Creature', in G. [Another copy at fol. 38, in C].
  31. (fols. 41v-42) G. F. Handel: 'Consider fond Shepherd', from Acis and Galatea [HWV 49a/16], in D. [Another copy at fols. 54v-55, in C. Printed by Walsh in G].
  32. (fols. 42v, 41) G. F. Handel: 'Come and trip it', from L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, [HWV 55, no. 6] in A minor, printed by Walsh in C minor (printed version on fol. 22).
  33. (fols. 43v-44) G. F. Handel: 'Forte e lieto a morte andrei', from Tamerlano [HWV 18/3].
  34. (fol. 44v, 43) F. Mancini: 'La gelosia de regno'.
  35. (fol. 45) J. E. Galliard: 'Roger and Dolly'. [Two copies, in G and in C].
  36. (fol. 46) [Carlo Coccia?]: 'Non han chore' from Clotilda.
  37. (fols. 46v-47) Scarlatti: 'Non ha fortune'.
  38. (fol. 47v) [W. Byrd]: 'Hey ho to the greenwood now let us go' [catch].
  39. (fol. 48) G. F. Handel: 'Dolci aurette che spirate' from Scipione [HWV 20/9], in C, printed by Cluer in E flat.
  40. (fols. 49v) 'Miss Meard', beg. 'Charming Chloe, look with pity'. [Another copy at fol. 9v].
  41. (fol. 50) [G. F. Handel]: 'Guardian angells now protect me', [from The Triumph of Time and Truth, HWV 71/31].
  42. (fol. 50v) [W. Byrd?]: 'Non nobis Domine'.
  43. (fol. 50v) [H. Purcell]: 'Jack thou'rt a toper', [from Bonduca].
  44. (fol. 51) 'Brightest Cynthia, heavenly maid'.
  45. (fols. 52) G. F. Handel: 'Falsa imagine', from Ottone [HWV 15/4]. Another copy at fols. 58v-59.
  46. (fols. 52v-53v) G. Bononcini: 'Dille dille che peno', from Crispo.
  47. (fol. 54) G. F. Handel: 'The flocks shall leave the mountains', from Acis and Galatea [HWV 49a/17], incomplete, for one voice, in A minor, printed by Walsh in C minor.
  48. (fols. 54v-55) G. F. Handel: 'Consider fond Shepherd', from Acis and Galatea [HWV 49a/16], in C. Another copy at fols. 41v-42, in D. Printed by Walsh in G.
  49. (fol. 55v) G. F. Handel: 'Ask if yon damask rose be sweet', from Susanna [HWV 66/20].
  50. (fols. 56-57) Keyboard piece in D minor. In two movements, with a linking Adagio; the terms Allegro, Adagio and Vivace are inserted in a different hand.
  51. (fols. 58v-59) G. F. Handel: 'Falsa imagine', from Ottone [HWV 15/4]. Another copy at fol. 52.
  52. (fol. 60) [G. F. Handel] 'Se in Ombre Nacosto ... in the Pastorall', from Il Pastor Fido, [HWV 8a/14], arranged for keyboard by W. Babell and published in his Suits of the most celebrated lessons collected and fitted to the harpsicord or spinnet (London: Walsh and Hare, 1717) p. 28.
  53. (fol. 60v) [G. F. Handel]: 'O sleep, why dost thou leave me?', from Semele [HWV 58/ 23].
  54. (fol. 61) Keyboard piece in A minor.
  55. (fol. 61v) [H. Cary?]: 'Is there a charm'.
  56. (fols. 62-63v) W. Boyce: 'On his face the vernal rose'.
  57. (fols. 63v-65) G. F. Handel: 'Hush ye pretty warbling Quire', from Acis and Galatea [HWV 49a/4].
  58. (fols. 65v-66v) [G. F. Handel]: 'Joys that are pure', extract from 'Then long eternity shall greet your bliss', from Samson [HWV 57/20].
  59. (fol. 66v) G. F. Handel: Minuet in G, overture from Samson [HWV 57].
  60. (fol. 67) Bononcini: 'Frail are a lovers hopes', from Camilla, in G. Printed by Walsh in A.
  61. (fol. 67v) Keyboard piece in C.
  62. (fol. 67v) Purcell: catch, 'Jack thou'rt topper' (see also fol. 50v) from Bonduca.
  63. (fol. 68) G. F. Handel: Movement no. 5 from the Water Music, [HWV 349/11], arr. for keyboard. (See Concerning Handel, by W. C. Smith, 1948, p. 272). Differing from the version printed by Walsh; followed by 'Giga' also in D.
  64. (fol. 69) G. F. Handel: 'My racking thoughts', from Semele [HWV 58/38].
  65. (fols. 69v, 71) Bononcini: Duet, 'Happy I love', from Camilla.
  66. (fol. 70) 'Andante' in C.
  67. (fol. 70) [F. Forcer?]: 'Tis women makes us love' [catch].
  68. (fol. 70v) 'So fierce the lightning flyes'.
  69. (fols. 71) Bononcini: 'Cupid O at length reward me' ['Cieco amor vorrei nel seno' from Il trionfo di Camilla]. Another copy at fol. 11.
  70. (fols. 71v-72) J. C. Pepusch: Cantata, words by Hughes 'See from the silent grove Alexis flies'.
  71. (fols. 73v) 'Pyramis & Thisbee', beg. 'Where is my Love my Pyre dear' [Another copy at fol. 38v].
  72. (fol. 107-107v) G. F. Handel: 'French Horn song in Admetus', i.e. 'Se l'arco avessi e i strali' [HWV 22/12], arr. for keyboard.

Dates

  • mid-18th cent.

Extent

107 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Mus. c. 107

Other Finding Aids

RISM 800227645

Custodial History

Previously owned by the Revd Edward Goddard.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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