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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

Language of Materials

  • Italian
  • English

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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