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Musical compositions by and in the handwriting of Matthew Locke, written in the second half of the 17th cent. by Matthew Locke

MS. Mus. c. 23

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  1. (fol. 2). Anthem from Ps. xlvii ('O clap your hands'). 'From dr. Greene's sale.'
  2. (fol. 10). 'Audi, Domine' and (fol. 18v) 'Super flumina Babylonis', two motets. 'Given to me [O. Wight ?] by Mr Cooper of Charlotte Chapel who got some of Dr Pepusch's Collection after the death of Mr Kellener, this being one of his books; and is an original Manuscript of Matthew Locke Esqr Composer to Charles the 2d.'
  3. (fol. 25). 'A song of Thanksgiving for his Majestys Victory ouer the Dutch on St. James his Day 1666. And Perform'd before his Majesty on the 14th of August following' (beg. 'The king shall rejoice')
  4. (fol. 35). The Responses to the Commandments (each different), and a part of the Nicene Creed: apparently in Locke's hand.


  • written in the second half of the 17th cent. by Matthew Locke


36 Leaves

Language of Materials

In English and Latin


MS. Mus. c. 23

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no. 16700

Physical Facet

On paper


13 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom