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Musical compositions, written in the 17th and early 18th cent.

MS. Mus. c. 26

  • Request


  1. (fol. 2). A short piece on the word 'Hallelujah', by Henry Purcell, a copy
  2. (fol. 2V). A solo anthem ('Lord, what is man') by the same, a copy
  3. (fol. 4). An anthem ('Let mine eyes run down') by Purcell; autograph, as attested by Philip Hayes
  4. (fol. 10) An anthem ('In thee, O Lord') by Purcell, autograph signed 'H. P.'
  5. (fol. 18). A duet ('You say'tis love') from Purcell's King Arthur
  6. (fol. 21). Purcell's Ode for St. Cecilia's day ('Hail, bright Cecilia'): at fol. 96 is an imperfect copy of the same
  7. (fol. 70). An ode for the queen's birthday, 30 Apr. 1690 ('Arise, my Muse') by Purcell: words by Thomas D'Urfey
  8. (fol. 104v). 'A song perform'd on St. Cecilia's day Nouember ye 22. 1684' by Purcell ('Begin the song')
  9. (fol. 113). Part of an anthem ('I will love thee')
  10. (fol. 115). 'Some of dr. Blows New Years Songs' (one imperf. beg. 'are past, are to follow'; 'The new year is begun'; 'My trembling song, awake' 1683, imperf. at end): at fol. 121 is Blow's 'Up, shepherds, up' a song for May 29
  11. (fol. 134). A duet ('Go, perjur'd man') by dr. Blow
  12. (fol. 140). A duet ('What is't to us') by J. Bishop (18th cent.).


  • Creation: written in the 17th and early 18th cent.


143 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Mus. c. 26

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. 16702

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/4 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom