Musical compositions, written in the 17th and early 18th cent.
- (fol. 2). A short piece on the word 'Hallelujah', by Henry Purcell, a copy
- (fol. 2V). A solo anthem ('Lord, what is man') by the same, a copy
- (fol. 4). An anthem ('Let mine eyes run down') by Purcell; autograph, as attested by Philip Hayes
- (fol. 10) An anthem ('In thee, O Lord') by Purcell, autograph signed 'H. P.'
- (fol. 18). A duet ('You say'tis love') from Purcell's King Arthur
- (fol. 21). Purcell's Ode for St. Cecilia's day ('Hail, bright Cecilia'): at fol. 96 is an imperfect copy of the same
- (fol. 70). An ode for the queen's birthday, 30 Apr. 1690 ('Arise, my Muse') by Purcell: words by Thomas D'Urfey
- (fol. 104v). 'A song perform'd on St. Cecilia's day Nouember ye 22. 1684' by Purcell ('Begin the song')
- (fol. 113). Part of an anthem ('I will love thee')
- (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
- (fol. 134). A duet ('Go, perjur'd man') by dr. Blow
- (fol. 140). A duet ('What is't to us') by J. Bishop (18th cent.).
- Creation: written in the 17th and early 18th cent.
Language of Materials
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
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