Anthems, 18th cent.
Comprises the following anthems:
- (fol. 2) 'Have mercy upon me' by dr. S. Arnold, autograph, signed, and dated 1783
- (fol. 9) 'I will magnify thee' by J. Awbery, two copies, both apparently autograph
- (fol. 27) Two by John Bishop ('Bow down thine ear', and 'Withdraw not thou')
- (fol. 34) 'By the waters of Babylon' by dr. W. Boyce, dated 20 May 1745
- (fol. 50) 'Wherewithal shall a young man' by dr. Benjamin Cook
- (fol. 54) Three by dr. T. S. Dupuis ('Ponder my words', 1794; 'Be thou my judge', and 'O how amiable': all autograph, and the first signed)
- (fol. 78). 'O praise the Lord' by dr. J. G. Pepusch
- (fol. 92). Steffani's Qui diligit Mariam, with the words 'Sing merrily unto God' (Ps. xc) adapted by W. Gosling
- (fol. 103). Bassan's Laudate Dominum, with the words 'O praise the Lord', adapted by J. A (wbery): a tenor part (fol. 114) was added by 'dr. (William ?) Hayes.'
- (fol. 118), 'O how pleasant', by John Welldon
- (fols. 124, 132). Four anthems 'O be joyful' for two voices: 'We beseech thee': 'To sing the mercies': 'The Lord will be the hope.'
- (fol. 131). Two songs 'Ay de mi un ano felice', 'Sylvia was tender.'.
- Creation: 18th cent.
Language of Materials
MS. Mus. d. 2
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. 16707
9 1/2 × 12 3/8 in.