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Anthems, 18th cent.

MS. Mus. d. 2

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Comprises the following anthems:

  1. (fol. 2) 'Have mercy upon me' by dr. S. Arnold, autograph, signed, and dated 1783
  2. (fol. 9) 'I will magnify thee' by J. Awbery, two copies, both apparently autograph
  3. (fol. 27) Two by John Bishop ('Bow down thine ear', and 'Withdraw not thou')
  4. (fol. 34) 'By the waters of Babylon' by dr. W. Boyce, dated 20 May 1745
  5. (fol. 50) 'Wherewithal shall a young man' by dr. Benjamin Cook
  6. (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)
  7. (fol. 78). 'O praise the Lord' by dr. J. G. Pepusch
  8. (fol. 92). Steffani's Qui diligit Mariam, with the words 'Sing merrily unto God' (Ps. xc) adapted by W. Gosling
  9. (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.'
  10. (fol. 118), 'O how pleasant', by John Welldon
  11. (fols. 124, 132). Four anthems 'O be joyful' for two voices: 'We beseech thee': 'To sing the mercies': 'The Lord will be the hope.'
  12. (fol. 131). Two songs 'Ay de mi un ano felice', 'Sylvia was tender.'.


  • Creation: 18th cent.


134 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


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

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/2 × 12 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom