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Two odes from Elfrida, 1779-1787

MS. Mus. d. 68

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(Begg. 'Horror, the pen of fate', 'As truth directs') the first signed 'P. Hayes, August 10. 1780', the second 'Perform'd as a Lecture May 6. 1785' with a note at fol. 37 'NB. This Introductory Symphony was originally composed for, and perform'd before, the Elegy, composed as an Exercise for my Doctor's Degree [6 Nov. 1777]. P. H.'

At fol. 61 is an 'Ode for St. Cecilia's Day written by Mr John Oldham ...' beg. 'Begin the song'), signed 'Phil: Hayes, finish'd Novr 19. 1779', 'begun Novr 8. 1779', 'Perform'd at the [Oxford Music] School as my Professorial Lecture for the term, on St. Cecilia's day Nov. 22. 1779', also Dec. 178- 'at the opening of the Music School after the alterations', 16 Dec. 1786, 13 Dec. 1787. All in full score.


  • Creation: 1779-1787


102 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Mus. d. 68

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. 16773


10 × 12 1/8 in.

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