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David, an oratorio, part one of three of full score, written in 1778-1781 by W. and P. Hayes

MS. Mus. d. 74

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In dr. William Hayes's hand as far as p. 107 ('Beauties to my sight'): thence his son Philip continues the work on 27 Aug. 1781, finishing part 1 on 29 Aug.: it was performed as a Music lecture at Oxford 28 Nov. 1781.


  • Creation: written in 1778-1781 by W. and P. Hayes


138 pages

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Mus. d. 74

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. 16779

Related Materials

See MSS. Mus. d. 122-4 for the chorus and band parts for David, an oratorio

Physical Facet

On paper


9 5/8 × 12 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom