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Theresa Blount's music book, 1700

MS. Mus. d. 247

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Contains French, Italian and English songs and instrumental music. Mostly anonymous but composers represented include J.-B. de Bousset, A. Campra, L.-A. Domel, J.-B. Lully, T. Carapella, G. Bononcini, D. Purcell, S. Stubley, J. Clarke, R. Courteville, Gravina and D. Michele.

Fols. 1-8 contain songs in French, copied by an expert hand, probably French & Italian. English hands, less practised, added two Italian songs (fols. 8v-9); 'A Song in Magbeth... by... D. Purcell' (fols. 9v-10); and 'A Song from Anacreon... by Mr. Stubley' and 'Musette' (fols. 10v-11). The last hand wrote keyboard music at the other end of the book: Clark's 'Emperor of Germany's March' and 'Prince of Denmark's March' (Zimmermann S125) (fol. 78 rev.); 'Aire by Mr. Courteville' (fol. 77v), and music for dancing (fols. 77-69v rev.)

The date '1700' is inside front cover, and inside the back cover is a note: 'Souvenez vous de votre amies De paris es toutes vos amies A paris et dunkerke Therese Blount [?] a Mapledurham. Paty bloun[t]'.

Includes many notes and inscriptions in various junvenile hands.


  • 1700


78 leaves (12-68 blank)

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • French
  • Italian


MS. Mus. d. 247

Other Finding Aids

RISM 800227199

Physical Facet

Watermarks: grapes, countermark B OC with heart between, not unlike Heawood 2291, 2299. Ruling 6 staves, no marginal ruling. Binding: calf, gold ornament on spine and gold leaf-edges.


Oblong 4°

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom