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'2[n]d Book', 'J. Woolfe 1736':, 1736

MS. Mus. d. 251

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Arias from operas [many in keyboard arrangements without words], by Handel, G. Bononcini and others. A different hand wrote figured bass parts of an anonymous suite, etc., (fols. 1v-3v). Fol. 48v is in the same hand as MS. Mus. d. 250.

(fols. 1v-3v) Figured bass parts, including that of: 'Mio caro ben' from G. Bononcini's: 'Astarto' (see MS. Mus. d. 250, fol. 14v)

Volume reversed:

(fols. 48-46v) Handel: 'Non disperar ... in Julius Caesar' ['Giulio Cesare'. HWV 17/6a]

(fols. 46-45v) [G. Bononcini]: 'Un ombra', [from] 'Calfurnia'

(fols. 45-44) [G. Bononcini]: 'Si, si ch'io vuol', [from 'Calfurnia']

(fols. 43-42v) [Ariosti]: 'Non ricordami', [from] 'Artaserse'

(fols. 41-40) [Handel]: 'Sperai m'ingannai', [from] 'Giulio Cesare' [HWV 17/38b]

(fols. 39-38v) [Handel: 'Scacciata dal suo nido', from 'Rodelinda'. HWV 19/21] (opening)

(fols. 38-37v) Anon: 'Aria' [in G major, no text]

(fols. 37-35) [Handel: 'Scacciata dal suo nido', from 'Rodelinda'. HWV 19/21] (conclusion)

(fols. 34-32) [Handel: 'De' miei scherni', from 'Rodelinda'. HWV 19/15]

(fols. 31v-29v) [Handel]: 'Di far le sue', [from 'Ottone'. HWV 15/24b]

(fols. 29-28v) [Handel]: 'Non lo diro', [from 'Tolomeo'. HWV 25/3]

(fols. 28-26) [Handel]: 'Il mio core, in Ptolemy' ['Tolomeo'. HWV 25/15]

(fols. 25-24) [Handel]: 'Mi credi infedele', [from 'Siroe'. HWV 24/12]

(fols. 23v-20v) Handel: 'Aria' ['Vanni a coloi', from 'Lotario'. HWV 26/3]

i + 49 leaves (4-19 blank).


  • 1736


50 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MS. Mus. d. 251

Other Finding Aids

RISM 800227346

Custodial History

A note 'Mr. Loeilett Book' in an inexpert hand is on fol. 49v.

Physical Facet

Watermark: bend and lily. Ruling 6 staves, red marginal ruling. Binding: calf, blind tooling.


Large oblong 8°

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom