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MS. Mus. d. 252

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Music book in which the hand of MS. Mus. d. 250-251 and another collaborating hand copied arrangements for keyboard and voice of arias from operas: Handel's Floridante and Ottone; G. Bononcini's Griselda and Crispus; and Ariosti's Coriolano. The aria on fols. i verso-ii ('Dimmi o spene') is an addition on different paper.

(fols. iv-ii) [Handel: 'Dimmi, o spene', from 'Floridante'. HWV 14/1a]

(fols. 1-2v) [Handel]: 'Ma un dolce, in Floridant' ['Floridante'. HWV 14/3a]

(fols. 3-5) [G. Bononcini]: 'Si vieni ove il rigor, in Griselda'

(fols. 5v-7v) [Handel]: 'Sveturato, in Floridant' ['Floridante'. HWV 14/8]

From G. Bononcini's Griselda:

(fols. 8v-9) 'Per la Gloria'

(fols. 9v-10) 'Che giova fuggire'

(fols. 10v-12) 'Dolce sogno'

(fols. 12v-14) 'Volgendo'

(fols. 14v-16) 'Non deggio'

(fols. 16v-17) 'Se vaga pastorella'

(fols. 17v-19) [Handel]: 'Tacero', [from 'Floridante'. HWV 14/20]

(fols. 19v-21) [G. Bononcini]: 'Solo la pena, in Crispus' ['Crispo']

(fols. 21v-23) [G. Bononcini]: 'Che bella fedelta, in Crispus' ['Crispo']

(fols. 23v-26) [Handel]: 'O cara spene, in Floridant' ['Floridante'. HWV 14/28c]

(fols. 26v-29) [Handel]: 'Aria in Ottone' ['Dell'onda i fieri moti'. HWV 15/13]

(fols. 29v-31v) [Handel]: 'Aria in Ottone' ['Alla fama dimmi il vero'. HWV 15/18]

(fols. 32-34) [Handel]: 'Benche', [from 'Ottone'. HWV 15/31b]

(fols. 34v-36) [Handel]: 'La speranza, in Ottone'. [HWV 15/2b]

(fols. 36v-38) [Ariosti]: 'Per comtatter', [from 'Coriolane']

(fols. 38v-39v) [Handel]: 'Vieni o figlio, in Ottone'. [HWV 15/16]

(fols. 44v-45) [Handel: 'Benchè mi sia crudele', from 'Ottone'. HWV 15/31b] (ornamented version)

(fols. 46v-47) [Handel]: 'Aria in the overture of Ottone' (Gavotte). [HWV 15]


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49 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MS. Mus. d. 252

Other Finding Aids

RISM 800227368

Physical Facet

Watermarks: bend and lily, countermark IV. Ruling 6 staves, red marginal ruling. Binding: calf with gold fillets and ornament


Oblong 4°

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom