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Music by Daniel Purcell and others, Date not recorded at time of cataloguing

MS. Mus. d. 253

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One hand wrote the 5 songs from D. Purcell's The Grove (fols. 1-6) [Humphreys 119, nos. 5, 12, 16, 21, 39] the Pallas music from D. Purcell's The Judgment of Paris (fols. 6v-13) [Humphreys 125, nos. 14, 15, 21, 23, 25] and the sacred song 'Thou the preserver of the preserver of the chaste', possibly also by D. Purcell? (fols. 13v-14). There was originally a leaf preceding fol. 1, containing the beginning of the first song (opening words 'Happy mansions').

Another hand wrote the aria 'Thus the gloomy world' with violin obbligato from H. Purcell's The Fairy Queen [Z. 629/43] on fols. 15v-19. Notes apparently written during a lesson are on fols. 20v-21.

The hand which appears in MS. Mus. d. 250-252 wrote, apparently composing, on fols. 19v-20 and 21v-23v. The name of R. Leveridge on fol. i was possibly written by this same hand. A fifth hand appears on fols. 36-37v rev.

i + 37 leaves.


  • Date not recorded at time of cataloguing


38 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Mus. d. 253

Other Finding Aids

RISM 800227391

Custodial History

Bought from 'Robert Cuthbert at the Harp and Crown in Russell Street, Covent Garden, London' (fl c 1702) [probably in J. Woolfe's hand].

Physical Facet

Watermarks: fleur-de-lys, countermark cursive [AA(?)]. Ruling 8 staves, red marginal ruling. Binding: calf, gold fillets and ornament.


Oblong 4°

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom