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Italian arias and cantatas, mostly by composers from Rome, 1700

MS. Mus. d. 254

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29 Italian arias and cantatas, mostly by composers from Rome, copied by one constant Italian hand c 1700. (See MS. Mus. e. 46 which is in the same hand.)

Ascriptions to Bernardo Pasquini, to Cosimo Bani, to Giovanni Bicilli, to Alessandro Scarlatti, and 'di Venezzia' [Gaetano Veneziano?] were added on fols. 1, 6, 10, 13, 88, 104 and 126v. Other composers represented include Antonio Gianettini, Giovanni Battista Tomasi, Alessandro Melani and Pietro Simone Agostini. Most pieces lack the intended decorative initial letters.


  • 1700


151 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MS. Mus. d. 254

Other Finding Aids

RISM 800227410

Physical Facet

Probably two uniform volumes (fols. 1-51 and 52-17) bound together. Watermarks: fleur-de-lys, countermark CDG, somewhat resembling Heawood 1796. Ruling 4 staves, red marginal ruling. Binding: calf, gold fillets and ornament.


Oblong 6°

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom