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Four collections of Italian arias bound as one volume, Date not recorded at time of cataloguing

MS. Mus. d. 255

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Composers represented include: Carlo Pallavicino, Antonio Sartorio, Giovanni Battista Tomasi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni Legrenzi, alongside many anonymous pieces.
  1. (fols. 1-36, original foliation) Late 17th-cent. arias.
  2. (fols. 43-44v) 'Mi sforza Amora piangere' [anon.], and 'Cinto il crin di rose', [from 'Creso' by G. Legrenzi]
  3. (fols. 54-78, originally fols. 1-33) Twenty-three arias and songs, the last without bass.
  4. (fols. 79-84, originally fols. 1-6) 5 songs, one incomplete inscribed after original fol. 4.
i + 84 leaves.


  • Date not recorded at time of cataloguing


85 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MS. Mus. d. 255

Other Finding Aids

RISM 800227440

Physical Facet

Watermarks: 1 and 3, fleur-de-lys, countermarks IHS and one somewhat resembling Heawood 1789; 2 and 4, not visible. Ruling (1, 3 and 4 the same) 4 staves; marginal ruling inconsistent, being folded, pencilled or absent. Binding: calf with gold fillets and ornament


Oblong 6°

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom