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Italian arias, mostly anonymous, mid-18th cent.

MS. Mus. d. 257

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Music book, in which was begun a careful collection of Italian arias, mid-eighteenth century. Nine were completed.

i + 47 leaves (12-46 blank).


(fols. 1v-2r) 'Soffri e spera constante adora'

(fols. 2v-3r) 'Torni a guirarmi fè'

(fols. 3v-4v) 'Se col di va ridendo la rosa'

(fols. 4v-6r) [Emanuele d'Astorga]: 'Io son pevera pellegrina'

(fols. 6v-7r) [Pietro Paolo Bencini]: Tra l'ombre più romite'

(fols. 7v-8r) 'Torna infido torna ingrato'

(fols. 8v-9r) 'M'alletaste m'ingannaste mondo rio'

(fols. 9v-10r) 'Poterti dir vorrei'

(fols. 10v-11r) 'Tornerò mia cara stella'


  • mid-18th cent.


48 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MS. Mus. d. 257

Other Finding Aids

RISM 800227501

Physical Facet

Watermarks: triple bend and lily, LVG, countermark IV, somewhat resembling Heawood 100, etc. Ruling 8 staves, red marginal ruling. Binding: marbled boards, quarter calf.


Large oblong 4°

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom