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French and Italian arias, late 17th cent.

MS. Mus. e. 44

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Collection of French and Italian arias, probably copied by one experimenting hand. In some cases decorative initial letters were completed. A Chinese inscription on fol. i is translated 'Being poor, I copied it out'.

Mostly anonymous but contains, from J. B. Lully's Armide, 'Plus j'observe ces lieux et plus je les admire' [LWV 71/35] (fols. 4-6), and 'Les plaisirs ont choisi pour asile' [LWV 71/62] (fols. 9r-9v), and 'Qui goûte de ce eaux ne peut plus se défendre', from Rolande [LWV 65/41] (fols. 8r-8v), and A. Stradella's[?] 'Amor che nel mio petto' (fols. 37v-41) [Gianturca 10-12] (fols. 37v-41).

i + 69 leaves.


  • late 17th cent.


70 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • French
  • Italian


MS. Mus. e. 44

Other Finding Aids

RISM 800273812

Physical Facet

Watermark: coat of arms resembling Heawood 350. Ruling, 4 staves, red marginal ruling. Binding: calf, blind fillets. Owned by E. and C, D[e] R[yck]


Oblong 6°

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom