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Notebook, with French and Italian songs, late 17th cent.

MS. Mus. e. 45

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Notebook used by two late 17th-cent. hands, probably pupil and teacher, containing theory of music in French and words and melodies of French and Italian songs. Fols. 24-25v contain music for a treble instrument in the pupil's hand. Fols. 27v-29 contain Latin carols in the teacher's hand, melody only.

Mostly anonymous but composers represented include Benedikt Lechler, J. B. Lully, Antonio Sartorio, G. A. Perti, Domenico Freschi, A. Scarlatti, P. A. Ziani and A. Steffani.


  • late 17th cent.


72 leaves (30-71 blank)

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Mus. e. 45

Other Finding Aids

RISM 800273831

Physical Facet

Watermark: fool's cap, not in Heawood. Ruled as needed. Binding: calf with blind tooling.


Upright 4°

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom