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Flute music, copied by Stukeley, c. 1714-1715

MS. Mus. e. 33

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William Stukely (1687-1765). Paginated by Stukely up to p. 81: pp. 1-12, 23-7, [85-9] missing, now 69 pages, originally 8 gatherings of 6. There are included arrangements of airs from operas copied from printed collections and single sheets. For solo flute unless otherwise stated. Contents, not including incomplete pieces:

  1. 'A prelude par Seigniora Francisca de Boschi' in F. P. 13.
  2. Two Duets, in G and C. Pp. 14-15.
  3. Three minuets for two flutes, in F, C and G mi. Pp. 16-19.
  4. Saraband in B for two flutes, the second part crossed out. Pp. 20-1.
  5. Minuet and [Daniel] Demoivre. P. 22.
  6. Duets in various keys: there are included Trumpet Aire, Larch and Minuet in C, Rigadoon in D mi., Minuet in F. Pp. 27-39.
  7. 'Joy after Sorrow' [the Due D'Aumond's Minuet] in D mi. P. 40.
  8. 'Aire Slow' in G mi. P. 42.
  9. 'Gavott in the Gamester' and Minnett both in G. mi. P. 43.
  10. Two minnetts in F, 'Rondeau[x]', i. e. repeating the first strain after the second. P. 44.
  11. 'Count Tallard' in C. P. 45.
  12. 'Too lovely cruel Fair [by N. Haym], in Pyrrhus Land Demetrius] no. 8' P. 46.
  13. 'O Nymph of Race Divine in Camilla [by A. M. Bononcini] no. 2'. P. 47.
  14. 'Oh I must fly... in Thomyris no. 30', dated Oct. 5. 15. Pp. 48-9.
  15. 'Gentle sighs... [by N. Haym], in Pyrrhus etc no. 15'. Pp. 50-1.
  16. [Minnet] in F by Sr. Nicolini. P. 51.
  17. 'Blushing violets.... in Pyrrhus etc no. 22'. Dated Mar. 5. 14. Pp. 52-3.
  18. 'Fly ye virgins... in [A. M. Bononcini's] Camilla no. 36. Pp. 54-5.
  19. 'When bright Aurelia etc.' P. 55.
  20. 'Hast O sun... [by N. Haym] in Pyrrhus etc. no. 29'. P. 56.
  21. 'Scotch Tune' in F. P. 58.
  22. 'Heal O heal... in Pyrrhus etc. no. 4'. Pp. 58--9.
  23. 'Hither turn thee... set by Mr. Jn°. Weldon, from The Judgement of Paris. 'Venus to Paris'. P. 60.
  24. 'Fye Amarillis cease to grieve' [from The Fickle Shepherdess by J. Eccles]. Pp. 62-3.
  25. 'Stay ah stay', [from The Fair Penitent. II. i]. Pp. 64-7.
  26. 'Take heed Bellinda' [by John Weldon]. Pp. 67-70.
  27. 'Since you from Death... Camilla No. 3' [by A. M.. Bononcini]. Pp. 70-1.
  28. 'Thus in a solitary grove... in Pyrrhus & Demetria no. 3'. Pp. 72-3.
  29. 'Would you free and easy... in Clotilda [by F. Conti] no. 8'. Pp. 74-5.
  30. [Birthday Ode for Queen Mary., 30 Aug. 1693] 'sett by Mr. Hen: Purcell'. Pp. 76-7.
  31. [H. Carey's] 'Sally in our Alley'. P. 77.
  32. 'Favorite tune in Pyrrhus by Mr. Hendall' ['Ho un non so che nel cor' from La Resurrezione]. Pp. 78-9.
  33. Duet in C mi. Pp. 80-1.
  34. 'The world and nature bear one date'. P. 82.


  • Creation: c. 1714-1715


85 pages

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Mus. e. 33

Custodial History

Keiller MS. 19. Sold by Mickepher Rawlins, whose label is inside front cover. Owned by 'Wm. Stukely M. B. ex dono Hen: Heron Ar. 1714'. On p. i is a list of the prices of a tea set dated 28 Oct: 1717.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by Alexander Keiller, 1955.

Physical Facet

Watermark resembles Heawood 356 but the countermark is the initials GP. Ruled with 5 staves to a page; red margins. Bound in calf, decorated with thin gold tooled rolls and ornament of flowers in vases at corners of inner panel. Gilt stamped, in 20th-cent. half red morocco box. The word 'Prints' is in ink on the cover, and there are signs throughout of their having been at one time lightly parted over the music.


Small oblong 6°

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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