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The Act song at Oxford, 1679, in English, Written in 1679

MS. Mus. Sch. C. 212

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The Act song at Oxford, 1679, in English: beg. 'Awake, my lyre', composed by dr. John Blow. 'The score and partes, Instrumentall & Vocall, of a piece of a Songe composed by Dr. Blow designed for the Act, 1678, but that Act beinge putt off, it was not finisht: the next yeare 1679 it was transcribd and performd as a 2d songe in the Theatre, on fryday the 11 of July: with the addition onely of a prelude of Mr. Banisters in the same Key, to bringe the Songe in.' The present volume contains not only the parts of this song, but also the parts of another by --'Phillipsburg' in Latin, beginning 'Touf, touf, taf.'. Written in 1679 at Oxford.


  • Creation: Written in 1679


45 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Mus. Sch. C. 212

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 26824

Hake catal. (c.1855) no. 233

Physical Facet

On paper


16 3/4 × 10 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom