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'Mr. Halleys' [first and] second Voyall' part-books, early 18th cent.

MS. Mus. Sch. d. 251

  • Request
Benjamin Hely: Another copy of the sonatas in MS. Mus. Sch. c. 78, 1-6. Part-books i and ii are copied inexpertly, but carefully; the through bass part (iii) in a good hand.
  1. G minor, VdGS 1. i, fols. 22v-23; ii, fols. 5v-6; iii, fols. 39v-40.
  2. A minor, VdGS 2. i, fols. 23v-24; ii, fols. 6v-7; iii, fols. 40v-41.
  3. B flat, VdGS 3. i, fols. 24v-25; ii, fols. 7v-8; iii, fols. 41v-42.
  4. C minor, VdGS 4. i, fols. 25v-26; ii, fols. 8v-9; iii, fols. 42v-43.
  5. F major, VdGS 5. i, fols. 26v-27; ii, fols. 9v-10; iii, fols. 43v-44.
  6. G major, VdGS 6. i, fols. 27v-28; ii, fols. 10v-11; iii, fol. 44v.


  • early 18th cent.


1 box (3 volumes in 1)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Mus. Sch. d. 251

Former reference:

Music School B. 4. 11.

Other Finding Aids

Viola da Gamba Society Thematic index of music for viols [online] (VdGS)

Robert Hake, [Catalogue of the Music School Collection], c 1850-1855. No. CXV.

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. 26542.

Not on the 1682 list.

Physical Facet

Three part-books now bound as one volume. Viol parts are each a gathering of 6 with one extra leaf at end; through bass is a gathering of 6. Watermark: Bend and lily, counter-mark IV. Ruling: 12 5-lined staves, red marginal ruling at both edges. Binding: marbled paper and protective gray paper. Marked '4 parts' (see MS. Mus. Sch. e. 428).


Upright quarto

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom