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Italian cantatas, numbered 1-24, by Handel

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MS. Don. d. 125
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Italian cantatas, numbered 1-24, by Handel, copied by J. C. Smith on paper size 13 watermark C, of Larsen's classification.

There are same variants from the text printed in Handel -Gesellschaft, L-LI, of which the more substantial are mentioned below. The contents are:

  1. Fols. 1 -3v. Ninfe e Pastore, H.G. 42
  2. Fols. 4-8. Mi palpita it cor, H.G. 34
  3. Fols. 8v-11. Sei pur bella, H.G. 54
  4. Fols. 12 -15. Se part a la tua fe, H.G. 58
  5. Fols. 15v-19v. Qualor l'egre pupille, H.G. 50
  6. Fols. 20-5. Qualor, crudele si ma vaga Dori, H.G. 49
  7. Fols. 25v-9v. Sarei troppo felice, H.G. 53, with three additional movements on fols.28-297
  8. Fols. 30-4. Da sete ardente afflitto, B.G. 9
  9. Fols. 3477 v. Dolce pur d'amor l'affanno, H.G. 15, with ornaments not pr. in H.G.
  10. Fols. 38- 42v. Lungi da me, E.G. 27
  11. Fols. 43 -6v. O Son. gelsanino, H.G. 63
  12. Fols. 47-54v. O numi eterni, H.G. 4.6
  13. Fols. 55-9v. Sento la the ristretto, H.G. 57
  14. Fols. 60-3. Dolce pur d'amor l'affanno, H.G. 16, written a tone higher
  15. Fols. 63v-7v. O lucenti, sereni occhi, H.G. 45
  16. Fols. 68-70v. Clori, ove sei? H.G. 7
  17. Fols. 71-4v.Clori, degl' occhi miei, M.G. 6
  18. Fols. 75 -9. E partirai mia vita? B.G. 17
  19. Fols. 80-3.Chi rapt la pace al core? H.G. 5
  20. Fols. 83-86. Aure e liete, H.G. 3
  21. Fols. 66v-90. Fra pensieri quel. pensiero, H.G. 21
  22. Fols. 907-4v. Poiche giuraro amore, B.G. 48
  23. Fols. 95-101. Lungi dal mio bel Nume, H.G. 25, omitting 11 bars of recitative
  24. Fols. 101v-5v.Care Selve, H.G. 4.


  • Creation: Date not recorded at time of cataloguing


106 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Don. d. 125, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Don. d. 125

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9150


Italian cantatas, numbered 1-24, by Handel

Biographical / Historical

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759), was a German composer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from C. Alexander and given by the Friends of the Bodleian, 1960.


  • There are some variants from the text printed in Händel-Gesellschaft, 50-1 (Leipzig, 1887).
Italian cantatas, numbered 1-24, by Handel
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom