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Anthems by William Croft, some holograph, some copied by his amanuensis James Kent

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MS. Don. c. 19

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Anthems by William Croft, some holograph, some copied by his amanuensis James Kent, with:
  1. Fols. iii-viii. printed account by Ralph Griffin, 1929, of the collection of which this manuscript originally formed vol. I, pp. 131-74, 191-208, 243-98
  2. Fols. 1-10. Praise the Lord 0 my sdhl, words from Ps. 103. The 2-part setting of v.20 (fols. 5-6) was used again in the unfinished anhem at foil. 2611-2711 (item 3 below)
  3. Fols. 11-22v. Be merciful unto me O God printed by S. Arnoicil Cathedral Music, 1790, II pp. 69-87
  4. Fols. 23-29v. Praise the Lord O my soul, from Ps. 103, incomplete (see 1st on list)
  5. Fols. 33-37v. O Lord God of my salvation, printed in Croft's Musica Sacra, 1724, II pp. 81-85
  6. Fols. 38-42. O Lord grant the King a long life, Musica Sacra, II pp. 26-31
  7. Fols. 42v-45v. O Lord rebuke me not in thine indignation, Musica Sacra,I pp. 79-86
  8. Fol. 46-48v. We will rejoice in thy salvation, Musica Sacra,I pp. 31-39
  9. Fols. 48v-51. Hear my prayer 0 Lord, Musica Sacra,I pp. 116-122
  10. Fols. 51v-54. God is gone up with a merry noise, 'examind by the Author W: Croft', printed in Boyce, Cathedral Music, 1768, II pp. 183-186; no figured bass in MS
  11. Fols. 54v-56. O praise the Lord all ye heathen, Cathedral Music, II pp. 289-293
  12. Fols. 56v-59. Deliver us O Lord our God, printed in Harmonia Sacra, 1800 John Page, pp.
Fols. 32-59 were formerly a separate book, with a list of contents at fol. 32.

Dates

  • Early 18th century

Extent

61 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Don. c. 19, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. c. 19

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16538

Overview

Anthems by William Croft, some holograph, some copied by his amanuensis James Kent

Biographical / Historical

William Croft (1677-1727) was an English organist and composer.

Custodial History

Owned by Samuel Arnold, 23 June 1796; Joseph Corfe; William Alexander Barrett, 1876; F. Joyce Barrett, 1891; Hodgson's, 26 June 1925 (Barrett sale), lot 416.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Ralph Griffin through the Friends of the Bodleian, 1929. See F.O.B. Annual Report VIII, 1932-3, p.14.

Physical Facet

Bound by Maltby of Oxford in half brown morocco
Title
Anthems by William Croft, some holograph, some copied by his amanuensis James Kent
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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