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Songs, with music composed by dr. John Wilson, professor of music at Oxford 1656-1661

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MS. Mus. b. 1

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Songs, with music composed by dr. John Wilson, professor of music at Oxford 1656-61:
  1. Some general divisions seem to be, music for a lute (fol. 1v, cf. fols. 171, etc.)
  2. Short English songs, chiefly amorous (fols. 19v, 160v, etc.)
  3. Dialogues (fols. 74v, 97)
  4. More serious songs (fol. 151v)
  5. Odes of Horace (foll. 163, 167v, 183v)
  6. With a few poems of Ausonius (fol. 170v), Claudian (fol. 177v), Martial (fol. 179v), Petronius (fol. 180v), Statius (fol. 181v), and Ovid (fol. 204), all in Latin
  7. Fol. 19v is 'Take, o take those lipps away', at fol. 45v a beggars' holiday song

Dates

  • Written about A.D. 1650-1655

Extent

214 Leaves

Preferred Citation

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

MS. Mus. b. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18136

Overview

Songs, with music composed by dr. John Wilson, professor of music at Oxford 1656-1661

Biographical / Historical

Dr. John Wilson was professor of Music between 1656 and 1661.

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. II, no. 2885

Custodial History

Manuscript 3084 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volume may have been given to the Library by prof. Wilson when he entered on his professorship, for it was certainly referenced, if not acquired, about 1656.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, dark blue morocco, with gold ornament and silver clasps (one lost), English work of about 1656, with 'dr. I. w' on each side

Dimensions

15 5/8 × 10 1/2 in.
Title
Songs, with music composed by dr. John Wilson, professor of music at Oxford 1656-1661
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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