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Daniel Purcell: 'Anthem's composed at the request of John Ecton and Richard Manningham'

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MS. Mus. d.226

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iv + 164 pages. Copies of 15 anthems in the hand of James Kent (1700-1776), with additions in the hand of the composer on pp. 11 and 45 Autograph copies of all but four of these (1, 5, 7, and 15) are in the British Library, MSS. Add. 17841 and 31461.


  1. (pp. 1-14) O let my mouth be filled with thy praise [Humphreys 17]
  2. (pp. 16-31) I will sing unto the Lord [Humphreys 8]
  3. (pp. 32-44) In thee O Lord have I put my trust [Humphreys 9]
  4. (pp. 45-66) My God, my God look upon me [Humphreys 13]
  5. (pp. 67-77) Bow down thine ear [Humphreys 2]
  6. (pp. 78-87) Have mercy upon me [Humphreys 3]
  7. (pp. 91-98) O Lord, thou hast searched me out [Humphreys 19]
  8. (pp. 99-110) Praise the Lord, O my soul [Humphreys 21]
  9. (pp. 110-118) Blessed is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven [Humphreys 1]
  10. (pp. 119-124) Lord, let me know mine end [Humphreys 12]
  11. (pp. 126-130) Put me not to rebuke, O Lord [Humphreys 22]
  12. (pp. 131-136) O God, thou art my God [Humphreys 16]
  13. (pp. 136-144) I will magnify thee, O God my king [Humphreys 7]
  14. (pp. 145-152) O Lord, rebuke me not [Humphreys 18]
  15. (pp. 153-160) It is a good thing to give thanks [Humphreys 10]

On p. iv there is 'An Elegy on the Death of Mr. Dan: Purcell per S. Mm. [Richard Manningham?]'.

On p. 45 the composer has added 7 bars of introduction to 'My God, my God look upon me' in his own hand.


  • Creation: c 1700


167 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Mus. d.226

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9289


15 anthems by Daniel Purcell, in the hand of James Kent with two additions by the composer.

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Purcell (1664-1717) was a composer and organist. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1960.


  • Rebecca Herissone, The theory and practice of composition in the English Restoration period. (Unpublished PhD dissertation, University of Cambridge, 1996), pp. 207-208.
  • Rebecca Herissone, Musical Creativity in Restoration England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), Appendix: Catalogue of Restoration Music Manuscripts, (
  • Mark Humphreys, 'The autographs of Daniel Purcell: a handlist and introduction', A handbook for studies in eighteenth-century music, 14 (2003), pp. 17-35.
  • Mark Humphreys, Daniel Purcell: a biography and thematic catalogue, DPhil thesis, University of Oxford, 2004.
'Anthem's composed by Daniel Purcell at the request of John Ecton and Richard Manningham'
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