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'An Ode to the Grand Khaibar' by William Croft

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MS. Mus. d. 263

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Ode for solo voice (presumably tenor), 2-part chorus (T. B.) and continuo. Autograph score, signed at the end 'Dr. Croft', composed c 1726. The anonymous text is the first section of a satire on the historical claims of Freemasonry, published as An Ode to the Grand Khaibar (London, 1726). Two of the chorus sections are marked in red ink in the composer's hand, 'to be sung by ye Society' - i.e. the Khaibarites, a rival society to that of the Freemasons (see Samuel Pritchard: Masonry dissected (London, 1730), p. 7).

i + 4 leaves.

Dates

  • c 1726

Extent

5 Leaves

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. d. 263

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16739

Overview

William Croft: 'An Ode to the Grand Khaibar', c 1726.

Biographical / Historical

William Croft (1678-1727) was a composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Hans Schneider, Tutzing, cat. 287 (1986), item 16, by Bodley's Canadian Friends.

Physical Facet

Watermark: fleur-de-lis (remainder not visible).

Dimensions

Oblong quarto
Title
'An Ode to the Grand Khaibar' by William Croft
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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