'Psalm and hymn tune book'
iii + 48 leaves.
47 tunes set for SATB chorus in open score, with the stave order T. A. S. B., the alto and tenor parts being written an octave higher than sounding pitch. The bass line is sometimes figured, and a few tunes have the lower two staves arranged as a fully harmonised keyboard score. Only 3 tunes have texts.
- Creation: 1841
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. f. 54].
MS. Mus. f. 54
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 16808
Collection of psalm and hymn tunes set for SATB chorus in open score, 1841.
Biographical / Historical
Biographical details unknown.
Owned, and possibly copied by 'John Russell Reynolds, Romsey', whose name appears on the flyleaf. Reynolds (1828-1896, later Sir John Russell Reynolds bart., physician to Queen Victoria) was the son of Rev. John Reynolds (1782-1862), Congregational minister at Romsey, in whose chapel these tunes were presumably sung.
Other owners include 'Penny Lont (?)', 'Best' (probably Margaret Ellen Best, a niece of John Russell Reynolds), and John Michael Popkin (a great-great-nephew).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by J. M. Popkin, 1975.
- 'Psalm and hymn tune book, 1841'
- EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
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