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Church music copied by several hands

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MS. Mus. g. 5

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Church music copied by several hands. The first hand, probably John Merry's (see p. 7), copied psalm tunes in 4 parts, with melody in tenor, on pp. 1-9 and 11-15. The second hand (after 1790, see nos. 23 and 25) copied psalm tunes in two and three parts for clarinets and bassoon (pp. 4, 26-31 and 34-39) and psalm tunes (pp. 40-41, 50, 64-72 and 123). The third hand copied various church music for 1, 2, 3 and 4 voices (pp. 18-19, 20, 52-59, 73-116 and 118). Music added in pencil on pp. 32-33, 80, 89-90 and 109-110 is probably in the hand of Thomas Merry of Souldern, Oxon., whose name is inside the front cover. Other writers also filled spaces.

Contents, not including incomplete and unnamed music:

1-8: Tunes in four parts:

1. (p. 1) Northampton

2. (p. 2) Gloucester [old]

3. (p. 3) Stafford

4. (p. 4) Barwick

5. (p. 5) St. James [by R. Courteville: published, Select-Psalms... for the use of... St. James's, Westminster, 1697]

6. (p. 6) Psalm the 18 or 137

7. (p. 8) Kingson

8. (p. 9) Psalm 25

9. (p. 10) Psalm 4 in three parts

10-14: Tunes in four parts:

10. (p. 11) Psalm 34

11. (p. 12) Psalm 41

12. (p. 13) Windsor

13. (p. 14) St. Anne's [by W. Croft. Published, Supplement to the New Version, 6th ed., 1708]

14. (p. 15) Portsmouth

15. (pp. 16-17) Psalm 81, Treble and Tenor

16. (pp. 18-19) Psalm 106

17. (pp. 18-19) Psalm 130

18. (pp. 18-19) Psalm 77, O[ld] V[ersion]

19. (pp. 20-24) Verse anthem, 'O clap your hands', Psalm 47

20. (pp. 24-25) Three tunes, the third headed 'Psalm the 107 N[ew] V[ersion]'

21-25: For clarinets and bassoon:

21. (p. 26) Suffolk [by Brentbank: see E. Miller, Psalms of David, 1790, p. 11]

22. (p. 27) Brunswick. Handle. [First published, E. Miller, op. cit.]

23. (pp. 28-29) Galway [by E. Miller: published, op. cit.]

24. (pp. 28-29) Treble to the Psalm 43

25. (pp. 30-31) Hatfield [by E. Miller: published, op. cit.]

26. (pp. 32-33) Psalm 81, Tenor

27. (pp. 32-33) Psalm 105

28. (pp. 32-33) Psalm 133. O[ld] V[ersion]

29-34: For clarinet and bassoon:

29. (p. 34a) St. Ann's

30. (p. 34b) Messiah. Handle [Handel]. Published, E. Miller, Psalms of David, 1790

31. (p. 34c) Kent [by J. F. Lampe. Published, Hymns on the Great Festivals, 1746]

32. (pp. 36-37) Treble and Counter to the Easter Hymn

33. (p. 38) Psalm 147. N[ew] V[ersion]

34. (p. 39) A Hymn for Easterday

35-39: Psalm tunes:

35. (p. 40) Psalm 128

36. (p. 40) Psalm 1

37. (pp. 40-41) Psalm 37

38. (p. 41) Psalm 50

39. (p. 41) Psalm 13

40-42: Tunes in four parts:

40. (pp. 42-43) Psalm 121 [New Version]

41. (pp. 44-47) Psalm 67 N[ew] V[ersion]

42. (pp. 48-49) Psalm 34 N[ew] V[ersion]

43. (p. 50) Psalm 118

44. (p. 50) Psalm 18

45. (p. 50) Psalm 77, 'Trible'

46. (p. 50) Psalm 92, 'Trible'

47. (pp. 52-53) Psalm 81 O[ld] V[ersion], two parts

48. (pp. 54-55) Psalm 118, three parts

49. (pp. 56-57) Psalm 43 N[ew] V[ersion] Tr., A and B in different hands

50. (pp. 58-59) Psalm 146 O[ld] V[ersion], three parts

51. (pp. 60-63) Anthem [Psalm] 100, 'O be joyful in God'. Tr. and T.

52-55: Tunes in four parts:

52. (pp. 64-65) Psalm 116. Yeovil

53. (pp. 67-68) Psalm 9 N[ew] V[ersion] 'B. Clarinet'

54. (pp. 69-70) Psalm 108. N[ew] V[ersion]

55. (pp. 71-72) Psalm 21. N[ew] V[ersion]

56-78: Psalms and hymns in four parts: some are incomplete and pieces have been interpolated in spaces. Comprises:

56. (pp. 73-74) Psalm 148

57. (pp. 75-76) Psalm 104

58. (pp. 77-78) [Easter Hymn] 'Jesus Christ is risen'

59. (pp. 79-80) Psalm 145

60. (p. 80) 'Counter [-tenor] to Psalm 39 O[ld] V[ersion] Aldermasson Tune'

61. (pp. 81-82) Psalm 122. N[ew] V[ersion]

62. (pp. 83-84) Psalm 62 or 39 O[ld] V[ersion] 'Aldermasson' (Counter tenor on pp. 8l-82)

63. (pp. 85-86) Psalm 36 vv. 7-10

64. (pp. 87-90) Psalm 19

65. (pp 89-90) Psalm 8

66. (pp. 89-90) Psalm 24 N[ew] V[ersion] with 'Sym[phonies]'

67. (pp. 91-92) Psalm 88 N[ew] V[ersion]

68. (pp. 93-94) Psalm 128 [Old Version]

69. (pp. 95-96) Psalm 18 O[ld] V[ersion]

70. (pp. 101-102) Psalm 18 N[ew] V[ersion]

71. (pp. 103-104) Psalm 74 N[ew] V[ersion]

72. (p. 103) 'Counter to the 73 N[ew] V[ersion]'

73. (pp. 105-106) [Psalm 108 Old Version]

74. (pp. 107-108) Psalm 106 - Old Version]

75. (pp. 109-110) [Psalm 102 - Old Version]

76. (pp. 111-112) Psalm 103 - O[ld] V[ersion]

77. (pp. 113-114) Psalm 130 - N[ew] V[ersion]

78. (pp. 115-116) An Evening Hymn

79. (p. 118) Counter [tenor] to Psalm 25

80. (pp. 123-124) Treble Psalm 92

81. (pp. 123-124) Treble Psalm 77

Dates

  • 18th-19th cent.

Extent

126 pages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. g. 5, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. g. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16811

Overview

Church music copied by several hands, 18th-19th cent.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by G. J. Dew of Lower Heyford, 1931.

Physical Facet

Watermark: Pro patria with roundel, closely resembling Heawood 3700. 10 gatherings of 6 plus end papers, of which one at beginning and two, not cognate, at end, were ruled. Ruled throughout with 4 staves to a page. Marginal ruling, where present, added by copyists. Paginated throughout by the earlier copyists. 18th-cent. calf binding with blind fillets, repaired.

Dimensions

Oblong 6°
Title
Church music copied by several hands
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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