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Manuscript additions to a printed score of William Bennett's A new set of psalm tunes and anthems

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Mus. 32 d. 236

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The printed score is: William Bennett, A new set of psalm tunes and anthems, : in four parts, for the use of country choirs; with an introduction to music (Exeter: Printed for the author, and sold by Edward Score ... and James Wallis, in Plymouth. Exeter: Printed by R. Trewman ..., [177-?]).

The manuscript additions are 14 additional anthems, all anonymous, copied in a uniform late-18th/early-19th-century hand onto blank ruled pages following the printed score, with pagination continuing that of the printed item. The only other two recorded copies (Clark Library, UCLA, and Massachusetts Historical Society) have similar additions.

The anthems are all for 4 voices (SATB) with verse sections and unspecified instruments:

  1. (pp. 105-111) 'An anthem from the 3rd Psalm' (beg. 'Lord how are they increased that trouble me')
  2. (pp. 112-119) 'The dying Christian: an ode' (beg. 'Vital spark of heav'nly flame')
  3. (pp. 120-122) 'An anthem from the Collect for the 7th Sunday after Trinity' (beg. 'Lord of all power and might')
  4. (pp. 123-134) 'An anthem from the 145th Psalm' (beg. 'I will magnify thee O God my King')
  5. (pp. 135-143) 'An anthem from the 105th Psalm' (beg. 'O give thanks unto the Lord')
  6. (pp. 144-151) 'An anthem from the 1st Chapt[e]r of Isaiah' (beg. 'Hear O heav'ns and give ear O earth')
  7. (pp. 152-159) 'An anthem from the 57th Psalm' (beg. 'Awake up my glory')
  8. (pp. 160-171) 'An anthem from the 15th Chapt[e]r of Corinthians' (beg. 'Now is Christ risen from the dead')
  9. (pp. 172-180) 'An anthem from the 121st Psalm' (beg. 'I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills')
  10. (pp. 181-190) 'An anthem from the 84th Psalm' (beg. 'O Lord God of hosts')
  11. (pp. 191-198) 'An anthem from the 86[th] Psalm' (beg. 'Bow down thine ear O Lord')
  12. (pp. 199-210) 'An anthem from the 29th Chapt[e]r of the 1st Book of Chronicles' (beg. 'Blessed be thou Lord God of Israel')
  13. (pp. 211-216) 'An anthem for Christmas Day from the 60th Chapt[e]r of Isaiah & other places of Scripture' (beg. 'Arise, shine, O Zion')
  14. (pp. 217-221) 'An anthem from the 133rd Psalm' (beg. 'Behold how good and joyful')


  • Creation: 1770-19th century


117 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Mus. 32 d. 236, p. 105].

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Mus. 32 d. 236

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17090


Manuscript additions to a printed score, late-18th/early-19th-cent.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Custodial History

Partly erased pencil inscription on inside upper board: [Thos. G.?] Jackson, Lower Yalberton, Paignton, 1814.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Christopher Edwards (offer), 2001.

Physical Facet

Binding: full sheep with gilt fillets and spine decoration; paper label on spine. 8 stave ruling.


19 x 25 cm.

Manuscript additions to a printed score of William Bennett's 'A new set of psalm tunes and anthems'
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom