Music collected during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by the Blount family at Mapledurham
Most of the music consists of English, Italian and French songs and operatic arias, late seventeenth to early eighteenth century. Parts for one or two voices, bass line, and (rarely) other accompaniments are given in score. Some teaching notes are also included.
- late 17th-early 19th cent., n.d.
17 boxes (0.85 linear metres)
Language of Materials
- Multiple languages
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. d. 246, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Mus. d. 246-258, e. 43-46
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 16731
Music collected during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by the Blount family at Mapledurham, late 17th-early 19th cent., n.d.
Biographical / Historical
Biographical details unknown.
One manuscript (MS. Mus. d. 247) bears the name of Teresa Blount. Other owners include a Dutch family named de Ryck (MSS. Mus. d. 246, d. 255, e. 44 and e. 46) and J. Woolfe of Hasely Court, Oxfordshire, c 1736 (MSS. Mus. d. 249-251, probably also d. 252).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquisition details unknown.
- Music collected during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by the Blount family at Mapledurham
- EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
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