Henry Purcell: 'Suite of act tunes & dances (Purcell Society, volumes 16 & 20)'
Suite of act tunes & dances for strings by Henry Purcell. Score in the hand of an early 20th-cent. copyist (presumably copied from the Purcell Society edition volumes of 1906 and 1916), with editorial marks of tempi and dynamics in red ink by 'E. J. D[ent]'. There is a signature of Adrian C. Boult, dated August 1918, on p. i, with blue crayon conductor's marks throughout presumably by him. i + 9 pages.
a (pp. 1-3) Overture to The Gordian knot. Z. 597/1
b (p. 2) Slow air from Distressed innocence. Z. 577/3
c (pp. 3-4) Hornpipe on a ground from The married beau. Z. 603/9
d (p. 5) Scotch tune from Amphitryon. Z. 572/4
e (p. 5) Saraband from Amphitryon. Z. 572/2
f (p. 6) Rondeau from Distressed innocence). Z. 577/6
g (pp. 6-7) Air from Distressed innocence. Z. 577/7
h (p. 7) Minuet from Distressed innocence. Z. 577/8
i (p. 7) Song from The libertine. Z. 600/1a
- Creation: Aug 1918
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. b. 385, p. 1].
MS. Mus. b. 385
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 15915
Suite of act tunes & dances (Purcell Society, volumes 16 & 20) by Henry Purcell, with editorial marks of tempi and dynamics by E. J. D[ent], Aug 1918.
Biographical / Historical
Henry Purcell (1659-95) was a composer and organist. See Grove Music Online for further details.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Faculty of Music, 2002.
Folio (375 × 275 mm)
- Henry Purcel: 'Suite of act tunes & dances (Purcell Society, volumes 16 & 20)'
- EAD version 2019
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