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Henry Purcell: 'Suite of act tunes & dances (Purcell Society, volumes 16 & 20)'

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MS. Mus. b. 385

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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


10 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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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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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom