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Magnificat and Nunc dimittis ('Mode VIII') by [Robert Seymour ?] Bridges

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MS. Mus. b. 387

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Magnificat and Nunc dimittis ('Mode VIII') probably by or copied by Robert Seymour Bridges. Ink score (with a few pencil corrections in the Magnificat) and separate voice parts (Soprano x 8, Alto x 2, Tenor x 3, Bass x 2).

The attribution on the parts is just to 'Bridges', as is a pencil attribution on the score of the Magnificat. The Magnificat is apparently autograph; the Nunc dimittis is a fair copy in another hand, with the initials 'MB' at the end, probably indicating Robert Seymour Bridges's wife Monica (1863-1949), who also appears to have added some of the words in the Magnificat score. The separate voice parts are in various hands.


  • Creation: [c 1900?]


1 box

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. b. 387].

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MS. Mus. b. 387

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15917


Autograph ink score of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by [Robert Seymour ?] Bridges, with separate voice parts in various hands, undated, [c 1900?].

Biographical / Historical

Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930) was Poet Laureate 1913-30. Edward, 1st Baron Bridges (1892-1969), a civil servant, was his son. Details are given in G. L. McKay, A bibliography of Robert Bridges (1933) and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Faculty of Music, 2002.

Physical Facet

18 staves to a page (score, 34 leaves); 12 staves to a page (15 parts).


Large folio: 380 × 280 mm (score), 305 × 240 mm (parts))

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis ('Mode VIII') by [Robert Seymour ?] Bridges
EAD version 2019 Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom