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'Aulologia [in Greek] or, Directions for playing on the flute. Together with a choice collection of the best and newest tunes for that instrument'

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MS. Mus. c. 461

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The work consists of 8 pages of 'Directions for playing on the flute [i.e. recorder]', followed by music divided into three sections. The first (pp.1-27) consists of miscellaneous tunes, the second (pp. 31-45) mostly of divisions, and the third (pp. 61-91) mostly of sonatas, with pages of blank ruled staves between each section. x + 120 pages (only pp. 1-27 have original pagination).

Only the melody line is present, except where noted. Apparently compiled c 1706-1710, with a few tunes evidently added later [c 1720] to fill up pages.

The 'Directions' include material copied from John Playford's An introduction to the skill of musick, and the whole, although anonymous, is laid out as if intended for publication.

(pp. [iii-x]) 'Directions for playing on the flute'. In red and black ink.

(p. 1) Bess Bell, a Scotch tune; The Queensborrow, a Scotch tune; Sir William Hope's, Scotch measure; A Scotch measure

(p. 2) Mr McLaines Scotch measure; If love's a sweet passion, a song tune [H. Purcell, The fairy queen, Z. 629/17bc]; Tho' Jockey sued me long, a song tune; Tunbridge

(p. 3) A minuet [C major]; A minuet [C major]; The milking pail, a song tune [J. Eccles, The songs to ... Don Quixote, Part the second]; Celladon, etc.; [Untitled, F major]; [Untitled, F major]

(p. 4) A jigg by Mr Keene; [Untitled, F major]; [Untitled, C major]; [Untitled, G major]; [Untitled, C major]

(p. 5) A minuet by Mr Keen [F major]; A march by Mr Weldon [C major]; A minuet [D major]; The old man's wish: If I live to grow old, etc.; Mr. J. Sack's minuet [G major]; Turn again Whittington, etc. [added later]

(p. 6) An air. Slow [D minor]; An air. Slow [F major]; A Rigadoon [G minor, added later]

(p. 7) An aire. Slow [C major]; The fair lass of Islington [added later]

(pp. 8-9) The conjurer's song, or Ye croaking of the toad, set by Mr H. Purcell [Z. 630/13a. Includes words]

(p. 9) [Untitled, F major]; The bonny grey-ey'd morn began to peep, etc. A song tune [J. Clarke]

(p. 10) Britain [sic] strike home, etc. [H. Purcell, Z. 574/16b]; A minuet [C major]; A minuet [C major]; Nameless [sic] [C major]

(p. 11) A song by Mr Weldon. V. Key D (F C sharp). [Includes words. Begins: From grave lessons. In F major]; [Untitled, A major]

(p. 12) A song set by Mr Weldon. V. Key G (F sharp). [Includes words. Begins: Panthea all ye senses treats. In C major]; A minuet [F major]; A minuet [F major]

(p. 13 Readings ground with divisions. [Ground bass at end; printed in The first part of the Division flute, 1706]

Christ-church bells [H. Aldrich]

(p. 14) A song tune by Mr Weldon [C major]; A song tune / Paris Gazett, say, etc. [Song printed in Monthly mask of vocal music, Jan 1707 'to the tune of Pretty Poll by John Freeman']

(p. 15) A hornpipe by Mr King [F major]; A jigg [F major]; A minuet [C major]; A boree [F major]; An aire [F major]

(p. 16) An aire [A minor]; A Scot[c]h aire / Slow [G major]; A jigg [G major]; An aire ['But how can I live'] in the opera of Arsinoe. Set by Mr Clayton

(p. 17) A song tune by Mr Eccles / The jolly jolly breeze, etc.; A trumpet are [F major]; A saraband [F major]; A trumpet aire [F major]

(p. 18) A jigg [F major]; An aire [C minor]; A jigg by Mr Keen [B flat major]; A march [C major]; Maiden fair ['Once I loved a maiden fair', D major]

(p. 19) Purcell's Sebell [Cibell, Z. T678, C major]; Of a noble race was Shinkin, etc. [G minor]; A Scotch tune [F major]; A flourish [A minor]

(p. 20) Roger of Coverly [F major]; Marlborough's march [F major]

(p. 21) [Untitled, D minor]; Nymph of race divine etc. A round O [C major]; An ayre, Slow, or Trumpet tune [D minor]; Dub a dub dub [C major]; Jones's round O, or Jumping Joan [C major]

(p. 22) [Untitled duet, C major; the parts ('First treble', 'Second treble') are copied sequentially]; Cambridge waites [duet, as the first item on this page]; [Untitled duet, C major, as the first item on this page]; [Untitled duet, C major, as the first item on this page]

(p. 23) A Scotch tune [D minor]; A Scotch tune by Mr Morgan [F major]; A round O by Mr Eccles [C major]

(p. 24) Mr Young's thought [G major]; A minuet [D major]; A minuet [G major]; [Untitled, G major]

(p. 25) A trip to the Jubilee [G major]; Ladies of London, etc. [B flat major]; The lass of Lynn. A song tune [C major]; The Irish jigg [D major]; Mr Lane's maggot [D minor]; To the wars I must alass etc. A song tune [D major]

(p. 26) A minuet [D major]; A rigadoon [G major]; A ground dance by Mr Firbank [E minor]

(p. 27) Minuet Blenheim [F major]; Subligny's minuet [A major]; A rigadoon [G major]; Marlborough's march [F major]

(pp. 28-30) Blank ruled staves

(p. 31) A division on a ground by Mr Finger [with the ground bass; printed in The first part of the Division flute, 1706]

(pp. 32-33) Paul's steeple with divisions [with the ground bass; printed in The first part of the Division flute, 1706]

(p. 33) The curtain lecture. A song tune. Of all comforts I miscarried, etc. [A minor]; A song tune by Mr Leveridge. The sun was just setting, etc. [D major]

(pp. 34-35) Faronell's ground with divisions [with the ground bass; printed in The first part of the Division flute, 1706]

(pp. 36-37) Old Simon the king with divisions [with the ground bass; printed in The first part of the Division flute, 1706]

(pp. 38-39) Tollet's ground with divisions [with the ground bass; printed in The first part of the Division flute, 1706]

(pp. 40-41) Green Sleeves to a ground with divisions [with the ground bass; printed The first part of the Division flute, 1706]

(p. 41) A jigg by Mr Keen [C major]

(pp. 42-43) A division on a ground by Mr Banister [F major; with the ground bass; printed in The first part of the Division flute, 1706]

(p. 43) [Untitled, A minor]; A flourish [C major]

(pp. 44-45) A division on a ground by Mr. J Banister [G major; with the ground bass; printed in The first part of the Division flute, 1706]

(p. 45) A minuet by the Emperour [sic, B flat major]

(pp. 46-60) Blank ruled staves.

(p. 61) Johney cock thy beaver, with divisions [with the ground bass; printed in The first part of the Division flute, 1706]

(p. 62) A march [C major]; A saraband [D minor]; An aire by Mr Peasable [F major]; A minuet [F major]; A jigg [A minor]

(p. 63) A song tune, Blowzabella my bouncing doxy, etc. [G. Bononcini. Printed as 'The Italian song call'd Pastorella made into an English dialogue by T. Durfey', c 1700; C major]; Parthenia [D major]

(pp. 64-65) A sonata, or Signr Nicola's trumpet tune [F major]

(pp. 66-67) Sonata ye 2d [C major]

(p. 67) A song tune. Stop ye waves, etc. [G major]

(pp. 68-69) Sonata ye 3d compos'd by Mr Gasperine [Giovanni Gasperini; F major; printed in A collection of several excellent overtures ... to which is added that incomperable sonata for a flute, a violin and a bass by Mr. Gasperine, [1706])

(p. 69) A song tune [D minor]

(pp. 70-71) Sonata ye 4th [G major]

(p. 71) The union [G major]; A French jigg [G major]

(pp. 72-73) Sonatas ye 5th [C major]

(p. 73) A Sebell by Mr Finger [F major]

(pp. 74-75) Sonata ye 6th [F major]

(pp. 76-77) Sonata ye 7th [C major]

(pp. 78-79) Sonata ye 8th [F major]

(p. 79) Ianthe [D minor]

(pp. 80-81) Sonata ye 9th [D minor]

(p. 81) A Scotch tune [C major]

(pp. 82-83) Sonata ye 10th for a flute & a bass by Mr W. Williams [D minor; printed as A sonata for a single flute, [c 1700]]

(p. 83) The king's march, by Mr Clark [F major]

(pp. 84-85) Sonata ye 11th [C major]

(pp. 86-87) Sonata ye 12th by Mr Finger [G major]

(p. 87) A Scotch tune by Mr Finger [G major]

(pp. 88-89) Sonata ye 13th by Archangelo Corelli [op. 5 no. 9, D major, transposed to C major]

(p. 89) Purcell's Sebell [Z. T678, F major]; Fryday night [G major]

(pp. 90-91) Sonata ye 14th by Ar. Corelli [op. 5 no. 10, F major, transposed to G major]

(p. 91) What can I doe etc. A song tune [H. Purcell, 'What shall I do' from The Prophetess or the History of Dioclesian, Z. 627/18b]; A minuet [D minor]; The Dutch hurry [C major]

Dates

  • compiled c 1706-1710, with later additions

Extent

130 pages

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. c. 461

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16025

Abstract

'Aulologia [in Greek] or, Directions for playing on the flute. Together with a choice collection of the best and newest tunes for that instrument. [Latin quotation beginning]: Haudquaquam musici sunt ...', c 1706-1720.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Custodial History

Ownership inscription on title-page: 'W. Bradley Coll. Vigorn Socius [i.e. Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford] 1714'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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Title
'Aulologia [in Greek] or, Directions for playing on the flute. Together with a choice collection of the best and newest tunes for that instrument'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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