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Three settings of the Te Deum and Jubilate in full score, by Henry Purcell, William Croft and George Frederic Handel

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MS. Mus. c. 575

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Three settings of the Te Deum and Jubilate in full score, by Henry Purcell, William Croft and George Frederic Handel. The first two in a manuscript copy probably made in the 1730s, the third in the printed Walsh edition of 1732/1733.

The Purcell and Croft settings have manuscript title-pages imitating the style of that of the Handel, indicating that the volume was conceived as a whole.

Engraved portraits of the composers, taken from other publications, face their respective title-pages.
  1. (fols. 1-23) 'Te Deum et Jubilate, for voices and instruments, made for St. Cæcilia's Day, 1694, by the late Mr. Henry Purcel [sic]'. Z. 232. Portrait by J. Closterman, engraved by R. White, from Orpheus Britannicus, book 1 (1698) pasted on fol. iii verso.
  2. (fols. 24-80v) 'Te Deum et Jubilate, for voices and instruments, perform'd before the Sons of the Clergy at the Cathedral-Church of St Paul. Compos'd by Dr. William Croft'. In D major. Composed 1709. Portrait by T. Murray, engraved by G. Vertue, from Musica sacra (1724) on fol. 24v.
  3. (fols. 81-117) 'Te Deum et Jubilate, for voices and instruments, perform'd before the Sons of the Clergy at the Cathedral-Church of St. Paul. Compos'd by George Frederick Handel'. Printed score, London, John Walsh ([1732/1733]). The 'Utrecht' setting, HWV 278-279. Smith no. 1. Extra figuring has been added to the bass line by the copyist of the first two items. Portrait engraved by J. Houbraken on fol. 81v. (not belonging to this edition).

Dates

  • [1730s]

Extent

222 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. c. 575

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15936

Abstract

Three settings of the Te Deum and Jubilate in full score, by Henry Purcell, William Croft and George Frederic Handel, 1730s.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) was a composer and organist. See Grove Music Online for further details.

William Croft (c 1678-1727) was a composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

George Frederic Handel (c 1685-1759) was a composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Custodial History

Signature of G.W(?) Ernington on rear pastedown. 'Presented to the Malta Protestant College by Fredk Sergeant, Decr 1852' (fol. ii). Bookplate of James Bellamy (1819-1909), St. John's College, Oxford. Former shelfmark (Faculty of Music Library): M.S.L. 8.b.19.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Faculty of Music Library, 1995.

Physical Facet

iii + 119 leaves. Binding: 18th-cent. full panelled calf, with blind tooling (spine renewed).
Title
Three settings of the Te Deum and Jubilate by Henry Purcell, William Croft and George Frederic Handel
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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