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Volume of parochial psalmody, consisting largely of 18th-cent. anthems

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MS. Mus. e. 55

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Volume of parochial psalmody, consisting of a service and anthems, mostly of the early 18th cent. For SATB, without indication of accompaniment. Ink score in one hand except for fol. 84.

  1. (fols. 1- 12v) Orlando Gibbons: Short service in F: 'Te Deum by Mr Gibbons';
  2. (fols. 13-24) [Gibbons: Benedictus in F];
  3. (fols. 24v-31v) [Gibbons: Magnificat in F];
  4. (fols. 32-35) [Gibbons: Nunc dimittis in F];
  5. (fols. 36-41) [John Chetham]: 'An anthem taken out of the 105 Ps. vses 1,2,3,4,7,8'. Begins: O give thanks unto the Lord;
  6. (fols. 41v-45v) [John Chetham]: 'Anthem taken out of the 13 Ps.' Begins: How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord';
  7. (fols. 46-52) 'Anthem taken out of the 47 Ps. by Richard Sawyer. O clap your hands together all ye people'. Begins: O sing unto God with a voice of melody';
  8. (fols. 52v-56v) 'An anthem taken out of the 12. Isaiah by Mr. Knepp [i.e. William Knapp]'. Begins: O Lord I will praise thee';
  9. (fols. 57-59v) [John Hilton or Richard Farrant, attrib.]: 'Lord for thy tender mercy sake';
  10. (fol. 60) 'Lord thou art become gracious'. For SB. 1st 7 bars only. Abandoned;
  11. (fols. 60v-70v) 'Anthem Psalm the 29 by John Smith'. Verse anthem. Begins: Bring unto the Lord O ye mighty;
  12. (fols. 71-78v) 'A [sic] anthem out of the 104 Psalm'. Begins: Praise the Lord O my soul';
  13. (fols. 79-83v) 'An anthem taken of the 81 Ps. by Mr Purcel'. Begins: Sing we merrily unto God our strength'. Attributed to Henry Purcell [Z. D7];
  14. (fol. 84r+v) 'A hymn for Christmas Day'. Tenor part only. Begins: Let Hallelujah from the earth ascend.


  • Creation: c 1730?


84 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. e. 55, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Mus. e. 55

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16045


Volume of parochial psalmody, consisting of a service and anthems, c 1730?

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Biographical details unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Peter Ward Jones, 2009.

Physical Facet

84 leaves; 4 staves to a page. Binding: limp vellum over paper boards.


Oblong octavo (120 × 210 mm)

Parochial psalmody, consisting largely of anthems
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom