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Nine English songs, with vocal score

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MS. Mus. Sch. C. 96

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Nine English songs, with vocal score:--Tom of Bedlam (beg. 'Forth from the dark': fol. 3); 'Lucifer cælestis olim hierarchiæ princeps' (fol. 3v); Bess of Bedlam, by H. Purcell (beg. 'From silent shades': fol. 4v); 'Go, perjur'd man', by John Blow (fol. 5v); 'When death shall part us', by M. Locke (fol. 6v); 'Were I to choose', by H. Purcell (fol. 7v); 'Let Hector, Achilles' (fol. 8v); 'Drag him down', a chorus (fol. 10): 'The second part to Tom of Bedlam', without music (fol. 49). Foll. 1-2, 11-45% 46-48, 50-end are blank.


  • Creation: Written in the second half of the 17th cent.


64 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. C. 96, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Mus. Sch. C. 96

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20655


Nine English songs, with vocal score.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Purcell (1659-95) was a composer and organist. See Grove Music Online for further details.

John Blow (1648/9-1708) was a composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 26465

Hake catalogue (c.1855) no. 66

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquisition details unknown.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 5/8 × 8 1/4 in.

Nine English songs, with vocal score
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom