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Orchestral parts used at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford

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MS. Mus. c. 638

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Orchestral parts used at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford, c 1755-early 19th cent., in various hands, of which only one, of William Walond (1719-1768) can be identified (item (1)). Many parts are marked 'Music Room' or 'Oxford'. The works are mainly excerpts from operas.

Contents:
  1. (fols. 1-6) 2nd horn parts for the overtures to Thomas Arne's Alfred, Artaxerxes, Eliza, Judith, and Thomas and Sally, together with the airs 'When with love' by John Stanley, and 'Behold on Lethe's dismal strand' from Arne's Artaxerxes. In the hand of William Walond, the Oxford Musical Society's main copyist in the mid-18th cent. The Eliza overture appears to have been copied c 1755, the remainder c 1765. 6 leaves;
  2. (fols. 7-30) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): 'Non più andrai' from Le nozze di Figaro. Parts for vn 1 (x 2), vn 2 (x 2), va, basso (x 2), fls, obs, bsns, hns, tpts; c 1810?. 24 leaves;
  3. (fols. 31-61) Giuseppe Sarti (1729-1802): 'Che vi par' from Le nozze di Dorina (1782). Parts for vn 1 (x 2), vn 2 (x 2), va, basso (x 2), fls, bsns, hns; c 1820. 31 leaves;
  4. (fols. 62-93) Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): 'Ah qual colpo' and 'Zitti zitti' from Il barbiere di Siviglia (1816). Parts for vn 1 (x 2), vn 2 (x 2), va, basso (x 2), fls, bsns, hns, tpts (wanting cls). Same copyist as (2). c 1820. 32 leaves;
  5. (fols. 94-101) Ferdinando Paer (1771-1839): Overture to Agnese (1809). Parts for vn 1 (x 2), vn 2 (x 2), basso, c 1820? 8 leaves;
  6. (fols. 102-103) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Overture to Le nozze di Figaro. Basso part. Watermark date: 1812. 2 leaves.
  7. (fols. 104-107) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Overture to Die Zauberflöte. Parts for fl 1, fl 2. Watermark date: 1811. 4 leaves;
  8. (fols. 108-111) Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony no. 82 in C major ('L'ours') [Hob. I:82]. Basso part, c 1800?. 3 leaves;
  9. (fols. 112-115) Vn 2 part of an unidentified overture in D minor/major, copied c 1820? 4 leaves.

Dates

  • c 1755 - c 1820

Extent

115 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. c. 638, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. c. 638

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15966

Abstract

Orchestral parts of works by various composers used at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford, c 1755 - c 1820

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Faculty of Music, 1999.

Dimensions

Folio (300 × 240 mm) and oblong folio (240 × 300 mm).
Title
Orchestral parts used at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford, c 1755-early 19th century
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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