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Songs and Odes, all except one by Henry Purcell, words and music

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MS. Mus. c. 28

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Songs and Odes, all except one by Henry Purcell (d. 1695), words and music:
  1. (fol. 3). Songs from D'Urfey's Don Quixote;
  2. (fol. 19). Ode for the birthday of queen Mary, April 30, beg. 'Now does the glorious day';
  3. (fol. 40). 'Ode on St. Cecilia's Day, set to music by mr. (Thomas) Norris, late master of the children and one of the Cathedral at Lincoln', beg. 'Begin the noble song';
  4. (fol. 64). Music for part of Bonduca, 'no. 19';
  5. (fol. 78) Ode for the birthday of queen Mary, April 30, beg. 'Celebrate this festivall';
  6. (fol. 100). Some hymns, one of which (beg. 'O happy man') is stated in a note by Vincent Novello, July 30, 1829 (fol. 123), to be 'probably the only copy extant.'
Arts. 5 and 6 are stated to be Purcell's autograph.

(fol. 100) is torn.

Dates

  • written in the 17th century, partly by H. Purcell (?)

Extent

126 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. c. 28, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. c. 28

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18725

Abstract

Songs and Odes, all except one by Henry Purcell, words and music, written in the 17th century, partly by H. Purcell.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Purcell (1659–1695) was an organist and composer.

Thomas Norris (bap.1742-1790) was a singer and organist.

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. 28973.

Custodial History

Purchased at the (dr. Samuel) Arnold sale, May 24, 1803, by W. Russell for £2 2s. (?); owned by 'James Pears.'

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought at a sale at messrs. Puttick's on Dec. 22, 1869 (lot 613) for £7 10s.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 × 8 3/4 in.
Title
Songs and Odes, all except one by Henry Purcell, words and music
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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