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'Tunes composed by John Malchair for the 3 stringed violin also others for the common violin. The whole adapted by William Crotch for the Piano Forte.'

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MS. Mus. d. 32

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'Tunes composed by John Malchair for the 3 stringed violin [pts. 1-2, pp. 1-281, also others for the common violin [pt. 3, pp. 29-51], The whole adapted by William Crotch for the Piano Forte.'

These tunes are interspersed with numerous notes and anecdotes about Malchair by Dr. Crotch. The originals were composed by Malchair in about 1783-1799, and this book was copied out by Crotch for Malchair perhaps chiefly in about 1800. The volume remained with Malchair till 1804, when he gave it to Crotch, who added many personal notes at various later dates.

(pp. v-vi) are an autograph leaf of pencil notes by Malchair (about Thomas Worlidge, -- Hagley of Bristol and Edmund Broderip) 'from Dr Wellesley's sale', 1866: but the whole leaf has unfortunately been traced over in ink.

Dates

  • written in about A.D. 1800-1835, chiefly by W. Crotch

Extent

78 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. d. 32

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18828

Abstract

'Tunes composed by John Malchair for the 3 stringed violin also others for the common violin. The whole adapted by William Crotch for the Piano Forte', written in about A.D. 1800-1835, chiefly by W. Crotch.

Biographical / Historical

John Malchair [formerly Johann Baptist Malscher] (bap. 1730-1812) was a folksong collector.

William Crotch (1775–1847) was a composer 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. 29151.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from mr. T. W. Taphouse on Dec. 10, 1878, for £2.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

9 7/8 × 15 in.
Title
'Tunes composed by John Malchair for the 3 stringed violin also others for the common violin. The whole adapted by William Crotch for the Piano Forte.'
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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