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'Introduction to ... Thoro' Bass' and 'sonatas for the violin(?) and songs'

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MS. Mus. c. 8

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  1. (fol. 3). A printed 'Introduction to ... Thoro' Bass ... By A. B.' (Edinb., 1717, folio) with pp. 7-8 in manuscript and preceded by a copy of a complimentary poem by the Master of Stormont to 'Mr. Bayne' on his Institutions of Music (beg. 'The various gifts ').
  2. (fol. 9). Some sonatas for the violin (?) and songs, partly by 'Signor Valentini': at fols. 11, 32 is 'Corelis 9th Soloe for the flute.'


  • Creation: written in the 18th century


34 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. c. 8, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Mus. c. 8

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18836


'Introduction to ... Thoro' Bass' and 'sonatas for the violin(?) and songs', written in the 18th century.

Biographical / Historical

Giuseppe Valentini (1681-1753) was a composer, violinist and poet.

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. 29165.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Lot 340 in part 1 of the David Laing sale, Dec. 1, 1879, where it was bought for 10s.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 3/8 × 8 1/4 in.

'Introduction to ... Thoro' Bass' and 'sonatas for the violin(?) and songs'
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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