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The full score of 'Saul, an oratorio. Sett to Music

 Single Item
MS. Mus. b. 13

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The full score of 'Saul, an oratorio. Sett to Music by G: F: Handel Esqr with lists of parts.


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1750-1760


216 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. b. 13, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Mus. b. 13

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20443


The full score of 'Saul, an oratorio. Sett to Music

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 30643

Custodial History

This MS. was spontaneously restored by Mr. Taphouse. A certain long-deceased musician, who had a special interest in 'Saul', is reputed to have stolen from the Music School Library.

'July, 1771. Purchased for the use of the Musical Society in Oxford, together with Hercules, by Thos. Bever, LL.D., Coll: Omn. Anim. Soc:.' 'Given to me by Dr. A. H. Mann, Organist of King's Coll. Camb. T. W. Taphouse, March 12, 02:' a postcard by dr. Mann of March 18, 1902, states that he purchased the volume 'in an old shop at Birmingham some time ago.'

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Stolen after stamping ..., but restored 14. 3. 1902. Referenced 17. 3. 1902', note by the Librarian in handlist.

Physical Facet

On paper


19 1/8 × 12 1/4 in.

The full score of 'Saul, an oratorio. Sett to Music
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom