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Collection of motets, cantatas and madrigals by Italian composers, collected by the younger Richard Goodson

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MS. Mus. Sch. c. 9

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Scores, vi + 306 pages. Most of the pieces are for two treble voices. Among them were included some secular Italian pieces, and one motet each by Christopher Gibbons and Matthew Locke. Leaves from earlier books in the hands of Edward Lowe and others were incorporated with Goodson's own copies. Indexed by Philip Hayes inside front cover. Writers' names are given in the following list within square brackets.

1-2: [Goodson]

3-4: Motets for 2 trebles and continuo by Carissimi copied on leaves from a disused book

5-8: [Edward Lowe]: Motets for 3 voices and continuo

10-14: [Lowe]: Italian madrigals for 2, 3 and 4 voices

19-28: [Lowe and (from p. 150) Goodson]: Motets, etc., by Carissimi

30-37: [Goodson]:. 5-part motets by Palestrina, all but 29 from Offertoria, 1593

38-42: [Goodson]: Motets for 2 trebles and continuo

44-45: [Goodson]: Motets by English composers for treble, bass and continuo

  1. (pp. l-14) Alessandro Stradella: Benedictus (treble, counter-tenor, continuo)
  2. (pp. 16-19) D. Evis: 'Cho', Date jam modulos (5 parts and continuo)
  3. (pp. 25-30) Carissimi: Sicut mater consolatur filios
  4. (pp. 31-44) Carissimi: O quam mirabilia
  5. (pp. 46-50) Carissimi [really Monferrato]: Salve Regina
  6. (pp. 51-55) Carissimi: Audite sancti
  7. (pp. 56-59) 'Joha. Baptista' [really F.M. Marini]: Anima mea liquefacta est
  8. (pp. 60-66) Felice Sances: Plage tue Domine
  9. (pp. 66-71) Felice Sances: O Domine gutte tui sanguinis
  10. (pp. 72-74) [Monteverdi]: Tu dormi
  11. (pp. 75-78) [Monteverdi]: Al lume delle stelle
  12. (pp. 78-82) [Monteverdi]: Parlo misero
  13. (pp. 82-84) Carissimi: Amante che dite
  14. (p. 85) Dite o cieli
  15. (p. 86) Carissimi [really Locke]: Carissimi, Gloria patri in canon à 4
  16. (pp. 87-94) Bassani [or Carissimi?]: O quam suave (3 trebles, continuo)
  17. (pp. 95-118) Carissimi's Jephtha, copied by the same hand as 3-4
  18. (pp. 119-126) Carissimi: E pur vuole il cielo (2 trebles, continuo)
  19. (pp. 128-136) Carissimi: Exultabunt justi (3 trebles, continuo)
  20. (pp. 137-147) Carissimi: Judicium Salomonis
  21. (pp. 148-155) Carissimi: Annunciate gentes. 5 voc. Text in another hand. Finished by Goodson
  22. (pp. 156-168) Carissimi: Confitebor tibi Domine (2 trebles, bass, continuo)
  23. (pp. 170-175) Carissimi: Exulta gaude filia Sion (2 trebles, continuo)
  24. (pp. 175-179) Carissimi: Cantabo Domino in vita mea (2 trebles, continuo)
  25. (pp. 180-187) Carissimi: Quo tam laetus (2 trebles, continuo)
  26. (pp. 187-191) Carissimi: Laudemus virum gloriosum (2 trebles, continuo)
  27. (pp. 192-198) Carissimi: Cum reverteretur David (3 trebles, continuo)
  28. (pp. 198-203) Carissimi: Egredimini (3 trebles, continuo)
  29. (pp. 203-211) Carissimi: A pie d'un verde (2 trebles, continuo); copied by another hand
  30. (pp. 112-124) [Palestrina]: Manus tuae Domine [Part 2 of Paucitas dierum, Motets V, 1584]
  31. (pp. 217-219) [Palestrina]: [Tui] sunt coeli, lacking beginning
  32. (pp. 220-223) [Palestrina]: Elegerunt Apostoli
  33. (pp. 223-236) [Palestrina]: Justus ut palma
  34. (pp. 226-229) [Palestrina]: Anima nostra sicut passer
  35. (pp. 230-233) [Palestrina]: Posuisti Domine
  36. (pp. 233-236) [Palestrina]: Deus enim firmavit orbem
  37. (pp. 236-239) [Palestrina]: Inveni David
  38. (pp. 242-250) [Bassani]: Pulchra es amica mea
  39. (pp. 251-257) [Bassani]: Advolate fideles populi. Incomplete
  40. (pp. 258-262) [Casati]: Exultate justi
  41. (pp. 263-268) Casati: Magnificate caeli
  42. (pp. 269-276) Bassani: Laetare folia principis. Published, Concerti Sacri, op. 11, 1692
  43. (pp. 277-283) Stradella: Duet, La ragion m'assicura
  44. (pp. 284-286) [Locke]: Agnosce O Christiane
  45. (pp. 287-290) C. Gibbons: Celebrate dominum
  46. (pp. 290-298) Bassani: Gaude alma dilecta. Published, Concerti Sacri, op. 11, 1692 (2 trebles, counter-tenor, continuo)
  47. (pp. 301-305) Bononcini: Impara a non dar fede

For a further description of this manuscript by J.P. Wainwright, please consult Music staff.


  • Creation: [1720s-1730s]


312 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. c. 9, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Mus. Sch. c. 9

Former shelfmark:

Music School A. 6. 14

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17287


Collection of motets, cantatas and madrigals by Italian composers, collected by the younger Richard Goodson, [1720s-1730s].

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details of the composers represented here can be found in the Grove Music Online.

Other Finding Aids

Robert Hake, [Catalogue of the Music School Collection], c 1850-1855. No. V.

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. 26361.

RISM 800274075

Custodial History

This item is part of the Music School collection of printed and manuscript music, which was originally bequeathed to the University of Oxford by William Heather (c 1563-1627), and gradually added to until the end of the 18th century.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the Bodleian in 1885.

Physical Facet

Bound for Richard Goodson in calf with blind tooling. Six watermarks, the paper having probably been used in the following order: 1, Fleur de Lys, HG, used by Lowe (pp. 46-78); 2, Fleur de Lys, IHS, used by Lowe and Goodson jointly, and for the older book (pp. 79-86, 127-68, 25-44 and 95-118); 3, Fleur de Lys, DS, used by Goodson (pp. 1-24,87-94, 119-126,169-285 except 209-216); 4, Fleur de Lys, different IHS (pp. 209-216); 5, Fleur de Lys, P (pp. 286-299); 6, Fleur de Lys, GP (pp. 300-305). A leaf is lost after p. 216. All ruled with 10 5-lined staves, with red marginal ruling.


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