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Italian arias and duets

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MS. Mus. Sch. c. 51

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25 Italian arias etc., with instrumental accompaniment, copied in score from a French exemplar, late 17th cent. or perhaps (judging by errors in the Italian) a French copy of an Italian original.

Contents (with names of the operatic characters in square brackets):

  1. (fols. 1-3) Vieni... o figlia del gran Tonante. [Damon]
  2. (fols. 3v-6v) [Duet] Offra Amor. [Clori and Damon]
  3. (fols. 7-8v) Questo nodo fortunato. [Clori]
  4. (fols. 9-10) [Duet] Godete o lieti Amanti. [Clori and Damon]
  5. (fols. 10v-12) Vi si mostra la fortuna. [Cupido]
  6. (fols. 12-13) Soffre ogn'uno i suoi tormenti. [?Venere]
  7. (fols. 13-15v) Sol'amo la mia cara. [Clori]
  8. (fols. 16-17v) [Duet] La mia fe te sol'adora. [Clori and Damon]
  9. (fols. 17v-20) Marte dorme. [Cupido]
  10. (fols. 20-21v) Torna vieni amato bene. [Clori]
  11. (fols. 22-23) Tutto e pien di cacciatori. [Damon]
  12. (fols. 23v-25) In Capanna solitaria. [Tirsi]
  13. (fols. 25-25v) Quel gelo m'accora. [Damon]
  14. (fols. 26-27v) Le delitie d'amabil volto. [?Venere]
  15. (fols. 27v-28) Se ben mi punge Amor. [Tirsi]
  16. (fols. 29-30) In ogni loco d'Amor il foco. [Damon]
  17. (fols. 30-32v) Gradisci Amato Nume i Voti. [Clori and Damon]
  18. (fols. 32v-35) Deh renditi sensibile bel Nume. [Damon]
  19. (fol. 35v) Sarabanda. Son d'Alme occiose delitie penose. [Cupido]
  20. (fols. 36-37v) Duetto. Senza affanni i Cori Amanti. [Venere and Cupido
  21. (fols. 37v-38) Bella Dea che sei Regina. [Damon]
  22. (fols. 38v-41v) Vieni o Copia fortunata. [Venere]
  23. (fols. 42-43v) Voi salute o degni Amanti. [Cupido]
  24. (fols. 44-46v) [Duet] Innesti del'Alme. [Damona and Clori]
  25. (fols. 47-48) Destateri o mortali. [Cupido]. (See also 9)


  • Creation: late 17th cent.


48 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. c. 51, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Mus. Sch. c. 51

Former shelfmark:

Music School B. 6. 23

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17291


25 Italian arias and duets, with instrumental accompaniment, copied in score from a French exemplar, late 17th cent.

Other Finding Aids

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

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. 26412.

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

6 quires of 6 - watermark Eagle, and 3 quires of 4 - watermark Horn. Ruling 12 5-lined staves, marginal ruling. Formerly in a marbled paper cover.


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Italian arias and duets
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom