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Collection of 17th-century French songs

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MS. Mus. Sch. d. 218

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Songs for treble with bass accompaniment, except for no. 7, 14-18. Calligraphic copy with pen and ink flourishes and two drawings of a woman's head (fols. 2v, 4v).

  1. (fol. 5) Air. O beauté pour qui je souspire.
  2. (fols. 6v-7) Air. Hélas! que des douleurs.
  3. (fols. 8v-9) Air. Que l'objet est charmant.
  4. (fols. 10v-11) Air. Incredule beauté.
  5. (fols. 12v-13) Air. Souspirs, ou courrez vous?
  6. (fols. 14v-15) Air. Faut il, O Dieux!
  7. (fol. 16) Air. Triple en courante. Hélas Caliste.
  8. (fols. 18v-19) Air. Belle Philis.
  9. (fols. 20v-21) Air. On me plaignant.
  10. (fols. 22v-23) Air. Astre naissant merveille.
  11. (fols. 24v-25) Air. Mes yeux n'esperez plus.
  12. (fols. 26v-27) Air. C'en est fait.
  13. (fols. 28v-29) Air. Quoy? Vous me deffendez d'aimer.
  14. (fol. 30v) Courante. Philis bel objet.
  15. (fol. 32) Chanson pour Boire. Aussitot que la lumière.
  16. (fols. 35v-36) Chanson pour dançer. L'Amour qui brûle.
  17. (fols. 37v-38) Chanson pour dançer. Je suis ce parfait amant.
  18. (fol. 39v) Chanson pour Boire. Quand j'ai le verre en main.


  • Creation: late 17th cent.


39 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. d. 218, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Mus. Sch. d. 218

Former shelfmark:

Music School B. 6. 25

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17345


18 French songs, late 17th cent.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

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

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. 26414.

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

39 leaves irregularly quired; many leaves have been removed. Watermark, Bird, somewhat resembling Heawood 199; countermarks LR, PR. Ruled according to need. Bound in silk embossed with pictures of a woman's face on each cover, much worn.


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Collection of 17th-century French songs
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom