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'New Bookes for vocall'

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MSS. Mus. Sch. c. 20-23

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Eight 3-part motets copied by E. Lowe in part-books. i, [Cantus 1mus]; ii, Cantus 2dus; iii, Bass; iv, Basso continuo. Motets 4-8 are for 3 voices and 3 instruments. The instrumental parts are in MSS. Mus. Sch. c. 12-19, nos. 77-81.

  1. H. Bowman. Miserere. i, pp. 1-7; ii, fols. 3-6; iii, pp. 1-4; iv, pp. 1-3.
  2. Silvestro. Cantate. i, pp. 8-10; ii, fols. 6v-7v; iv, p. 4.
  3. Casati. Jesu amor dulcissime. i, pp. 11-13; iii, pp. 5-7; iv, p. 5.
  4. Carissimi. In te Domine speravi. i, pp. 14-18; ii, fols. 8-10; iii, pp. 8-9; iv, pp. 6-7.
  5. Carissimi. Suscitavit Dominus. i, pp. 18-19; ii, fols. 10-11; iii, pp. 10-11; iv, p. 8.
  6. Carissimi. Surgamus. i, pp. 20-2; ii, fols. 11-12; iii, p. 11; iv, p. 9.
  7. Carissimi. Militia est vita. i, pp. 23-4; ii, fols. 12v-13v; iii, pp. 12-14; iv, p. 10.
  8. Deus misereatur. i, pp. 25-8; ii, fols. 14-15v; iii, pp. 14-17; iv, pp. 10-11.

'The paper and bindinge... cost 9s. 6d. the 1st of May. 1680'.


  • Creation: [1680]


1 box

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. c. 20, fols. 1-2]

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MSS. Mus. Sch. c. 20-23

Former shelfmarks:

Music School A. 6. 29-32

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17463


'New Bookes for vocall'. Eight 3-part motets copied by E. Lowe, [1680].

Biographical / Historical

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

Other Finding Aids

Not on the 1682 list.

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

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. 26376-26379.

RISM 800262341

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

i: 82 leaves, paginated 1-23, fols. 29-end blank; ii: 46 leaves, paginated 1-21, fols. 16-end blank; iii: 28 leaves, paginated 1-17, fols. 13-end blank; iv: 32 leaves, paginated 1-11, fols. 9-end blank. Watermarks Fleur de Lys, countermarks IHS and PSAB. Ruling, 12 5-lined staves, red marginal ruling. Originally stitched within blue paper covers.


Large upright folio

EAD version 2019
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