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William Boyce: 'Tromba II' part for his Twelve Overtures (London, 1770), in the hand of Gerald Finzi

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Mus. 221 c. 905 (10)

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Tromba 2 part copied by Gerald Finzi from Bodleian manuscripts of William Boyce's court odes. It is inserted here in the printed volume of Twelve overtures in seven, nine, ten, and twelve parts; for violins, hautboys, flutes, horns, trumpets, and drums, a tenor, violoncello or bassoon, and a figured bass for the harpsichord. . By W. Boyce (London : [for the composer], 1770).

Dates

  • [1920s-1940s]

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

Mus. 221 c. 905 (10)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18140

Abstract

William Boyce: 'Tromba II' part for the 'Twelve Overtures' (London, 1770), in the hand of Gerald Finzi, [1920s-1940s].

Biographical / Historical

William Boyce (1711-1779) was a composer, organist and editor. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) was a composer, organist and editor. See Grove Music Online for further details.

No original printed copy of this part has survived. Finzi reconstructed the 2nd trumpet part from the manuscripts of Boyce's court odes (from which the 'Twelve Overtures' were taken) in the Bodleian Music School collection, and presumably gave it to Alfred Moffat who owned a set of the printed parts (partly original, partly photostat). A similar manuscript copy is with Finzi's own printed copy of the Twelve Overtures, now in St Andrews University Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1986.

Related Materials

The manuscripts of the Court Odes from which Finzi copied the instrumental part are mostly contained in MSS. Mus. Sch. D. 298-340.

Bibliography

  • William Boyce, Overtures, edited by Gerald Finzi. Musica Britannica, 13. (London: Stainer & Bell, 1957).
Title
William Boyce: 'Tromba II' part for his 'Twelve Overtures' (London, 1770), in the hand of Gerald Finzi
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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