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Italian cantatas for various voices and continuo

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University College MS. 210/5

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Five 17th-cent. Italian cantatas for various voices and continuo (one with 2 violins and continuo) in the hand of a late 17th-cent. Italian copyist.

  1. (fols. 1-19v) Alessandro Stradella: 'Seneca svenato'. Begins: Se Nerone lo vuole. For tenor and continuo;
  2. (fols. 21-40v) Alessandro Stradella: 'L'incendio di Roma'. Begins: Sopra un eccelsa torre. For bass and continuo;
  3. (fols. 41-67) Antonio Cesti: 'La corte de Roma. Poesia di Salvator Rosa'. Begins: Era l'alba vicina. For soprano, 2 violins and continuo;
  4. (fols. 68-80v) Anon: 'Sansone pentito'. Begins: Lumi miei lagrimate. For bass and continuo;
  5. (fols. 81-101v) Pier Simone [Agostini]: 'La morte di Nerone'. Begins: Era gia stanco il ciel. For bass and continuo.


  • Creation: late 17th cent.


103 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. University College MS. 210/5, fols. 1-2].

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University College MS. 210/5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16064


Italian cantatas for various voices and continuo (one with 2 violins and continuo), late 17th cent.

Biographical / Historical

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

Custodial History

Previously lent by University College, Oxford to the Music Faculty Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Owned by University College, Oxford. Transferred to the Bodleian on deposit, 1995.

Physical Facet

Binding: 19th-cent. half calf with cloth covered boards. A small engraving is pasted at the head of each cantata.


Oblong octavo (105 × 280 mm)

Italian cantatas for various voices and continuo
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom