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'Arie con Tromba Sola del Sigr, by Al[essan]dro Scarlatti'

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MS. Mus. Sch. e. 394

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Professional copy, for the most part lacking calligraphic titles for which space was left. A note of c 1740 mentioning Dr (Francis) Astry and (Fairmedow) Pennyston of Balliol College, Oxford is on p. ii.

  1. (pp. 1-12) Si suoni la Tromba.
  2. (pp. 13-25) In terra la guerra.
  3. (pp. 27-33) Con voce festiva.
  4. (pp. 34-38) Rompe sprezza.
  5. (pp. 39-52) Si riscaldi il Tebro.
  6. (pp. 53-66) 'Aria, in forma di Menuet alla Francese' (Mio Tesoro per moro).
  7. (pp. 67-77) Farò la vendetta.

Former Music School shelfmark lost in rebinding.


  • Creation: 1st half of 18th cent.


80 pages

Language of Materials

  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. e. 394, pp. 1-2].

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MS. Mus. Sch. e. 394

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17375


'Arie con Tromba Sola del Sigr. Al[essan]dro Scarlatti', 1st half of 18th cent.

Biographical / Historical

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725) was a composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

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

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. 26488.

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. The present manuscript was probably once owned by James Sherard.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the Bodleian in 1885.


Edited from this manuscript and published as: 7 arie con tromba sola, for D trumpet, soprano & basso continuo (with optional violoncello), edited by Henry Meredith (Nashville TN: The Brass Press, 1980)

Physical Facet

Quired in fours. Watermarks: Fleur de Lys, first gathering, countermark IV; 2nd-10th, countermark HD. Ruling, 8 5-lined staves, red marginal ruling. Binding, marbled paper.


Oblong quarto

'Arie con Tromba Sola del Sigr, by Al[essan]dro Scarlatti'
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom