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'Violino Secundo' of sonatas for two violins, bass and basso continuo by Corelli, Bassani and Finger

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MS. Mus. Sch. c. 62 (Former reference: Music School B. 6. 40)

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A collection of sonatas, probably copied by James Sherard as a young man:

1-12 (fols. 2v-15) 'Arkangello Correlli' [Corelli. Sonatas, op. 3]. '12 Sonate's by Archangello Correlli. Opera Secunda' [sic for Tertia].

13-26 (fols. 15v-28) 'Archangello Correlli' [Corelli. Sonatas, op. 1]. '14 Sonate's by Archangello Correlli. Opera Prima'. The published no. 1 is lacking. Really 13, as there is no no. 3. Nos. 13 and 14, in G minor and E minor, are not in the printed edition of op. 1.

27-38 (fols. 28v-40) 'Bassania' [G.B. Bassani. Sonatas, op. 5]. '12 Sonate's by Mr. Bassania'. The first four sonatas are in the order 3, 1, 4, 2.

39-48 (fols. 40v-50) 'Mr. Finger'. '10 Sonate's by Mr. Godfrey Finger', in B minor [RI 181], B minor [RI 183], E [RI 189], D [RI 184], F sharp minor [RI 195], D [RI 185], C 'for 3 violins & bass' [RI 205], E [RI 188a], B minor [RI 182a], and A [RI 203]. Nos. 1, 8 and 9 are op. 5 nos. 7-9.

Dates

  • [c 1700]

Extent

1 volume

Language of Materials

  • Italian
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. c. 62, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. Sch. c. 62 (Former reference: Music School B. 6. 40)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17295

Abstract

'Violino Secundo' of sonatas for two violins, bass and basso continuo by Corelli, Bassani and Finger, c 1700.

Biographical / Historical

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) was a composer and violinist. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Giovanni Battista Bassani (c 1650-1716) was a composer, violinist and organist. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Gottfried [Godfrey] Finger (c 1660-1730) was a viol player and composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

James Sherard [Sharwood] (1666-1738) was an apothecary, botanist and amateur musician. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

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

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. 26427.

Custodial History

The Music School collection of printed and manuscript music 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.

Bibliography

  • Margaret Crum, 'James Sherard and the Oxford Music School Collection', conference paper (Oxford, 1986) [unpublished].
  • Robert G. Rawson, From Olomouc to London: the early music of Gottfried Finger (c 1655-1730)PhD dissertation, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2002 [RI], p. 368.
  • Arthur W. Marshall, 'The viola da gamba music of Godfrey Finger', Chelys 1 (1969), pp. 16-26.

Physical Facet

51 leaves, quired in sixes and fours with one extra leaf inserted (fol. 50). Watermark, Fleur de Lys, countermark as Heawood 1814. Ruling, 12 5-lined staves, red marginal ruling. Binding, calf with blind tooling, 'Violino Secundo' in gold within a gold tooled frame.

Dimensions

Large upright folio
Title
'Violino Secundo' of sonatas for two violins, bass and basso continuo by Corelli, Bassani and Finger
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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