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Incidental music by Finger, Lenton, Purcell, Tollet and Eccles

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MS. Mus. Sch. c. 72 (Former shelfmark: Music School A. 5. 9-11)

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Part-books containing: incidental music by Finger, Lenton, Purcell, Tollet and Eccles, arranged for two violins and bass; flute music by Raphael Courteville and William Williams; and 'Nicola's Trumpet tune'. Copied by one hand, c 1700.

The parts-books are as follows: i, Violino [and flute] primo; ii, inscribed 'Mr. Fingar', [secundo]; iii, bass.

1-11: Incidental music: overtures and airs, except 8-13, which are 'sonata' and airs; numbered by the copyist.

12-15: Sonatas for two flutes [three of which are by Raphael Courteville, published c 1690 and 1698].
  1. G. Finger: 'Mr. Fingers Musick', 1-9, suite in B flat [RI 8.1-9]. i, pp. 1-3; ii, pp. 63-5, iii, pp. 121-123;
  2. Mr. Lenton: 1-9 (6, Hornpipe) in E flat. i, pp. 4-6; ii, pp. 65-67; iii, pp. 123-125;
  3. H. Purcell: 'Mr. Henry Purcel [The Virtuous Wife]', [Z. 611/1, 9, 2, 3, 4, 6]. i, pp. 6-8; ii, pp. 67-68; iii, pp. 125-126;
  4. G. Finger: 'Mr Fingers in Love for Love', 1-9 [RI 12.1-9]. i, pp. 8-10; ii, pp. 69-71; iii, pp. 127-128;
  5. T. Tollet: 'Mr. Tollet's Ayres', 1-7 in F (3, Hornpipe, 6, Minuet, 7, Chacone). i, pp. 11-13, ii, pp. 71-73; iii, pp. 129-131;
  6. G. Finger: 'Mr. Finger's Overture'. 4 sets, 1-7 in A [RI 24.1-7]; 8-13 ('Sonata' and airs) in B flat [RT 28.1-6]; 14-20 in A [RT 26.1-7]; 21-26 in D [RT 30.1-6] (12 and 16, Roundo; 26, Passagio). i, pp. 13-21; ii, pp. 74-81; iii, pp. 131-137;
  7. H. Purcell: 'Mr. Henry Purcels in Bonduca', [Z. 574/1-9] 1-9. i, pp. 22-24; ii, pp. 82-83; iii, pp. 138-139;
  8. G. Finger: 'Mr. Fingers in The City Lady', 1-9 [RI 4.1-9]. i, pp. 24-26; ii, pp. 84-85; iii, pp. 40-41;
  9. T. Tollet: 'Mr. Tollets', 1-8 in F minor. i, pp. 27-29; ii, pp. 86-88; iii, pp. 142-144;
  10. 'Mr. Henry Purcel [Purcell] in The Indian Queen' [Z. 630/3, 9, 4a, 1a, 2b, 1b, 2a]. i, pp. 30-31; ii, pp. 88-90; iii, pp. 144-145;
  11. 'Mr. John Eccles in The Italian Husband', 1-7. i, pp. 32-34; no second violin; iii, pp. 146-147;
  12. [R. Courteville]. Sonata [II, in C minor, for 2 flutes. Published as Sonata VII in Quatorse sonates a 2 flustes (Amsterdam: Etienne Roger, [1698])]. i, p. 35; ii, p. 93;
  13. [R. Courteville]. Sonata [I, in F major, for 2 flutes. Published as Sonata IX in Quatorse sonates a 2 flustes (Amsterdam: Etienne Roger, [1698])]. i, p. 36; ii, p. 94;
  14. [Anon.]. Sonata in D minor. i, p. 37; ii, p. 95;
  15. [R. Courteville]: Sonata [V, in G minor, for 2 flutes. Published as Sonata VII in Quatorse sonates a 2 flustes (Amsterdam: Etienne Roger, [1698])]. i, p. 38; ii, p. 96;
  16. [N. Mattheis]: 'Nicola's Trumpet Tune' [suite]. i, pp. 54-55.
  17. 'Sonata solo [for flute and bass] by Mr. William Williams', [published c 1700]. i, pp. 40-41; iii, pp. 148-149;

Dates

  • c 1700

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. c. 72, i, pp. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. Sch. c. 72 (Former shelfmark: Music School A. 5. 9-11)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17301

Abstract

Three part-books containing incidental music by Finger, Lenton, Purcell, Tollet and Eccles, arranged for two violins and bass; flute music by Raphael Courteville and William Williams; and 'Nicola's Trumpet tune', c 1700.

Biographical / Historical

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

John Lenton (1657-1719) was a violinist, singer and composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) was a composer and organist. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Thomas Tollet (d 1696?) was a musician and composer. See Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

John Eccles (c 1668-1735) was a composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Raphael Courteville (fl c 1673–c 1735) was an organist and composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

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

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. 26437.

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.

Bibliography

  • 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.

Physical Facet

Three part-books, now bound together. Each is a single quire: part-book i, 26 leaves plus an extra bifolium inserted between pp. 14 and 19; part-book ii, 26 leaves; part-book iii, 18 leaves. Paper of two kinds, watermarks Pro Patria, countermark 1A, not in Heawood, and Coat of Arms, countermark AB. Ruled with 12 five-line staves, red marginal ruling. Contemporary pagination, now superseded. Blank leaves at ends. Stiff paper covers.

Dimensions

Upright folio
Title
Incidental music by Finger, Lenton, Purcell, Tollet and Eccles
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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