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Italian arias in score

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MS. Mus. Sch. e. 395 (Former reference Music School B. 5. 40)

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Spaces contain the 3-part compositions of an early owner, possibly James Sherard, pp. 6-7, 11, 12, 22, 54, 66, 76, 90.

  1. (pp. 1-11) Michele Fini. Ha un gusto da stordire.
  2. (pp. 13-21) Da te cara mi' viene.
  3. (pp. 22-38) [Giovanni Chinzer]. Ah mi dividon' l'anima gli acerbi affani. [Previously ascribed to Pergolesi].
  4. (pp. 39-53) Dunque oh Dei tradito io sono.
  5. (pp. 55-65) Michele Fini. Alla selva al prato al rio.
  6. (pp. 67-75) 'Del Sigr. Campeggi'. Nel rammentarmi il nome.
  7. (pp. 79-89) Il vostro audace orgoglio.


  • Creation: early 18th cent.


1 box

Language of Materials

  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. e. 395, pp. 1-2].

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MS. Mus. Sch. e. 395 (Former reference Music School B. 5. 40)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17376


Italian arias in score, early 18th cent.

Biographical / Historical

Michele Fini (1708-1752) was a composer. The other name is probably that of Ridolfo Campeggi (1565-1624), dramatist, poet and librettist, who would have provided the words rather than the music.

Other Finding Aids

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

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. 26491.

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.

Physical Facet

iv + 92 pages, quired in sixes and eights. Watermark, Fleur de Lys. Ruling, 10 5-lined staves. 'Jonhanes (?) Andrews' pencilled inside front cover. Binding quarter calf, marbled boards.


Oblong quarto

Italian arias in score
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom