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Instrumental suites by John Hingeston


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8 part-books for suites by John Hingeston: 'treble', i (MS. Mus. Sch. d. 205); 'countertenor et treble', ii (MS. Mus. Sch. d. 206); 'contratenor', iii (MS. Mus. Sch. d. 207); 'base 1st', iv (MS. Mus. Sch. d. 208); 'base dvoes', v (MS. Mus. Sch. d. 209); 'cantus et baseis dvoes', vi (MS. Mus. Sch. d. 210); 'organ', vii (MS. Mus. Sch. d. 211); and further organ part (MS. Mus. Sch. e. 382).


  • Creation: mid-17th cent (before 1682)


0.88 Linear metres (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. d. 205, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Mus. Sch. d. 205-211, e. 382

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17341


Part-books for suites by John Hingeston, mostly for viols, mid-17th cent (before 1682).

Biographical / Historical

John Hingeston (c 1606-1683) was a composer and viol player. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

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.


  • Lynn Hulse, 'John Hingeston', Chelys vol. 12 (1983), pp. 23-42 (article 3).
  • Rebecca Herissone, Musical creativity in Restoration England (Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. 297 ff.
Suites by John Hingeston
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Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom