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'Banoncinis Ayres'

 Single Item
MS. Mus. Sch. d. 250 (former reference: Music School B. 4. 10)

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The 24 pieces published in Bologna as Giovanni Maria Bononcini's Op. 12, Arie e Correnti a 3. Differences of key, order, etc. are found between the manuscript and the printed version. Carefully copied (perhaps the work of James Sherard as a very young man?).

Three instrumental parts: violin 1 (lacking no. 1), fols. 11-12v; violin 2, fols. 7-8v; organ, fols. 2-4.


  • Creation: Late 17th 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. d. 250, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Mus. Sch. d. 250 (former reference: Music School B. 4. 10)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17354


The 24 pieces published as Giovanni Maria Bononcini's Op. 12, Arie e Correnti a 3 (Bologna, 1678), late 17th cent?

Biographical / Historical

Giovanni Maria Bononcini (1678-1753) was a violinist and composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

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

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. 26541.

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.

Physical Facet

iii + 60 leaves. Watermark, Bend and Lily; countermark, IV. Ruling, 12 5-lined staves; red marginal ruling. Each instrumental part is in a white paper folder.


Large upright quarto

'Banoncinis Ayres'
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom