12 'Sonate à 2 Violini', op. 2, by Giovanni Battista Vitali
Giovanni Battista Vitali, [Trio sonatas, violins, continuo, op. 2]. 12 'Sonate à 2 Violini', lacking basso continuo part. Violin 1, fols. 1v-13; violin 2, fols. 17v-29. Possibly owned by James Sherard. First published: Bologna, 1667.
- Creation: 17th cent., 2nd half
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. d. 257, fols. 1-2].
MS. Mus. Sch. d. 257 (Former shelfmark: Music School B. 4. 17)
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 17362
12 'Sonate à 2 Violini', op. 2, by Giovanni Battista Vitali, 2nd half of 17th cent.
Biographical / Historical
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632-1692) was a composer, cellist and singer. See Grove Music Online for further details.
Other Finding Aids
Robert Hake, [Catalogue of the Music School Collection], c 1850-1855. No. CXXI.
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. 26548.
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.
Violin 1, 3 quires of 4, 1 of 2; violin 2, 4 quires of 4. Watermark, Lamb and Flag, A. Ruling, 9 5-lined staves without marginal ruling. Covers, grey boards with titles in ink.
- 'Sonate à 2 Violini', op. 2 by Giovanni Battista Vitali
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