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12 'Sonate à 2 Violini', op. 2, by Giovanni Battista Vitali

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MS. Mus. Sch. d. 257 (Former shelfmark: Music School B. 4. 17)

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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


31 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. d. 257, fols. 1-2].

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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.

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

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.


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'Sonate à 2 Violini', op. 2 by Giovanni Battista Vitali
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom