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'Canzoni alla Francese del Frescobaldi'

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MS. Mus. Sch. d. 258 (Former reference: Music School B. 4. 18)

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Canzoni (1645). 11 pieces for 2 violins, violetta, bass, which were printed in score, Venice: A. Vincenti, 1645. Parts transcribed 1677-1678.

Four instrumental parts: violin 1, fols. 2v-13; violin 2, fols. 16v-27, dated 15 Nov 1677; violetta, fols. 30v-41, dated 20 Nov 1677; bass, fols. 44v-55, dated 13 Jan 1678. Possibly owned by James Sherard.


  • Creation: 1677-1678


56 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. d. 258, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Mus. Sch. d. 258 (Former reference: Music School B. 4. 18)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17363


11 works for 2 violins, violetta and bass, 1677-1678.

Biographical / Historical

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) was a composer and keyboard virtuoso. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

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

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. 26549.

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 + 59 leaves. Each instrumental part occupies one quire, bound in grey board; title in ink. Watermark, cross, SC. Ruling, 10 5-lined staves, without marginal ruling. Bass numbered '4' and '3', top and bottom of spine.


Upright quarto

'Canzoni alla Francese del Frescobaldi'
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom