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Arias selected from operas performed in Rome, 1696-1697, with concert arias and cantatas

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Two pairs of volumes, in which were bound copies of arias selected from operas performed in Rome, 1696-1697, with concert arias and cantatas. Scores (usually for voice and figured bass), with some instrumental parts also included. Copied by several professional hands, probably in Rome c 1696-1697. Incomplete and slightly disordered.

Dates

  • c 1696-1697

Extent

4 physical shelfmarks (0.44 linear metres)

Language of Materials

  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. e. 388, pp. 1-2].
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MSS. Mus. Sch. e. 388-391

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17373

Abstract

Two pairs of volumes, in which were bound copies of arias selected from operas performed in Rome, 1696-1697, with concert arias and cantatas, c 1696-1697.

Biographical / Historical

Francesco Gasparini (1661-1727), Flavio Carlo Lanciani (1661-1706), Luigi Mancia(1665?-1708), Giacomo Antonio Perti (1661-1756) and Bernardo Sabadini (d 1718) were Italian composers. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

Robert Hake, [Catalogue of the Music School Collection], c 1850-1855. Nos. LXXVII-LXXVIII.

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, nos. 26482-26485.

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

Four volumes in two, 232, 238, 160 and 242 pages of music, respectively. 1. MS. Mus. Sch. e. 388 is quired generally in fours; watermark, Fleur de Lys; ruled generally with 10 5-lined staves to a page. MS. Mus. Sch. e. 389 is quired generally in fours; watermark, Fleur de Lys; ruled with 10 5-lined staves to a page. In white board covers. 2. MS. Mus. Sch. e. 390 is quired in fours; watermark, Fleur de Lys; ruled with 8 5-lined staves to a page. MS. Mus. Sch. e. 391 (1) is irregularly quired; watermark cut; ruled 10 5-lined staves to a page. MS. Mus. Sch. e. 391 (2) is quired in twelves; watermark, three crescents; ruled with 10 5-lined staves to a page. Speckled calf binding with inlay and blind fillets and corner ornament; gold ornament on spine.

Dimensions

Oblong qaurto
Title
Arias selected from operas performed in Rome, 1696-1697, with concert arias and cantatas
Status
Published
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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