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L'Ascanio, opera by Giuseppe Antonio Bernabei

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MS. Mus. Sch. e. 385-387 (Former reference: Music School B. 5. 28-30)

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Giuseppe Antonio Bernabei, opera 'L'Ascanio' [Ascanio], written for performance at the carnival in Munich in January 1686. Score. Includes cuts for performance marked in pencil. Libretto by Baron Filippo Renato Sbarra. A monogram of the composer's initials 'G.A.B.' appears in the top right and left corners of the first page. Each of the three acts occupies a separate volume.


  • Creation: Late 17th cent.


3 Volumes

Language of Materials

  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. e. 385, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Mus. Sch. e. 385-387 (Former reference: Music School B. 5. 28-30)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17539


Score of Giuseppe Antonio Bernabei's opera 'L'Ascanio', late 17th cent (1685 or later).

Biographical / Historical

Giuseppe Antonio Bernabei (?1649-1732) was an Italian composer active in Germany. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

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

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. 26479-26481.

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.


  • G.A. Bernabei, L'Ascanio, introduction by Howard Mayer Brown. Italian opera, 1640-1770, v. 66. (New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1982). Facsimile edition of another manuscript source in Vienna, A-Wn MS 17.703.

Physical Facet

68, 84 and 83 leaves plus end papers. Quired normally in fours. Watermark, Lion, initials G and M, not in Heawood. Ruling, 10 5-lined staves. Binding, white vellum, gold tooling and lettering.


Oblong quarto

'L'Ascanio', opera by Giuseppe Antonio Bernabei
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom