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Collection of sacred and secular songs by late 17th century composers ca. 1710.

Author: Henry PurcellHenry HallJohn BlowJeremiah ClarkeAlessandro StradellaAll authors
Edition/Format:   Musical score : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Collection of songs, motets and anthems by late 17th and early 18th century British and Continental composers; copied in the early eighteenth century. Some works attributed but most unattributed. 12-13 staves per page; scored for voices and basso continuo (often with figures) and some works also name string or wind instruments. Musical settings are by Henry Hall, John Blow, [Jeremiah] Clarke, Alessandro Stradella,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Manuscripts
Anthologies
Songs
Poems
Medical formularies
Songs and music Manuscripts
Musical settings Manuscripts
Named Person: Henry Purcell; William Shakespeare; John Bancroft; Thomas Betterton; William Congreve; Abraham Cowley; Crown, Mr.; Thomas D'Urfey; John Dryden; John Fletcher; Anthony Henley; Robert Howard, Sir; Nathaniel Lee; Peter Anthony Motteux; William Mountfort; Katherine Philips; George Powell; Elkanah Settle; Thomas Shadwell; Thomas Southerne; Richard Steele, Sir; Nahum Tate
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Musical Score, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Purcell; Henry Hall; John Blow; Jeremiah Clarke; Alessandro Stradella; John Allnott; Giacomo Carissimi; Daniel Purcell; John Bancroft; Thomas Betterton; William Congreve; Abraham Cowley; Crown, Mr.; Thomas D'Urfey; John Dryden; John Fletcher; Anthony Henley; Robert Howard, Sir; Nathaniel Lee; Peter Anthony Motteux; William Mountfort; Katherine Philips; George Powell; Elkanah Settle; Thomas Shadwell; Thomas Southerne; Richard Steele, Sir; Nahum Tate; John Gilbert; William Penn; George Forman; John Ladd, of Calne; Thomas Lea Southgate; Frederick Bridge; William Shakespeare
OCLC Number: 501313732
Notes: Part I: [6], 1-194, 194-207 p.; Part II: 34 p.
Two music copyist.
Songs and poems listed in the Folger index of first lines.
Table of contents tipped in at the beginning of Part I.
Spine title: Purcell and others.
Description: 1 v. of ms. music ; 33 x 22 cm.

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Collection of songs, motets and anthems by late 17th and early 18th century British and Continental composers; copied in the early eighteenth century. Some works attributed but most unattributed. 12-13 staves per page; scored for voices and basso continuo (often with figures) and some works also name string or wind instruments. Musical settings are by Henry Hall, John Blow, [Jeremiah] Clarke, Alessandro Stradella, John Allnott, [Giacomo Carissimi], Daniel Purcell and above all Henry Purcell. Many of the songs were taken from works by John Bancroft, Thomas Betterton, William Congreve, Abraham Cowley, John Crowne, Thomas D'Urfey, John Dryden, John Fletcher, [Anthony?] Henley, Sir Robert Howard, Nathaniel Lee, P.A. Motteux, William Mountfort, Katherine Philips, George Powell, Elkanah Settle, Thomas Shadwell, Shakespeare (The tempest, Twelfth night and Timon of Athens), Thomas Southerne, Sir Richard Steele, and Nahum Tate. Also, at the beginning of Part I, excerpt from The merchant of Venice, two odes on the death of Henry Purcell (one by Dryden), and a few medicinal formularies; at the beginning of Part II, lines by John Gilbert of Christ's College, Cambridge.

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