RT Music Score DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 501313732 LA English T1 Collection of sacred and secular songs by late 17th century composers A1 Purcell, Henry,, Hall, Henry,, Blow, John,, Clarke, Jeremiah,, Stradella, Alessandro,, Allnott, John,, Carissimi, Giacomo,, Purcell, Daniel,, Bancroft, John,, Betterton, Thomas,, Congreve, William,, Cowley, Abraham,, Crown,, D'Urfey, Thomas,, Dryden, John,, Fletcher, John,, Henley, Anthony,, Howard, Robert,, Lee, Nathaniel,, Motteux, Peter Anthony,, Mountfort, William,, Philips, Katherine,, Powell, George,, Settle, Elkanah,, Shadwell, Thomas,, Southerne, Thomas,, Steele, Richard,, Tate, Nahum,, Gilbert, John,, Penn, William,, Forman, George,, Ladd, John,, Southgate, Thomas Lea,, Bridge, Frederick,, Shakespeare, William,, Shakespeare, William,, Shakespeare, William,, Shakespeare, William,, YR 1710 AB 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.