Manuscript. A miscellany of instrumental movements copied in
score; English, early 18th century. Sheets 1-5 contain movements
(or extracts of movements) from sonatas by Lelio Colista. The
remaining sheets transmit movements or sets of movements in three-part
score (two trebles and bass); these works probably formed part
of the repertory of the Oxford city/university waits or 'musick'.
The copyist/composer, who was responsible for copying everything
in Mus. 1126, has not been identified, and is here designated
as 'Copyist Z'; he was also responsible for other autograph scores
and/or sets of performing parts within the Christ Church collection.
For further details, see the entry for Mus. 34-6.
Mus. 1126 comprises 21 separate sheets, bound in largely random
order within an early 20th-century guardbook of stiff card and
vellum (oblong format, 550 x 365 mm). The sheets are numbered
1, 2, 2*, 3, 3*, 4, 4*, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9*, 10, 10*, 11, 11*,
12, 12*, 13 and 13* in modern pencil. The following summary description
aims to reflect the original relationship of the sheets, and
therefore only partially respects their current bound order.
Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.
- Sheets 4* and 5: oblong format, 465 x 300 mm. Figured bass parts
for sonatas by Lelio Colista. The pages are to be read in the
following order: sheets 5r-v, 4*v-r. In the following inventory,
'W-K' references are to the thematic catalogue of Colista's sonatas
by Antonella D'Ovidio (see Bibliography below).
Provenance: probably from the Goodson bequest, together with
all other manuscripts related to Mus. 34-6 (q.v.). 19th-century
shelf-positions: initially part of K.1.19 (together with the
contents of Mus. 1124, which are in upright format), then Mus.
1058 (see the printed label pasted to f. 9*v).
- Sheets 1, 2, 2*, 3, 3*: oblong format, c. 465 x 300 mm. Movements
(or extracts of movements) from sonatas by Lelio Colista, copied
in score. The majority of these movements also feature among
the figured bass parts copied on sheets 4* and 5 above. The end
of sheet 3*v includes figured bass parts for Colista's Sonata
27 W-K, which is incomplete on sheet 4*r above. Unused ruled
staves on sheets 1v, 2v and 2*v.
- Sheets 4 and 6: oblong format, 470 x 340 mm. Fair copy in score
of a five-movement suite or 'set' in A major. The pages are to
be read in the following order: sheets 4v-r, 6r-v.
- Sheet 7 (upright format, 470 x 343 mm; the top of the sheet is
now bound into the gutter of the guardbook) and sheet 8 (oblong
format, 540 x 330 mm). Fair copies in score of three movements
from a seven-movement suite or 'set' in B flat major (movements
7, 3 and 6). Performing parts for this set, together with scores
of the remaining movements, are in Mus. 1138. Unused ruled
staves on sheet 8v.
- Sheets 9 and 9*: oblong format, 467 x 327 mm. Fair copy in score
of a five-movement suite or 'set' in b minor. The order of the
movements is unclear, but the pages were probably meant to be
read in the following order: sheets 9*r, 9v, 9r, 9*v.
- Sheets 10 and10*: oblong format, 540 x 325 mm. Fair copies in
score of four movements from a nine-movement suite or 'set' in
b minor (movements 1-2 and 4-8). The pages are to be read in
the following order: sheets 10*r, 10v, 10r, 10*v. Performing
parts for this set, also copied by Copyist Z, are in Mus. 34-6(26),
and on sheets 11 and 11* below. For further scores of movements
from this set, see Mus. 1135, sheet 4r, and Mus. 1141c, f.
- Sheets 11 and 11*: oblong format, 470 x 345 mm. Second Treble
performing part for a nine-movement suite or 'set' in b minor,
here omitting movement 8. Unused ruled staves on the versos of
both sheets. A full set of performing parts for this work, also
copied by Copyist Z, is in Mus. 34-6(26). For scores of movements
1-2 and 4-8, see sheets 10 and 10* above; for further scores
of movements from this set, see Mus. 1135, sheet 4r, and Mus. 1141c, f. 123r.
- Sheets 12 and 12*: oblong format, 465 x 330 mm. Fair copy in
score of a seven-movement suite or 'set' in b minor. The order
of the movements is unclear, but the pages were probably meant
to be read in the following order: sheets 12r, 12*v, 12*r, 12v.
- Sheets 13 and 13*: 470 x 345 mm. Fair copy in score of a six-movement
suite or 'set' in C major, and a 3-voice canonic work in C major.
Performing parts for these pieces, also copied by Copyist Z,
are in Mus. 1218(A-C)(4-5).
Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 60.
- Peter Allsop, 'Problems of Ascription in the Roman Simfonia
of the late Seventeenth Century: Colista and Lonati', The
Music Review, 50 (1989), 34-52.
- Helene Wessely-Kropik, Lelio Colista: un maestro romano prima
di Corelli (Rome, 2002); includes a thematic catalogue by