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Mus. 1142a (ff. 29-31*)

Manuscript. An unidentified polyphonic work, incomplete at the end, copied in short score by Henry Aldrich. English, late 17th century.

Upright format, 227 x 150 mm. Fascicle made out of a single sheet that has been folded twice into quarto, thus creating a gathering of two bifolios; the upper edge of the third and fourth leaves (ff. 31-31*) is uncut. Foliation is modern. Music on ff. 29r-v only; the remaining pages have unused ruled staves. Now bound into Mus. 1142a, an early 20th-century guardbook of stiff card and vellum. No early bookplate.

Provenance: presumably from the Aldrich bequest, but not traced in any of the 18th-century catalogues of the Christ Church music collections.

Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 38.

Bibliography:

Robert Shay, '"Naturalizing" Palestrina and Carissimi in Late Seventeenth-Century Oxford: Henry Aldrich and his Recompositions', Music and Letters, 77 (1996), 368-400 (at p. 381, fn. 60). Find in a Library

This is one of the many music manuscripts at Christ Church copied by Henry Aldrich.