Manuscript. Organ accompaniments to English service music, copied by William Walond Sr; English, mid 18th century. Copied in Oxford for use at Christ Church Cathedral. (Follow this link for a list of surviving music-books from Christ Church Cathedral from the Restoration to the early 19th century.) In the inventory below, items 1-9 are copied from the front of the volume, items 10-18 from the rear with the volume inverted.
Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.
Oblong format, 300 x 207 mm. 118 folios, paginated in ink by Walond Sr; the pagination from the rear duplicates the number '37' in error. Mid 18th-century binding of rough brown leather over boards, blind tooled, and inscribed '4' on the upper and lower covers. Indexes of contents have been added on the inside upper and lower covers by Walond Sr. No early bookplate.
Provenance: transferred from Christ Church Cathedral, probably in the early 20th century.
Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 42.
Bibliography:Peter Ward Jones and Donald Burrows, 'An inventory of mid-eighteenth-century Oxford musical hands', R.M.A. Research Chronicle, 35 (2002), 61ff.
For a list of other music manuscripts at Christ Church copied by William Walond Sr, see the end of the entry for Mus. 40.