Manuscript. Organ accompaniments for anthems and English services,
copied in Oxford for use at Christ Church Cathedral between c.1735
and the 1750s. The first layer of repertory was copied by Richard
Goodson Jr, who was organist of Christ Church Cathedral in 1718-41;
it includes some pieces that were added in the early 18th century
to the partbook set Mus. 1220-4. Mus. 1229 was then expanded
by other scribes, including William Walond Sr. (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 1-16 (largely anthems) are copied
at the front of the volume, items 17-22 (service music and chants)
at the rear with the volume inverted.
The following copyists contributed to the volume:
Comments on individual pieces:
- Richard Goodson Jr: items 2-5 and 17-20.
- William Walond Sr.: items 7-12, 14-15 and 22.
- Unidentified A: item 6 (in collaboration with Walond Sr) and
- ?George Hayes: item 21.
- Unidentified B: items 1 and 16.
Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.
- Item 5: there is a complete copy of this anthem by Goodson Jr
in Mus. 1234, item 1.
- Item 7: this is the same setting as Mus. 1220-4, item 313.
- Item 18 was also copied in score in Mus. 762.
Item 22 above comprises approximately 115 chants, of which the
first 100 are numbered. All are notated in two-voice short score
(treble and bass); many of them also have inner voices added
in a lighter ink. The following chants have ascriptions, sometimes
added in light ink that is now barely legible; the remainder
Oblong format, 275 x 237 mm. 82 surviving folios, largely paginated
in ink by the copyists, in two sequences, one counting from the
front of the volume, the other from the rear with the volume
inverted. In each case, the pagination sequence begins on the
first verso; the opening recto is therefore designated as '0'
in both cases. Collation: in fours throughout, but with numerous
excisions, as follows
- 'Mr [John] Alcock' (or his initials): nos. 56-9, 74-7, 80-81,
- 'Dr [John] Blow': no. 30.
- 'Dr [William] Boyce': no. 20.
- 'Mr [William] Broderpp': no. 7.
- 'Dr Free [?Freer]': no. 17.
- 'Mr Fuller': no. 1.
- '[Maurice] Green': no. 19.
- 'Mr [Henry] Hall': no. 26, and unnumbered on p. R73.
- 'Mr [William] Hine': no. 47.
- 'Dr [William] Hayes [(i)]': nos. 10, 13, 22-4, 89, and unnumbered
on p. R74.
- 'Mr [Bartholomew] Isacks': no. 25.
- 'Thos Kelway' (or variants of his name, or initials): nos. 2,
3, 5, 6.
- 'Mr [James] Nares': no. 87.
- 'Mr Pembruge': no. 9.
- 'Ed: Purcell': no. 14.
- 'H. Purcell': no. 18.
- 'Tho. Purcell': no. 29.
- 'Mr Purcell': no. 90.
- 'Dr [?William] Turner [(ii?)]': nos. 32, 91.
There are pastedown cancels on pp. 5 and 21; these have not been
lifted. Index of services on the inside lower cover begun by
Goodson Jr and continued by later hands; index of anthems on
inside upper cover by Walond Sr and others. Mid 18th-century
binding of rough brown leather over boards, blind-tooled with
rolls, cornerpieces and fillets; on the upper cover, an inset
of red leather, gold-tooled with the words 'CHRIST CHURCH ORGAN
BOOK'. Upper cover inscribed 'No. 13' in black ink. No early
- From the front: A4 (of which A2 was excised before pagination
took place; pp. 0-5) / B4 (pp. 6-13) / C4 (pp. 14-21) / D4 (pp.
22-9) / E4 (pp. 30-37) / an excised gathering, removed before
pagination / F4 (pp. 38-45) / G4 (pp. 46-53) / H4 (pp. 54-61)
/ I4 (pp. 62-9) / J4 (of which J1-2 were excised before pagination;
J3-4 = pp. 70-73) / K4 (pp. 74-81) / L4 (of which L1 was excised
before pagination; L2-4 = pp. 82-7) / an excised gathering.
- From the rear: Z4 (pp. R0-7) / Y4 (pp. R8-15) / X4 (pp. R16-23)
/ W4 (pp. R24-31) / V4 (pp. R32-9) / U4 (pp. R40-7) / T4 (pp.
R48-55) / S4 (pp. R56-63) / R4 (of which R4 is excised; R1-3
= pp. R64-9) / Q4 (of which Q1 was excised before copying; Q2-4
= pp. R70-5 / then the excised gathering, as reckoned above when
counting from the front.
Provenance: transferred from Christ Church Cathedral, probably
in the early 20th century.
Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 43.
Peter Ward Jones and Donald Burrows, 'An inventory of mid-eighteenth-century
Oxford musical hands', R.M.A. Research Chronicle, 35 (2002),
For a list of other music manuscripts at Christ Church copied
by William Walond Sr, see the end of the entry for Mus. 40.