Manuscript. Organ accompaniments to English service music, copied
by William Walond Sr, with later additions; English, mid 18th
century and later. 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 1-14 are
copied from the front of the volume, items 15-20 from the rear
with the volume inverted. Item 21, inscribed 'Tenore Decani',
is written on a separate bifolio loose within the volume, and
is presumably a stray from a complete set of vocal parts.
Oblong format, 305 x 233 mm. 118 folios, paginated in ink by Walond Sr. Mid 18th-century binding of rough brown leather over boards, blind tooled, and inscribed 'Nr 1' 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 43.
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.