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Mus. 1232

Manuscript. Organ accompaniments to English anthems and service music, copied by William Walond Sr; English, 1740s. 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 1-11 are copied from the front of the volume, items 12-18 from the rear with the volume inverted.

  • Item 8 (p. 83): dated 'Mar: 4th 1742/3'.
  • Item 18 (p. R77): a section of this work has been attributed to 'Dr Hayes' = William Hayes, who was awarded the Oxford degree of D.Mus. in 1749. This attribution may be a later addition to the MS.
  • Item 18 (Ca): deleted, with the instruction (p. R80) to 'turn to No. 19' (= Mus. 1233, where the piece is copied in full.
Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.
1 Pelham Humfrey O praise the Lord pp. 1-6
2 Henry Purcell O God, thou art my God (Z. 35) pp. 7-10
3 William Croft O Lord, I will praise thee pp. 11-27
4 William Croft O Lord, rebuke me not pp. 28-33
5 William Croft I will alway give thanks pp. 34-51
6 William Croft Blessed is the people pp. 52-61
7 Maurice Greene O God, thou art my God pp. 62-71
8 William Croft Sing unto God pp. 72-83
9 Maurice Greene O Praise our God, ye people pp. 84-90
10 William Croft O Lord, thou hast searched me out pp. 91-105
11 Maurice Greene Lord, let me know mine end pp. 106-109
12 William Croft Service in A: T/J/K/C R1-R17
13 Henry Hall (i) Service in E flat: T R18-R23
14 William Hine Service in E flat: J R24-R28
15 William Hayes (i) Service in E flat: Ca/D (to Hall/Hine T/J = no. 13 above and Mus.1232, no. 14) R29-R41
16 Anthony Walkeley Whole Service in F: T/J/M/N R43-R54
17 Robert Creighton Service in E flat: T/J/M/N R55-R65
18 William Croft (expanded by William Hayes) Service in E flat: T/J/Ca (expanded by William Hayes; Ca = incomplete and deleted) R66-R81

Oblong format, 375 x 257 mm. 95 folios, paginated in ink by Walond Sr. Unused ruled staves on p. R42. Mid 18th-century binding of rough brown leather over boards, blind tooled, and inscribed '18' on the upper and lower covers; rebacked and generally repaired probably in the late 19th century. Indexes of contents have been added by an unidentified 19th-century hand on replacement flyleaves at the front and rear of the volume. No early bookplate.

Provenance: transferred from Christ Church Cathedral, probably in the early 20th century.

Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 44.


Peter Ward Jones and Donald Burrows, 'An inventory of mid-eighteenth-century Oxford musical hands', R.M.A. Research Chronicle, 35 (2002), 61ff. Find in a Library

For a list of other music manuscripts at Christ Church copied by William Walond Sr, see the end of the entry for Mus. 40.