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Manuscript. Services and anthems by Henry Aldrich; autograph scores. English, 1680s-90s. Copied in three layers: (1) services (items 1-4); (2) verse anthems (items 5-20); (3) full anthems (items 21-8).

Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.

1 Henry Aldrich Service in G: T/J/K/C/M/N pp. 1-16
2 Henry Aldrich Service in A: T/J/K/C/Ca/D pp. 17-36
3 Henry Aldrich Service in F: T/Jx2/K/C/M/N] pp. 37-75
4 Henry Aldrich Service in e: Be (inc.) pp. 76-78
5 Henry Aldrich O Lord our governor pp. 101-103
6 Henry Aldrich The Lord is king, and hath put on pp. 103-108
7 Henry Aldrich I waited patiently for the Lord pp. 109-115
8 Henry Aldrich Praise the Lord, O ye his servants pp. 115-121
9 Henry Aldrich O God, thou art my God pp. 122-127
10 Henry Aldrich Have mercy upon me, O Lord pp. 127-132
11 Henry Aldrich Give the king thy judgements pp. 133-138
12 Henry Aldrich O Lord, I have heard thy voice pp. 139-146
13 Henry Aldrich I will love thee, O Lord pp. 147-153
14 Henry Aldrich O sing unto the Lord pp. 154-156
15 Henry Aldrich I will exalt thee pp. 157-162
16 Henry Aldrich If the Lord himself pp. 163-168
17 Henry Aldrich Unto thee, O Lord pp. 168-174
18 Henry Aldrich Who's this that comes from Edom? pp. 174-183
19 Henry Aldrich Comfort ye, my people pp. 184-190
20 Henry Aldrich We have a strong city pp. 191-196
21 Henry Aldrich Out of the deep pp. 199-201
22 Henry Aldrich O praise the Lord, all ye heathen pp. 201-203
23 Henry Aldrich Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints pp. 204-207
24 Henry Aldrich Give ear, O Lord pp. 207-210
25 Henry Aldrich Service in G: S/G pp. 210-212
26 Henry Aldrich God is our hope and strength pp. 213-217
27 Henry Aldrich Behold now, praise the Lord pp. 218-221
28 Henry Aldrich O give thanks unto the Lord for he pp. 223-226

Upright format, 363 x 235 mm. 116 folios; collation not ascertained because of the tightness of the binding. Paginated partly in C18th ink (pp. 1-81), otherwise in modern pencil (pp. 82-230). Following p. 60 is a sheet in smaller format, paginated '60A/B' in modern pencil, which was clearly intended by Aldrich to provide an alternative reading at this point. A pastedown cancel on p. 28, apparently correcting a copying error, has not been lifted. Unused ruled staves on pp. 79-100, 197-8, 222 and 227-30. Mid C18th binding of rough brown leather over boards, the upper cover of which incorporates a panel of red leather, tooled in gold: 'Dean Aldrich's Services Ch.Ch. Library Oxon.'. Bookplate 2. 19th-century shelfmark: H.1.19.

Provenance: from the Aldrich bequest, listed in Archives 1717, item C18, as 'Services compos'd by Dr Aldrich'; the shelfmark 'C 18' is written in ink on the first flyleaf (partly concealed under the contents-list by Weedon).

Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 3.


Robert Shay (ed.), Henry Aldrich: Selected Anthems and Motet Recompositions, Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, 85 (Madison, 1998). Find in a Library