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Mus. 39

Manuscript. Henry Purcell, Sonnata's of III. Parts (1683), copied in score by Edward Hull. English, c. 1690.

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

1 Henry Purcell Sonatas of III Parts, no.1 1-7
2 Henry Purcell Sonatas of III Parts, no.2 7-14
3 Henry Purcell Sonatas of III Parts, no.3 15-22
4 Henry Purcell Sonatas of III Parts, no.4 23-29
5 Henry Purcell Sonatas of III Parts, no.5 30-35
6 Henry Purcell Sonatas of III Parts, no.6 36-42
7 Henry Purcell Sonatas of III Parts, no.7 43-49
8 Henry Purcell Sonatas of III Parts, no.8 50-56
9 Henry Purcell Sonatas of III Parts, no.9 57-63
10 Henry Purcell Sonatas of III Parts, no.10 64-69
11 Henry Purcell Sonatas of III Parts, no.11 70-75
12 Henry Purcell Sonatas of III Parts, no.12 76-81

Upright format, 375 x 243 mm. 42 folios, of which ff. [1-41r] have been paginated '1-81' by Hull; unused ruled staves on ff. [41v-42]. Late 17th-century binding of thick card, half bound in white vellum. Spine annotated 'D'. Bookplate 2. 19th-century shelfmark: I.1.48. Formerly Mus. 84.

Provenance unknown, but most likely from the Aldrich bequest. Possibly one of the volumes listed by Hind in Dowding, which refers to a sequence of '18 Vols. of Musick, chiefly M.S. mark'd on the Backs, A. B. C. C.2. D. D.2. E. E.2. F. H. I. K. L. M. M.2. N. O. P. Q. T.'; the annotation 'D' on the spine of Mus. 7 suggests that it is one of the 'D' items in this sequence.

Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 5.

Bibliography:

Robert Shay and Robert Thompson, Purcell Manuscripts (Cambridge, 2000), pp. 124 and 309. Find in a Library


Edward Hull was a singing-man at Christ Church Cathedral in 1690-2. (For further biographical information about him, see Shay and Thompson, p. 309.) In addition to Mus. 39, the following music manuscripts at Christ Church were copied in whole or in part by him:

  • Mus. 7, ff. 76v-102v: motets from Bonifazio Graziani's Il terzo libro, op. 8 (which Hull possibly copied from the printed edition at Mus. 223).
  • Mus. 411-13: instrumental works by Coprario.
  • Mus. 1220-4, item 241.
  • Mus. 1246, items 70-71.