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Mus. 49 (pp. 88-151)

Manuscript. Anthems, songs and dialogues, copied in score. Copyist unidentified; English, late 17th century.

Table of titles and composers as shown in the manuscript. Display in modern form.

1 Mr [Richard] Portman Rejoyce in the Lord, O yee Righteous pp. 88-90
2 Mr [Pelham] Hum[frey] Wilt thou forgive the sin ['A Hymn to God the Father'] pp. 91-93
3 Mr [Thomas?] Wilkinson Hear my Prayer o God [sic; recte 'O Lord'] pp. 94-95
4 [Pelham Humfrey] Lord I have sinn'd pp. 96-98
5 'Begun by Mr Humphreis, and finish'd by Dr. John Blow' Hark how the wakeful cheerful Cock ['A Dialogue between 2 Penitents'] pp. 99-107
6 Mr [Pelham] Humph[r]eis O! the sad day pp. 108-110
7 [Henry Cooke] Awake my Soul ['The Morning Hymn'] pp. 110-114
8 Mr James Hart Where would coy Aminta run pp. 115-116
9 Dr John Wilson Stay lovely Boy pp. 117-118
10 [John Wilson] Black Maid complain not that I fly ['The Answer'] pp. 119-120
11 Mr [Matthew] Locke When Death shall part us from these kids ['Dialogue between Thirsis and Dorinda'] pp. 121-127
12 Dr John Blow Awake my lyre ['Davids Song to Michol at her Window. Out of Mr Cowley'] pp. 128-132
13 [Henry Hall] Hast Charon hast, tis Nol ['A Dialogue between Oliver and Charon'] pp. 133-140
14 Captain Henry Cooke As on a Rivers side pp. 141-144
15   If I live to be old pp. 145-146
16 [Michael Wise] Old Chiron thus preach't pp. 147-150

Upright format, 307 x 200 mm. Four gatherings, as follows:

  • Fascicle 1: originally 6 nested bifolios = 12 folios, of which ff. 7-12 have been excised (ff. 1-6: now pp. 88-99). To judge from surviving stubs of the excised folios, music had been copied on them with the fascicle inverted, copying from the rear. The excised leaves have not been traced elsewhere in the Christ Church collection.
  • Fascicle 2: originally 4 nested bifolios = 8 folios, of which ff. 5-8 have been excised (ff. 1-4: now pp. 100-107). There is no trace of music on the surviving stubs of the excised leaves.
  • Fascicle 3: originally 4 nested bifolios = 8 folios, of which ff. 5-8 have been excised (ff. 1-4: now pp. 108-115). There is no trace of music on the surviving stubs of the excised leaves.
  • Fascicle 4: 9 nested bifolios = 18 folios, intact (now pp. 116-51).

Unused staves on p. 151. Now bound as pp. 88-151 of Mus. 49, a late 18th-century guardbook bound in white parchment over boards; pagination is modern.

Provenance uncertain, but most likely from the Aldrich bequest, to judge from a jotting in Aldrich's handwriting on p. 127: 'Here's a Health to the King whom the Crown does belong to' (written below a blank stave, as if intended as text-underlay for a catch).

Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 6.

Bibliography:

Jonathan P. Wainwright, Musical Patronage in Seventeenth-Century England: Christopher, First Baron Hatton (1605-1670) (Aldershot and Brookfield VT, 1997), pp. 378-82. Find in a Library