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Mus. 619 (ff. 12-15)

Manuscript. Henry Aldrich (after Carissimi), Oxford Act song 'Revixit Io Carolus', autograph score. Annotation on f. 12r in an unidentified 18th-century hand: 'Act Song adapted by Dr Aldrich probably to music of Carissimi'. According to Trowles (ii, p. 13), 'First performed [at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford], reign of Charles II'. Instrumental parts: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Mus. Sch. C. 137.

Upright format, 377 x 240 mm. Gathering of two nested bifiolios (= 4 folios). Now bound into Mus. 619, a late 18th-century guardbook bound in white parchment over boards.

Provenance: almost certainly from the Goodson bequest, together with the other contents of Mus. 619.

Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 26.


  • Tony A. Trowles, The Musical Ode in Britain c.1670-1800 (unpublished D.Phil. dissertation, University of Oxford, 1992). Find in a Library
  • Robert Shay, '"Naturalizing" Palestrina and Carissimi in Late Seventeenth-Century Oxford: Henry Aldrich and his Recompositions', Music and Letters, 77 (1996), 368-400. Find in a Library
This is one of the many music manuscripts at Christ Church copied by Henry Aldrich.