Mus. 619 (ff. 16-19)
Manuscript. Matthew Locke, Oxford Act song 'Descende caelo', copied by Edward Lowe. According to Trowles (ii, p. 106), 'author [of text] unknown ... First performed at the Sheldonian Theatre, '.
Upright format, 370 x 235 mm. Two adjacent bifolios (= 4 folios). Unused ruled staves on f. 19v, with annotation 'Song Mr Lock'. Now bound into Mus. 619, a late 18th-century guardbook bound in white parchment over boards.
Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 26.
BibliographyTony A. Trowles, The Musical Ode in Britain c.1670-1800 (unpublished D.Phil. dissertation, University of Oxford, 1992).
This is one of the many music manuscripts at Christ Church copied by Edward Lowe.