Mus. 619 (ff. 28-30)
Manuscript. Oxford Act song 'O Maria, O diva', largely or entirely
by Sampson Estwick, and largely in autograph composing score.
According to Trowles (ii, p. 70-71): 'Words by Edward Hannes,
selected from 'Adminstratio Mariae', published in Musarum
Anglicanarum (Oxford, 1692), ii, 28-31. First performed at
the Sheldonian Theatre, [Oxford,] c. 1692'. Parts for this work:
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Mus. Sch. C. 132. For another copy
of the work, see London, Royal College of Music, MS 221, pp.
60-76 (copied by Philip Hayes).
Notwithstanding the foliation, there are four sheets, as follows:
Provenance: almost certainly from the Goodson bequest, together
with the other contents of Mus. 619.
- f. 28. Instrumental 'Prelude' in score, headed 'Act Song written
by Dr Hannas and set to musick by Mr S. Estwick'; autograph composing
score. Single sheet, upright format, 355 x 207 mm.
- f. 29, left-hand sheet. Start of vocal score; autograph composing
score. Recto: annotated 'Ode to the Queen by Dr Hannas set by
Mr Sampson Estwick', and marked 'No 1'. Verso: paginated '3'
and marked 'No 3'. Single sheet, oblong format, 415 x 333 mm.
- f. 29, right-hand sheet. Continuation of vocal score; recto paginated
'2' and marked 'No 2'; verso unpaginated and marked 'No 4'. Autograph
composing score, except for a passage on the recto ('No. 2'),
where the music (but not the text) is copied by a different hand,
possibly that of Francis Smith. Single sheet, oblong format,
420 x 333mm, pasted to r.h. edge of preceding sheet. The entire
f. 29 is folded four times vertically.
- f. 30. Conclusion of vocal score, marked 'No 5'; initially autograph,
then a two-stave instrumental movement in the hand of Richard
Goodson Sr. Two sheets pasted one over the other, the lower evidently
as a reinforcement to the torn upper, with some music recopied.
Oblong format, 457 x 353 mm. Unused ruled staves on f. 30v.
Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 26.
For a list of other items at Christ Church associated with Sampson
Estwick, see the entry for Mus. 1142b (f. 51).
- Tony 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(unpublished D.Phil.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 Richard Goodson Sr.