Printed, with manuscript additions. Three printed tracts; the manuscript additions occupy 2 folios between tracts 1 and 2. Printed contents:
Table of titles and composers in modern form. Display form found in manuscript.
Provenance: from the Goodson bequest, listed in Clement 1747 as 'Te Deum & Jubilate in Score Mr Purcell / No. 31', and in Malchair 1787 as three separate items: f. 8: 'Te Deum & Jubilate, London 1687 - H. Purcell'; f. 8: 'Several songs by various Master Purcell-Blow / Humphryes / Lock', and 'Two part song - upon a Quiet Conscience - the / words by King Charles the First - Music. H. Purcell'; f. 8: 'Second book of Harmonia Sacra - from the / best masters. London 1653 H. Purcell / D Purcell / King / Blow / Clark et caet / a Vol. worth looking into / half bound in white boards Vell. Back & corners. Carissimi'. Mention of this volume is made by Goodson Jr in an annotation on the original outside lower cover of Mus. 1177: 'Mrs Knight by [?ha]nd / Lent Mr Blacket of S Johns / the schore book of / Harmonia Sacra'.
Upright format, 335 x 210 mm. Early C20th binding incorporating elements of the original early C18th binding (including vellum from its spine). Outside upper cover annotated by Richard Goodson Jr: 'R: Goodson - Christ Church Colledge'. Goodson Jr has also annotated some of the contents (e.g. printed tract 3, p. 40: 'N.B: this is wrote out into one of the Brown Leather Schore Books', referring to the copy in Mus. 23, ff. 76-71). Clement's number-label is missing. No early bookplate. 19th-century shelfmark: K.4.9.
Microfilm: The printed music of Christ Church, Oxford, reel 42.
Robert Shay and Robert Thompson, Purcell Manuscripts: The
Principal Musical Sources (Cambridge, 2000), pp. 226-7 (on
the MS additions).