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Mus. 870-6

Printed; seven identical copies.

Mus. 870-6
Aldrich, Henry, 1647-1710 Grove DNB
Dr. Aldrich his service in G.
Seven identical copies.

In addition to the Service in G, this publication also includes Aldrich's anthem 'O give thanks unto the Lord'. Little is known about this edition beyond the fact that these copies were printed but apparently not published, and may have been intended for private circulation.

Provenance: presumably from the Aldrich bequest, but first catalogued as such only by Hind in Archives 1717, where they are recorded as item H64: 'Aldrich's Service in G. 7 Books. M.S.'; the entry 'M.S.' is in error. Also listed in Burney 1778 (f. 3v): 'Dr Aldrich his Service in G. a4. TeDeum engraved in Score. 7. Copies'.

Upright format, 370 x 245 mm. Late C17th or early C18th bindings of marbled paper over thin card; each copy now bound within modern thin card, and mounted impermanently on cords within an early C20th binding of thick cardboard and vellum. Shelfmark 'H.64' written in ink on the original upper covers and front flyleaves of all seven copies. Bookplate 2 in all seven copies. C19th shelfmarks: K.4.84-9.

Microfilm: The printed music of Christ Church, Oxford, reel 47.
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For a related publication, see Mus. 1208.


Robert Shay (ed.), Henry Aldrich: Selected Anthems and Motet Recompositions, Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, 85 (Madison, 1998). Find in a Library