Manuscript. An unattributed set of Lamentations for Maundy Thursday,
Good Friday and Holy Saturday, scored for solo voice, two treble
instruments and continuo, derived (according to the annotation
on f. 1r) from the church of S. Apollinare in Rome; copyist possibly
Italian, early 18th century. The volume was bound at Christ Church
in the late 18th century as part of an uncompleted binding project
intended to protect previously unbound items from the Aldrich
and Goodson bequests. (For a list of other volumes in related
bindings, see the entry for Mus. 3.) For another copy of these
Lamentations, made by the same copyist, see Oxford, Bodleian
Library, MS. Mus. d. 215 (bequeathed in 1948 by T. W. Bourne).
Table of titles and composers as shown in the manuscript. Display in modern form.
||Incipit lamentatio ... Aleph. Quomodo sedet ['Lectio Prima 1a die. Cantate in Sto. Apollinare di Rom[a]']
||Vau. Et egressus est ['Lectio 2a. P[rim]a die. Cantata in Sta. Appolinare']
||Iod. Manum suam misit hostis ['3a. lament. P[rim]a die. Cantata in Sto. Appolinare']
||De lamentatione ... Heth. Cogitavit Dominus ['Lectio P[rim]a in 2a die. Cantate in Sto. Apollinar in Rom[a]']
||Lamed. Matribus suis dixerunt ['Lectio 2a. del 2do giorno. Cantata in St. Appolinare']
||Aleph. Ego vir videns ['Lectio 3a. del 2o. giorno. Cantata in St. Appolinare']
||De lamentatatione ... Heth. Misericordie Domini ['Lectio P[rim]a die 3a. Cantata in Sto. Apollinare']
||Aleph. Quomodo obscuratum est aurum ['Lament. 2da. 3a Die. Cantata in Sa. Apollinare']
||Incipit Oratio ... Recordare Domine ['Lectio 3a. die 3a. Cantata in Sto. Apollinare in Roma']
Oblong format, 280 x 213 mm. 144 folios, foliated in modern pencil
as follows: 1-16, [unnumbered, now '16a'], 17-143. There are
nine discrete fascicles, one for each Lamentation, as follows:
Late 18th-century binding of white parchment over boards, undecorated
except for two parallel fillets at edges. Spine in contrasting
brown leather; on the spine, a red leather inset, tooled in gold:
'CANTATE / IN S.TO APOLLINARE / DI ROMA'. No trace remains of
any earlier binding. Bookplate 2 on inside upper cover. 19th-century
- (ff. 1-16, 16a, 17): A4, B4, C4, D4, E2. Unused ruled staves
on f. 17v.
- (ff. 18-33): F4, G4, H4, I4. Unused ruled staves on f. 33v.
- (ff. 34-51): J4, K4, L4, M4, N2. Unused ruled staves on f. 51v.
- (ff. 52-67): O4, P4, Q4, R4. Unused ruled staves on f. 67v.
- (ff. 68-79): S4, T4, U4. Unused ruled staves on f. 79v.
- (ff. 80-95): V4, W4, X4, Y4.
- (ff. 96-113): Z4, AA4, BB4, CC4, DD2. Unused ruled staves on
- (ff. 114-129): EE4, FF4, GG4, HH4. Unused ruled staves on f.
- (ff. 130-143): II4, JJ4, KK4, LL2.
Provenance: from the Goodson bequest, listed in Clement 1747
as 'Cantate [later changed to 'Cantata'] in Sto. Apollinare di
Romes [changed to 'Rome'] / MS in Score No. 51', and in Malchair
1787 (f. 5) as 'Lessons. or Motetts. As sung in / St. Appolinare
at Rome'. Clement's number '51' is written on a label pasted
to f. 143v; it has also been added to the front flyleaf (not
in Clement's hand).
Microfilm: manuscript music, reel 57.