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Mus. 995

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.

1 Incipit lamentatio ... Aleph. Quomodo sedet ['Lectio Prima 1a die. Cantate in Sto. Apollinare di Rom[a]'] ff. 1r-17r
2 Vau. Et egressus est ['Lectio 2a. P[rim]a die. Cantata in Sta. Appolinare'] ff. 18r-33r
3 Iod. Manum suam misit hostis ['3a. lament. P[rim]a die. Cantata in Sto. Appolinare'] ff. 34r-51r
4 De lamentatione ... Heth. Cogitavit Dominus ['Lectio P[rim]a in 2a die. Cantate in Sto. Apollinar in Rom[a]'] ff. 52r-67r
5 Lamed. Matribus suis dixerunt ['Lectio 2a. del 2do giorno. Cantata in St. Appolinare'] ff. 68r-79r
6 Aleph. Ego vir videns ['Lectio 3a. del 2o. giorno. Cantata in St. Appolinare'] ff. 80r-95v
7 De lamentatatione ... Heth. Misericordie Domini ['Lectio P[rim]a die 3a. Cantata in Sto. Apollinare'] ff. 96r-113r
8 Aleph. Quomodo obscuratum est aurum ['Lament. 2da. 3a Die. Cantata in Sa. Apollinare'] ff. 114r-129r
9 Incipit Oratio ... Recordare Domine ['Lectio 3a. die 3a. Cantata in Sto. Apollinare in Roma'] ff. 130r-143v

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:

  1. (ff. 1-16, 16a, 17): A4, B4, C4, D4, E2. Unused ruled staves on f. 17v.
  2. (ff. 18-33): F4, G4, H4, I4. Unused ruled staves on f. 33v.
  3. (ff. 34-51): J4, K4, L4, M4, N2. Unused ruled staves on f. 51v.
  4. (ff. 52-67): O4, P4, Q4, R4. Unused ruled staves on f. 67v.
  5. (ff. 68-79): S4, T4, U4. Unused ruled staves on f. 79v.
  6. (ff. 80-95): V4, W4, X4, Y4.
  7. (ff. 96-113): Z4, AA4, BB4, CC4, DD2. Unused ruled staves on f. 113v.
  8. (ff. 114-129): EE4, FF4, GG4, HH4. Unused ruled staves on f. 129v.
  9. (ff. 130-143): II4, JJ4, KK4, LL2.
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 shelfmark: G.6.

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.