Collection of sacred and secular songs by late 17th century composers [manuscript], ca. 1710.

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Collection of sacred and secular songs by late 17th century composers [manuscript], ca. 1710.

Collection of songs, motets and anthems by late 17th and early 18th century British and Continental composers; copied in the early eighteenth century. Some works attributed but most unattributed. 12-13 staves per page; scored for voices and basso continuo (often with figures) and some works also name string or wind instruments. Musical settings are by Henry Hall, John Blow, [Jeremiah] Clarke, Alessandro Stradella, John Allnott, [Giacomo Carissimi], Daniel Purcell and above all Henry Purcell. Many of the songs were taken from works by John Bancroft, Thomas Betterton, William Congreve, Abraham Cowley, John Crowne, Thomas D'Urfey, John Dryden, John Fletcher, [Anthony?] Henley, Sir Robert Howard, Nathaniel Lee, P.A. Motteux, William Mountfort, Katherine Philips, George Powell, Elkanah Settle, Thomas Shadwell, Shakespeare (The tempest, Twelfth night and Timon of Athens), Thomas Southerne, Sir Richard Steele, and Nahum Tate. Also, at the beginning of Part I, excerpt from The merchant of Venice, two odes on the death of Henry Purcell (one by Dryden), and a few medicinal formularies; at the beginning of Part II, lines by John Gilbert of Christ's College, Cambridge.

1 v. of ms. music ; 33 x 22 cm.

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Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695

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This version 1943.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Suite from the opera : the Fairy queen / Henry Purcell ; selection and orchestration by Harold Byrns. 1943. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 53445289 From the opera composed ca. 1689. Transcribed 1936.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Passacaglia : from Dido and Aeneas / Henry Purcell ; transcribed by Charles O'Connell. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall Colle...

Penn, William, 1644-1718

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The British colony of Pennsylvania was given to William Penn (1644-1718) in 1681 by Charles II of England in repayment of a debt owed his father, Sir Admiral William Penn (1621-1670). Under Penn's directive, Pennsylvania was settled by Quakers escaping religious torment in England and other European nations. Three generations of Penn descendents held proprietorship of the colony until the American Revolution, when the family was stripped of all but its privately held shares of land...

Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715

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Crown, Mr. (John), 1640?-1712

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Epithet: of Egerton MS 2960 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000844.0x0000ca ...

D'Urfey, Thomas, 1653-1723

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Forman, George, fl. 1717-1721,

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Congreve, William, 1670-1729

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English dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to "Mr. Kelly" [Keally], [1710 Mar. or Apr.] "Thursday afternoon." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270522034 English playwright. From the description of Autograph letter : to Joseph Keally at Kilkenny, Ireland, 1702 Dec. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270531636 ...

Southerne, Thomas, 1660-1746

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Playwright Thomas Southerne was born in Ireland and educated at Dublin's Trinity College. He travelled to London to study law, but found success as a playwright; his first play, The Persian Prince, included a noble character based on King James II, and Southerne was rewarded with a military commission. He is principally remembered for dramatizing two of Aphra Behn's novels for the stage, including The Fatal Marriage, which remained popular into the 19th century, and Oroonoko, an early condemnati...

Mountfort, William, 1664?-1692

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Powell, George, 1658?-1714

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Carissimi, Giacomo, 1605-1674

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Allnott, John, fl. 1709?

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Clarke, Jeremiah, 1669?-1707

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Epithet: composer and organist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000132 Clarke composed a number of marches for harpsichord and named them after contemporary noblemen. They were called "trumpet tunes" because in them the harpsichord imitates trumpet style. This march first published, attributed to "Mr. Clarke", in "A Choice Collection of Ayres for the Harpsichord or Spinett," by John Young, ...

Betterton, Thomas, 1635?-1710

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Blow, John

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Baptised on 23 February 1649. Epithet: composer and organist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000024 ...

Cowley, Abraham, 1618-1667

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English poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Mr. Long, 1650 Jan. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526766 From the description of Autograph endorsement and signature : [n.p.], 1660 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270512553 Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x00028d ...

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Dryden, John, 1631-1700

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John Dryden, 1631-1700, was an influential English poet, literary critic, and playwright, who dominated the literary life of Restoration England. From the description of John Dryden Letter to Elizabeth Steward, 1698-1699. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 147971227 From the guide to the John Dryden Letter to Elizabeth Steward, 1698-1699, (Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida) Epithet: poet and dramatist...

Shadwell, Thomas, 1642?-1692

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English dramatist and poet. From the description of Autograph list of purchases signed : [n.p.], 1676 Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664426 ...

Howard, Robert, Sir, 1626-1698

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English poet and historian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "Charles", 1675 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269530354 The country gentleman was never printed or publicly performed. From the description of Copy of The country gentleman, ca. 1668 [manuscript], ca. 1695. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 664736486 Auditor of the exchequer. From the description of Check signed : [np.], 1697 Dec...

Fletcher, John, 1579-1625

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Epithet: alias de la Flechere; Vicar of Madeley British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x000044 ...

Philips, Katherine, 1632-1664

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Katherine Philips also went by Orinda. From the description of Copy of Poems by the most deservedly admired Mrs Katherine Philips, the matchless Orinda, 1669 [manuscript], ca. 1670. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 458616281 ...

Bridge, Frederick

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English organist, conductor and composer. From the description of Autograph letters signed (7) : [London, n.d., ca. 1890], to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, [n.d. ca. 1890]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270673292 Frederick Bridge was a musician, composer, and teacher of music. He was best known as the organist of Manchester Cathedral and later Westminster Abbey, providing music for many special occasions in the reigns of Victoria, Edward VII, and George V. He also composed choral w...

Philips, Katherine, 1632-1664

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Katherine Philips also went by Orinda. From the description of Copy of Poems by the most deservedly admired Mrs Katherine Philips, the matchless Orinda, 1669 [manuscript], ca. 1670. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 458616281 ...

Motteux, Peter Anthony, 1660-1718

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Settle, Elkanah, 1648-1724

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English poet and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to an unidentified recipient, ca. 1701. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663236 ...

Henley, Anthony, 1666 or 1667-1711

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English scholar & author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Grande, to Charles Ford, "Thursday", [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270468312 ...

Southgate, Thomas Lea, fl. 1890,

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Gilbert, John, 1817-1897

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British painter and watercolorist. From the description of Letters, 1858-1878. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84155162 English historical painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Taylor, 1877 Nov. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878581 John Gilbert was born in England about 1805, and came to the United States sometime before 1833,when he was living in Cortland,N.Y. In that year he removed to Oswego, ...

Purcell, Daniel, 1660?-1717

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Lee, Nathaniel, 1653?-1692

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Epithet: dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000410.0x0000d0 ...

Hall, Henry, approximately 1656-1707

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Henry Hall, c.1656-1707, musician and poet, was a boy chorister at the Chapel Royal, where he was a friend and contemporary of Henry Purcell. After five years at Exeter Cathedral he was appointed Assistant Organist at Hereford, where he took minor orders and became a Vicar Choral. He was appointed Organist in 1688, a post he held until his death. Hall was a serious and successful composer of church music, but he also wrote well over a hundred secular songs and poems, including drinking songs and...

Ladd, John, of Calne, fl. 1764,

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Bancroft, John, -1696

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Stradella, Alessandro, 1639-1682

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Steele, Richard, Sir, 1672-1729

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Irish essayist, dramatist and politician. From the description of Autograph document signed : London, to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, 1720 Apr. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574239 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Ambrose Philips, 1713 Apr. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574896 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Sir Thomas Hanmer, 1714 Mar. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574892 ...