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Collection of vocal music

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6337

Scope and Contents

A collection of transcripts of songs and airs from operas, published circa 1780, with one or two instrumental pieces. In two hands, one apparently Italian, and one possibly that of an English lady. Comprising among others the following: (fo. 9) J. Christian Bach: 'In this shady blest Retreat' (1775?); (fo. 12) B. Cooke: 'Hark, hark the Lark'; (fo. 26v) anon: 'My lodging is on the cold ground' (1780?); (fo. 38) P. Anfossi: 'Negl' Elisi ombra onorata' (1775?); (fo. 43) G. F. Händel: 'Harmonious Blacksmith'; (fo. 44v) T. Linley: air from Carnival of Venice (1781); (fo. 45v) anon: 'How imperfect is expression' (1773 and 1780?); (fo. 48v) W. Shield: air from Rosina (1783); (fo. 50) 'The Forsaken Nymph', air attributed to G. F. Händel (1780?, 1790?); (fo. 50v) J. Christian Bach: concerto.


  • Creation: 1783 (Circa)

Conditions Governing Access

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the executors of J.E> Nixon, King's College, 5 June 1916.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available

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Repository Details

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