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Singing book: Metrical psalms, hymns, anthems

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8977

Scope and Contents

Collection of 480 tunes for metrical psalms and hymns. Many tunes named with composer. Several anthems, words and music. Anthems by 6th Earl of Kellie (1732-81) ('The Resurrection'), William Mason (1725-97) ('Lord of all pow'r and might'), Harwood ('The dying Christian to his soul'), Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739) ('O Lord our Governor'; 'Give ear unto me'), James Kent (1700-76) ('Hear, hear my pray'r'), John 'Christmas' Beckwith (1750-1809) ('I will sing unto the Lord'), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) ('O how secure and blest are they').


  • Creation: 1815 (Circa)

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased 1993

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Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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