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A collection of verses and translations transcribed by Mary Anne Bacon

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6251
Scope and Contents

Authors include Sir Henry Purcell, George Handel, Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron.

Dates: 1850 (Circa)
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Antonio del Borgo: Paraphrases of Psalms 148-50, 123 (124), and 95 (96)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.736.1
Scope and Contents

Includes a dedication to and poem in honour of Louis XIV. Inside front cover: bookplate of Samuel Sandars. On a flyleaf are pasted slips from French and English booksellers' catalogues, the vol. being lot 13 in the former, and lot 1086 in the latter.

Dates: 1680 (Circa)
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Cambridge Symphony Concerts executive committee: minute book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6238
Scope and Contents

With accounts and programmes, 53 folios.

Dates: 1905-1909
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Chants used in Canterbury Catherdral in the hand of W.H. Longhurst

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6400-6401
Scope and Contents

Chants arranged in order from first to last day of the month and comprising chants for the Venite and Psalms for the day. The name of the composer is written over each. The majority of the chants are published.

Dates: 1888 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Charles Edward Sayle: Diaries and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8501-8513, 10277-9
Scope and Contents

Diaries, writings on the history of music in Cambridge and the history of the Vatican library, correspondence and papers on Ximénès Doudan, Caspar von Kinschot and Reyner Wolfe.

Dates: c. 1864 - 1924
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Chorale Directorium

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6626
Scope and Contents Chorale Directorium, in an elaborate Italian hand in imitation of print, 14 folios. A collection of the prayers, antiphons, etc., sung on festivals and other occasions by the choir of the Ducal Convent at Venice. On fos 2v and 11v a few prayers are added in another hand. Most headings and a prayer on fo. 10 are in Italian. The headings and most initials are in gilt lettering. Other initials are in green. Each page has a rectangular border in gold or green. The lettering of the title-page...
Dates: 1717
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Christopher Hogwood Archive

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10096
Dates: 1941 - 2014
Conditions Governing Access: The archive is not yet fully catalogued. Some materials are subject to access restrictions. To discuss consultation please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk or music@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Colin Matthews: Papers relating to Deryck Cooke

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10045
Scope and Contents The collection contains papers relating to all work undertaken by Colin Matthews as a result of his input into the 1976 publication of the Mahler Tenth Symphony (specifically, revised scores on movements II and III marked up for the copyist) and from his work on the posthumous Cooke publications 'Vindications', 'Gustav Mahler', and 'I Saw the World End'.Contents include photocopies of many Cooke pieces (lecture scripts, talks, programme notes, sleeve notes, articles, etc.)...
Dates: 1976-1982
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Collection of music for lute

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3056
Scope and Contents On 6-line stave. Named pieces include: Anthony Holborne, 'Cradle of Conceits'; John Dowland, 'Piper's Pavan and Galliard', 'Lachrymae', 'Pavan', 'A fancy'; W. Hollis, 'John Blundevill's last farewell'; M. Cavendish, 'Galliard'; K. C., 'An answer to cuckoo', 'Lachrymae', 'A fancy'; John Daniell, 'Monsieur's Almayne', 'Rosa'; Thomas Robinson, 'Spanish pavan'; 'Fantasia Laurincini'; several preludes and exercises; 'Robin Galliard'; S. T., 'Pavan' and 'Galliard'; 'Fantasia Newsadlers'; 'Frog...
Dates: 1600 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Collection of music, various years. Various hands.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4250
Scope and Contents Collection of music, various years. Various hands. In English, German and Latin. 1. 11.5 x 8 in. 2 leaves. c. 1580. Song: 'Comes there any mo knaves', with copy of words made by F. J. H. Jenkinson and copy of words and music harmonised in 3 parts made by E. J. Dent, 21 Jan. 1901; 2. 2 leaves. 20th cent. Transcript of F. Pilkington, 'George Pilkington's Funeral' from CUL, MS Dd.2.11, fo.6 (lute music), made by W. C. Denis Browne; 3. 10 leaves. c. 1853. Draft of part of what appears to be an...
Dates: 1580-1912 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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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:...
Dates: 1783 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Daniel Dal Barba of Verona: six musical compositions

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6001
Scope and Contents

(fo. 1) 'Beatus vir', first violin part; (fo. 3) 'Messa Greve' for four voices and instruments; (fo. 47) the same: voice and instrument parts in sequence; (fo. 114) 'Domine' for four voices, violins and trombones; (fo. 144) 'Dixit' for four voices, violins and trombones; (fo. 196) 'Beatus Vir' for four voices, violins and horns; (fo. 246) 'Magnificat'; (fo. 264) 'Credo' for four voices with instruments. Inside front cover bookplate with the letters 'MLThC'.

Dates: 1753-1754
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francesco Geminiani: Concertos, Op. 2 and 3

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6611
Scope and Contents

Concertos for two violins, viola and bass. (fo. 1) Op. 2; (fo. 22v) Op.3. Six concertos in seven parts, op. 2, published in London 1732, and Paris, 1755, in score. Six concertos, op. 3, London and Paris 1755. This copy was probbaly made from the printed edition of c. 1760. 43 fos. 14.75 x 10.75 in.

Dates: 1765 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Henry Sturmy: Music Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3396
Scope and Contents Bass parts to instrumental trios and quartets. The following composers' names and titles occur: (fo. 5) 'Mr Baptist ground'; (fos 6, 7v) 'Mr Hillton'; (fos 8, 14v, 15, 17, 18v, 42v) 'Mr Babtist'; (fos 9, 11v, 19v, 20, 40v) 'Mr Farmer'; (fos 12, 14, 25v) 'Mr Peasable'; (fo. 12v) 'Round'; (fos 15v, 16) 'Mr Staggins'; (fo. 17) 'Mr Farranell'; (fos 20v, 29, 34) 'Hornpipe'; (fos 24v, 38) 'Mr Farmer's overture'; (fo. 32) 'Corant'; (fos 32, 35) 'Farewell'; (fo. 32v) 'Mr Babtist's chocone'; (fo....
Dates: 1681
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Hugh Fraser Stewart and family: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7671
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters and papers relating to the life and career of Hugh Fraser Stewart and to the lives of the members of his family. The papers include correspondence of Stewart's wife Jessie, and of her father, mother and sisters. There is also correspondence of Stewart's brother-in-law Francis Jenkinson, as well as papers acquired by Stewart for his Memoir of the late librarian, published in 1926. The Stewart and Crum families's shared interest in music is represented in the...
Dates: 1850-1950 (Circa)
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Introits for Sundays and Festivals, set to music on a four-line stave

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6975
Scope and Contents

At the end is a prayer for Charles Emmanuel [I], King of Sardinia. Rubrics in English, suggesting origin in an English convent in the Kingdom of Sardinia. Initials in gree, red, or blue, with occasional decoration. Inside front cover and at foot of p.1: 'Henry Asnon' (18th cent. hand). p. 132: 'T. Scoles's Book of the Gift of Unkle Asnon, Septr 15th 1793'. 66 fos. 7.25 x 4.75 in.

Dates: 1730-1733 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Italian Arias

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6002
Scope and Contents (fo. 1v) blank; (fo. 2v) 'Povere mie speranze'; (fo. 3v) 'So' che vauti un core ingrato so''; (fo. 5v) 'Donne vegni al balcon che l'orbo'; (fo. 6v) 'La violetta vergognosetta'; (fo. 7v) 'Ah ritorna e ta' dell' oro alla terra'; (fo. 8v) 'Dormia sul margine d'un ruscelletto supinae'; (fo. 9v) 'Pur nel sonno al mentalora vien cole'; (fo. 10v) 'Rondi nella amira pieta fula dolce sua'; (fo. 12v) 'Sulla piazza miei signori ecco qua l'onto'; (fo. 13v) Ho sparso tante lagrime per animo lirti'; (fo....
Dates: 1700-1800 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Jeanne-Marie Dolmetsch Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10371
Dates: Majority of material found within 1580 - 2008
Conditions Governing Access: The archive is not yet fully catalogued. In order to discuss access please contact the music or manuscripts department.
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John Marsh: Diaries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7757
Scope and Contents Transcripts made by Marsh's son Edward of his father's diaries, which Marsh had started to write in 1765, with some loose notes describing particular volumes. Nos. 1-3 are missing. No.4 1768-1770 (pp.273-368); No.5 1770-1773 (pp.369-460); No.6 1773-1776 (pp.461-556); No.7 1776-1779 (pp.557-648); No.8 1779-1781 (pp.649-740); No.9 1781-1783 (pp.741-836); No.10 1783-1785 (pp.837-932); No.11 1785-1787 (pp.933-1024); No.12 1787-1790 (pp.1025-1112); No.13 1790-1794 (pp.1113-1204); No.14 1794-1799...
Dates: 1800 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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John Patrick: Selection of 50 Psalms rendered into English verse

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.85
Dates: 1670 (Circa)
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List of Exercises of Bachelors and Doctors of Music

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6378
Scope and Contents

A reference-list of the exercises for the Degrees of Bachelor and Doctor of Music between the years 1875 and 1910, arranged in columns as follows: 1) name of recipient of degree; 2) degree; 3) date; 4) reference number of exercise. The names are in alphabetical order. The reference numbers are those of the University Library, where the exercises are kept. There are 22 folios.

Dates: 1875-1910
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Luca Marenzio: Madrigals

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6372
Scope and Contents Madrigals for four voices by Luca Marenzio, copied from the edition published at Venice 1592 in the hand of T. Greatorex, F.R.S., F.L.S. Organist of Westminster Abbey (+1831). On fo. i appears the following note: 'This fine Score of Luca Marenzio's Madrigals, published in parts, 1592, at Venice, is in the handwriting of T. Greatorex, F.R.S., F.L.S., Conductor of the Concerts of Antient Music, Organist of Westminster Abbey, etc., etc. His collection of music, etc., was sold by Watson, at...
Dates: 1790 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Maurice Greene: Anthems

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3135
Scope and Contents

(fo. 1) 'Lord, let me know mine end', scored for four voices and bass, many printed editions; (fo. 5v) 'Bow down Thine ear', scored for six voices; (fo. 13v) 'O Praise the Lord all ye heathen', scored for four voices, written from end of volume; (Fo. 1) 'A Funeral Anthymn by Maurice Green For 4 voices to a Walking Thorough Base The Finest Anthymn that Ever was Made'; (Fo. 12) 'By Mr Maurice Green The Kings Organist & Organist of St Pauls.'

Dates: 1750 (Circa, Date inferred from 18th-century hand)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Music copybook

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6619
Scope and Contents Collection of short musical pieces, probably copied from printed editions. Among them the following: (p. 8) anon: Pastoral Dialogue, published c. 1760, c. 1765, c. 1770; (p. 23) T. A. Arne: 'When daisies pied', from As You Like It, published c. 1750; (p. 25) the same: 'Blow, blow, thou winter wind', from the same, published c. 1750, c. 1765; (p. 29) G. F. Handel: 'See the conquering Hero comes', from Judas Maccabaeus, first published 1747; (p. 65) anon: 'Adieu to the Village Delights',...
Dates: 1765 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ralph Griffin: Index of music

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6870
Scope and Contents

Index of Manuscript Music for Lute, Cither, Recorder, Violin, Bass Viol etc. by Ralph Griffin F. S. A., copied from R. Griffin's manuscript catalogue by A. F. Scholfield and D.N. Walker, written on slips in pencil. 157 folios.

Dates: 1820-1834
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