Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1726 Music book
Call numberMs. Codex 1726
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 6774939
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Collection of anthems and psalm tunes, some of which have titles such as All among the dead men (f. 30v) and two with both titles and composers named such as Midelton by James Leach (f. 16v) and Gatham by Mr. G. Whitefield (f. 28v). Some tunes have partial lyrics written below the staff (for example, f. 5r). There is an anthem with lyrics included from f. 20v- 28r. Also contains two pages of music theory notes and a chromatic scale (f. i verso-ii recto). The manuscript changes orientation at f. 40v and begins again, written upside down and starting from the opposite cover. There is another anthem including lyrics that begins from this end of the manuscript that runs for nine leaves. It is followed by untitled tunes and miscellaneous incomplete notation. The manuscript appears to have been written by multiple hands in ink, lead, and chalk (f. 66v) and there is a carefully written calligraphic name "B. Skinner, 1799" (f. i recto). The inside upper cover contains a partial table of contents organized according to folio and psalm number. Also includes a verse of hymn lyrics without accompanying notation (f. 66v).
- Ms. codex.
Extent67 leaves : 103 x 202 mm. bound to 106 x 206 mm
FoliationPaper, 67 leaves; [ii], 1-56, 59-66, [i]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto. Folios 57-58 have been torn out. All references in this record are to contemporary foliation regardless of manuscript orientation.
BindingContemporary quarter leather over marbled pasteboards.
- Sold by Simon Beattie, 2015.
- Anthems--Early works to 1800
- Psalms (Music)--Early works to 1800
- Music theory--Early works to 1800
- Psalms (Music)
- Tune books
- Manuscripts, English--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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