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Ms. Codex 2000 Songbook.
- Lully, Jean-Baptiste, 1632-1687
- Savioni, Mario, 1608-1685
- Humfrey, Pelham, 1647-1674
Other related names
- Fauconberg, Mary Belasyse, Countess, 1637?-1713, former owner
- Hauck, Cornelius J. 1893-1967, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 2000
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206, University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9977374821203681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
LanguageFrench, with some religious pieces in Latin (f. 1r-6r, 68v-72v, 76v-88v), some songs in Italian (f. 34v-36r, 58r-59r, 61v-63r, 64v-65r), and one song in English (f. 89v-92v)
Oblong songbook containing melodies (some with accompanying bass) and texts of songs and arias in French, with a few in Italian and some religious pieces in Latin. Of the French pieces, two arias are identified by their operas (f. 43v-46r), which are by Jean-Baptiste Lully; several more Lully arias are included without attribution, and the latest identifiable composition is "Cher souvenir douce tendresse" (f. 73r-75r), from the 1688 opera Zéphire et Flore, thought to be by Pierre Vignon and Jean-Louis Lully. Italian songs include two by 17th-century Italian composer Mario Savioni, "L'amor e lo sdegno sapete cos' è" (f. 34v-35r) and "Pupille serene, voi sette dei cieli" (f. 35v-36r). Latin religious works include a few hymns at the beginning (f. 1r-6r), a motet for the Eucharist (f. 68v-72r), and parts of settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah and the Magnificat and more hymns (f. 76v-88v). Some of the Latin pieces have paratextual elements, such as titles and directions, in French. The last song in the volume, "Hark, hark, hark, the storm grows loud" (f. 89v-92v) was originally published by English composer Pelham Humfrey in 1673. A modern note in French summarizing the contents is pasted on the front flyleaf.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
WatermarkHeawood Clock (Cadran) 340 or 341 (Auvergne, 1696).
Extent95 leaves : 90 x 150 mm bound to 98 x 160 mm
FoliationPaper, i + 95 + i; modern foliation in pencil, [1-95], upper right recto; one leaf torn out after front flyleaf.
BindingLate 17th-century goatskin, gilt-tooled; covers with two triple-fillet panels, inner panel with fleurons at corners; gilt spine with four compartments, the lowest with initials MB; joints cracked; marbled endpapers (Musinsky).
- Formerly owned by Mary Belasyse, daughter of Oliver Cromwell and wife of Thomas Belasyse, Viscount Fauconberg (signature in ink, front flyleaf verso; gilt initials MB on spine).
- Formerly owned by Cornelius J. Hauck (Cincinnati, Ohio; bookplate inside front cover).
- Sold by Musinsky Rare Books (New York), 2018.
- Songs, French--Early works to 1800
- Songs, Italian--Early works to 1800
- Songs, English--Early works to 1800
- Codices (bound manuscripts)
- Manuscripts, French--17th century
- Manuscripts, Latin--17th century
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, English--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
- Song book;
- 17th century;
- Musical notation;
- These images and the content of Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts Ms. Codex 2000: Songbook. are free of known copyright restrictions and in the public domain. See the Creative Commons Public Domain Mark page for usage details, http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/.
Table of contents
- fol. 1r — [Songbook]
- Inside front cover — Bookplate, Cornelius J. Hauck
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Bookplate, Cornelius J. Hauck
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