Vol. 1 contains anthems; vol.2: odes; vol.3: operas, theatre music and fantazias; vol.4: anthems and other church music. For full list of contents see: S. Pargeter 'A catalogue of the library at Tatton Park...', Cheshire Libraries and Museums, 1977, p.306-7. This manuscript is the primary source for: 'Ode to the King on his Birthday' (Now does the glorious day) (vol.2 no.13); 'The loves of Dido and Aeneas: an opera' (vol.3 no.1); Ode &c (The noise of foreign wars) (vol.3 no. 5) .
4 v . music . fol.. Card entry - state unknown.. Provenance: Bought at Dr. Arnold's sale, May 1803, by M. Masterman Sykes & given by him to his sister Eliz. Egerton, 1807. Inscriptions inside front cover: S. Arnold [i.e. the composer, Samuel Arnold (1740-1802)]. Binding: Quarter leather.
Makers and roles
Henry Purcell (1659-1695), composer
Philip Hayes (1738-1797)., copyist