[Anthems, odes, operas, by H. Purcell . transcribed from the author's original manuscripts by Phil. Hayes].
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Manuscripts and documents
1781 - 1785
Place of origin
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Tatton Park, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
This manuscript is the primary source for: 'Ode to the King on his Birthday' (Now does the glorious day) (v.2: 13); 'The loves of Dido and Aeneas: an opera' (v.3:1); Ode &c (The noise of foreign wars) (v.3:5) . Vol. 1 contains anthems; vol.2: odes; vol.3: operas, theatre music and fantazias; vol.4: anthems and other church music. Contents of v.1: It is a good thing - O praise God in his holiness - Awake, awake put on thy strength O arm of the Lord - O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: Dr Blow, solo - The Lord is my light - My heart is fixed - Praise the Lord o my soul. Six voices - Why do the heathen - Unto thee will I cry o Lord - I will give thanks - My heart is indicting: performed at King James the 2nds coronation; for two choirs of voices & instruments - O sing unto the Lord - Praise the Lord o Jerusalem - Praise the Lord o my soul; Contents of v.2: A welcome song to the King (Swifter Isis flow), 1681 - A welcome song to his Royal Highness on his return from Scotland, 1682 - A welcome song on the King's return from Newmarket, Oct 21 1682 - Song for two voices with violins (See where she sits) - Ode performed to Prince George of Denmark, upon his marriage to the Princess Ann - A welcome song performed to the King (Fly bold rebellion) 1683 - A welcome song performed to the King (From those serene) 1684 - A welcome song (the first performed) to King James the 2nd, 1685 - A welcome song (Ye tuneful muses) 1686 - Ode for three voices, with an overture in 3 parts & violins with the voices - Welcome song (Sound the trumpet) King James & his Queen, 1687 - A song with instruments performed at Mr Maidwells school, August 5 1689 - Ode to the King on his birthday (Now does the glorious day) - Song with chorus's for three voices & instruments (Hark how ye wild); Contents of v.3: The loves of Dido and Aeneas: an opera - Songs in Theodosia - Music in Circe, 1677 - St Cecilia Ode (Raise the voice) - Ode &c (The noise of foreign wars) - Music in the Tempest, as altered by Davenant & Dryden - Anthem: O Lord grant the King &c; with violins - Anthem: Behold now praise the Lord; with instruments - Fantazias; Contents of v.4: Blessed are they that fear the Lord. 1687 - Out of the deep have I called to thee O Lord - For King Charles martyrdom - Anthem: Man that is born of woman - Anthem: Lord who can tell - Anthem: 5 voices from the Litany - Anthem: Blessed be the Lord my strength - Anthem: Let God arise - Anthem: Blessed is he - Anthem: Bow down thine ear - Anthem: I will sing unto the Lord - Anthem: Let mine eyes run down with tears - The Song of Solomon: My beloved spake - Anthem: By the waters of Babylon - Canon, 4 in one. Glory be to the Fathers ... ; 3 pts. - Canon, 5 in one. And mine eyes have seen - Canon, 4 in 2. Joy mirth triumph - Canon, 3 in one. Gloria Patri - Canon, 4 in 2. Miserere mei - An Ode performed on St Cecilia's Day, 1683 (Welcome to all the pleasures) - Behold now praise the Lord - In thee o Lord do I put my trust - Behold I bring you glad tidings
4 v . music . fol.. Card entry - state unknown.. Provenance: Inscriptions inside front cover: S. Arnold [i.e. the composer, Samuel Arnold (1740-1802)]. Bought at Dr. Arnold's sale, May 1803, by M. Masterman Sykes & given by him to his sister Eliz. Egerton, 1807 [i.e.: Elizabeth Egerton née Sykes (1777-1853) from Sir Mark Masterman Sykes, third Baronet of Sledmere (1771-1823)]. Binding: eighteenth-century quarter leather; spine gilt-tooled; gilt-lettered on red & green spine labels $zBinding: eighteenth-century quarter leather; spine gilt-tooled; gilt-lettered on red & green spine labels 'Musica sacra M.S. Purcell. Vol I'; 'Odes of various kinds M.S. Purcell. Vol II'; 'Opera Odes &c. M.S. Purcell. Vol III'; 'Sacred music M.S. Purcell. Vol. IV'.
Makers and roles
Henry Purcell (1659-1695), composer Philip Hayes (1738-1797)., copyist