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[Music notebook] [manuscript].

Publication:
[Sussex?, circa 1775]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
28 leaves paper ; 178 x 247 mm. bound to 185 x 251 mm.
Subjects:
Folk songs -- Early works to 1800.
Music -- Manuscripts.
Music theory -- Early works to 1800.
Sonatas -- Early works to 1800.
Tune-books -- Specimens.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Folk songs.
Sonatas.
Tune-books.
Manuscripts, English -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Summary:
Collection of seven sonatas (the seventh appears to be incomplete due to several leaves that are lacking) and ten folk songs, with several pages discussing aspects of music theory such as concords and discords (p. 1-5), and several untitled pages of notation. Consists of 47 pages written in one direction followed by 9 pages written in the other direction and starting from the opposite end of the book. Bookseller's description notes that the label on the inside lower cover (Parham, Sussex) refers to Parham House in Sussex and makes it possible that this book was in the collection of Sir Cecil Bishopp or one of his relatives.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Pagination: Paper, 28 leaves; [1-56]; modern pagination in pencil, lower outer corners.
Layout: Written in six staves per page; text written along top line of staff; hand-ruled in ink.
Script: Written in multiple hands, likely a combination of professional and student musicians.
Binding: Contemporary gold-paneled leather with marbled paper pastedowns. Several leaves are torn, with one particularly severe tear (p. 7-8).
Origin: Written in Sussex[?] (bookplate, inside lower cover) circa 1775 (Gedge).
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Samuel Gedge, Ltd., 2015.
Cited as:
Ms. Codex 1719
OCLC:
927144165
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