Franklin

[Tune book] [manuscript].

Publication:
[England], circa 1758.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
30 leaves paper; 98 x 158 mm. bound to 105 x 164 mm.
Subjects:
Music -- Manuscripts.
Folk songs -- Early works to 1800.
Hymns -- Early works to 1800.
Music theory -- Early works to 1800.
Tune-books -- Specimens.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Folk songs.
Hymns
Tune-books.
Manuscripts, English -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Summary:
Collection of hymns with lyrics, folk song tunes without lyrics, several pages of music theory notes at the beginning, and a French horn minuet (p. 31). The front and back pastedowns and first and last leaves contain miscellaneous notes, accounts, and calculations dating to around 1770.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Pagination: Paper, 30 leaves; [1-60]; modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Layout: Notation written in 4 staves per page; hand-ruled in ink.
Script: Written in a cursive script by what appears to be a single hand.
Binding: Contemporary leather over pasteboards. Leather of upper cover is badly deteriorating and coming loose from board. Bookseller's advertisement pasted onto inside upper cover.
Origin: Written in England circa 1758 (owner note, p. 1).
Penn Provenance:
Sold at auction by Lyon & Turnbull (Edinburgh), 9 September 2014, lot 93.
Cited as:
Ms. Codex 1721.
OCLC:
927150669
Access Restriction:
Access to this item is subject to staff review.
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