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UBER (Daniel François Esprit). "Marche, composée pour l'Exposition Universelle de Londres, 11 Avril, 1862." In score, in the autograph of the composer.
Presented to the Society by Sir Michael Costa.
1950. BACH (Johann Sebastian). Sonaten und Fugen für die Violin
1951. BACH (Johann Sebastian), &c. A volume containing the following compositions by various members of the Bach family and Johann Georg Albrechtsberger.
Concerto for a Flute and the stringed quartett. In score
III. Suites, Cembalo Solo.
Two Sonatas (or Quartetts) for stringed instruments.
In score, 1782.
Fantasia for the Harpsichord
Six Fugues for the Harpsichord
C. P. E. Bach.
W. F. Bach.
J. S. Bach. do.
Presented to the Society by Mr. J. A. Novello.
1952. BOYCE (William), Mus. Doc.
Twelve Sonatas for Two Violins
Printed in separate parts. See No. 1476.
HANDEL (G. F.), Six Sonatas in Three parts. In score. Printed by Arnold, who stated them to have been originally published at Amsterdam, in 1731.
PURCELL (Henry). Overtures, &c. from the "Collection of Ayres composed for the Theatre, &c."
(See No. 1553).
In the autograph of Dr. Alcock; dated Reading, 1746.
small folio. 1953. CONSORT for 2 Treble Violins, 2 Basses, and 2 Theorboes (without composer's name). In separate parts. small folio. 1954. CORELLI (Arcangelo). Seven Fugues, five from his Concertos, and two from his Sonatas.
large folio. 1955. DANCE AND SONG TUNES (a Collection of), arranged in two, three, and four parts, for stringed instruments. In separate parts, 2 vols. small oblong quarto.
The volumes, one of which bears the inscription "Deane Monteage, his book, given by his father January 1676," formerly belonged to Thomas Britton, the musical small-coal man, who died in 1714. Only a small portion of the contents, however, can have been written during his ownership, as the majority of the pieces contained in the volumes were not composed until a much later period. In the same hand-writing as the last-named pieces is a copy of "God save the king," with title of "God save our noble king." A portrait of Britton is inserted in one
1956. FANCIES, &c. (A Collection of), in five parts, by English Masters of the early part of the 17th century, containing 6 compositions by Richard Deering, 1 by Nicholson, 1 by Will. Boys, 1 by Brade, 18 by John Jenkins, 3 by Alfonso Ferrabosco, jun., 37 by Giovanni Coperario, 4 by Hieronymo Bassano, and 6 by Thomas Forde. The Cantus, Altus, and Tenor parts only. small folio. Fantasies for Viols.
1957. GIBBONS (Christopher), Mus. Doc.
("Two Trebles and a Basse "). 1958. GIBBONS (Christopher), Mus. Doc. Viol and Organ, composed 1662. 1959. GIBBONS (Christopher), Mus. Doc.
In separate parts.
In separate parts. folio.
1960. HARPSICHORD MUSIC. Balletts, Pavans, and other pieces for the Harpsichord or other keyed instruments; without composers' names. The upper part written on a staff of five lines, the under on one of eight lines. An Italian MS. small oblong quarto.
1961. HAYDN (Joseph). The last two movements of the "Abschied Sinfonia." In score. The arrangement differs from the score printed at London. See No. 1510. oblong quarto. 1962. JENKINS (John). The Second Base part of a Collection of
Fancies, &c. Imperfect and much damaged by the action of the vitriol, or some similar ingredient, contained in the ink. small folio. 1963. LOCKE (Matthew), his Little Consort of Three parts, containing Pavans, Ayres, Corants and Sarabands, for Viols or Violins. (Printed in 1656, see No. 1525). In separate parts, 3 books. oblong octavo.
Within the cover of the First Treble part is a memorandum of the copies having been "Examd by Mr. Purcell's Score Book."
1963 * LOCKE (Matthew). Consort of ffowre Parts [consisting of six Suites of four movements each, viz. Fantazia, Courante, Ayre and Saraband]. In score, in the autograph of the
1964. LUTE MUSIC. A Collection of Motetts and other pieces, arranged for the Lute. In Tablature. Written about the end of the 16th or beginning of the 17th century. A coat of arms and the name "Edward Paston " are stamped on the covers. An Edward Paston was one of the instructors
of the Princess (afterwards Queen) Mary, daughter of Henry VIII.
1965. Mico (Richard). "Pavans and Fancyes of 4 parts." In separate parts, viz. Superius, Medius, Tenor, and Bass.
1966. MOZART (W. A.) Overture to "Die Zauberflote."
1967. NATIONAL AIRS, Welch, Irish and Scotch, selected and arranged by J. B. Malchair, Oxford, 1795. small oblong quarto. 1968. ORGAN MUSIC. Preludes, Voluntaries, Fantasies, Grounds, &c. for the organ or other keyed instruments, written on six line staves. The only composers named are Byrd, Maynard, Rogers, Dr. Bull, and Dr. Blow.
small oblong quarto.
1969. OVERTURES and other compositions, in score. oblong quarto.
The above compositions were entirely transcribed by Mr. James Taylor, by whom they were presented to the Society.
1970. OVERTURES to "Die Schweizer Family," by
score; and to "Les Deux Aveugles de Toledo," by Etienne Mehul, arranged as a Quintett by James Taylor.
Presented to the Society by Mr. James Taylor.
1971. PEPUSCH (John Christopher), Mus. Doc. A Sonata, for Flute, Violin, and Bass. In separate parts. 1972. PEPUSCH (John Christopher), Mus. Doc. A Sonata, for Violin, Bass Viol, and Thorough-bass. In separate parts.
1973. PURCELL (Henry). Two sets of Sonatas and some other pieces. In score. 2 vols.
"Twelve Sonatas of Three Parts, Two Violins and a Base, to the
Organ or Harpsychord." Printed in separate parts, at London, in 1683.
Between the leaves of the sixth Sonata is inserted the pamphlet addressed by Richard Clark "To the Lovers of Research, &c.," in which he sought, by reference to that Sonata, to show that the song "God save the king" was known to Purcell.
"Ten Sonatas in Four Parts." Printed in separate parts, at London, in 1697. See No. 1554.
Overture in G major.
Hymn for three voices,
"Plung'd in the confines of despair."
"Since God so tender a regard."
"Oh, I'm sick of life."
The four Hymns are printed in Novello's "Purcell's Sacred Music." See No. 450.
Both sets of Sonatas are in the handwriting of John Christopher Smith, and the other compositions in that of Thomas Barrow.
See No. 1952.
1974. PURCELL (Henry). 1975. PURCELL (Henry).
Overtures in score.
See No. 1977 and
In score. oblong octavo.
1976. SCHEFFER (F. W.) Sinfonia, a 8 instrumenti.
Presented to the Society by Mr. Thomas Kerslake.
1977. THEATRE MUSIC. The first Violin and Bass parts of overtures, act tunes and other instrumental Music in various dramatic
1978. THEATRE MUSIC. Overtures, act tunes, and