Oblong folio (ca. 240 x 305 mm.) Half dark brown leather with dark green textured cloth boards.  pp. Notated on 12-stave paper in a single hand throughout, primarily in ink with some additional markings in red and lead pencil. Watermark: Tassell & Smith 1842.
- 11 short works for keyboard without titles, possibly organ preludes: pp. 1-27
- Songs, anthems, hymns, and catches for 1 to 4 voices both with and without accompaniment, several leaves with printed texts laid down. Pp. 28-123.
- Pp. 124-137 blank
- organ hymn and psalm tones, preludes, etc., some with text, most without. Pp. 138-conclusion.
1f-2r: Gibbons, Orlando. Almighty and everlasting God. 4-part setting without text. Published in Boyce: Cathedral Music and The Madrigal Society collection.
2v-3r: Richardson, Vaughan ca. 1670-1729. O how amiable are thy dwellings. Page: Harmonia Sacra, 1800.
3v-4r: Creighton, Robert ca. 1636-1734. I will arise and go to my father. Boyce: Cathedral Music, Vol. 2, 1768.
4v-5r: Cooke, Robert 1768-1814. Untitled piece known from a manuscript (possibly autograph) in a collection entitled Vocal Pieces held by Harvard University, formerly owned by Joseph Warren (1804-1881). RISM ID 1001031637. Library shelf mark 2006M-74.
5v-6r: Rogers, Benjamin 1614-1698. Behold now praise the Lord. Boyce: Cathedral Music, Vol. 2
7v-8r: Purcell, Henry 1659-1695. Thou knowest Lord (anthem). Croft: Musica Sacra, Vol. 1, 1724.
9v-10r: Clarke, Jeremiah ca. 1674-1707. Praise the Lord O Jerusalem. Boyce: Cathedral Music, Vol. 2.
11v-12r: Child, William ca. 1606-1697. Praise the Lord O my soul and all. Earliest source, manuscript of 1708-1717, Chapel Royal Collection, British Library R.M.27.a.3. RISM ID 806911477.
12v-13r: Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi de 1525-1594. Panis angelicus. Motet. RISM records three manuscript sources, the earliest being a set of vocal parts in the hand of Achille Baratti dated 1840-1860, Rome, Archivio capitolare della Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, RISM ID 852000272; the other 2 sources are later, RISM ID 201012084 and 853002215.
13v-14r: Croce, Giovanni ca. 1557-1609. Virtute magna. Motet. RISM records just one manuscript source, held in Brussels at the Royal Library of Belgium, Ms. 11 3860. Mus. Fétis 1817, 1833. RISM ID 700006101.
14v-15v: Reynolds, John fl. ca. 1798. My God, my God, look upon me. Anthem. Page: Harmonia Sacra, Vol. 1, 1800. RISM locates 11 manuscript sources.
16r: blank (end of keyboard/organ settings)
16v-18r: Palestrina. Oh che splendor. Madrigal for four voices. Vocal score. Text by Marcantonio Epicuro (1472-1555). Palestrina: Secondo libro de madrigali a quatro voci, Venice, 1586.
18v-20r: Palestrina. I vaghi fiori e l'amorose fronde. Madrigal for 4 voices. Text by Claudio Tolomei (1492-1556). Palestrina: Secondo libro de madrigali a quatro voci, Venice, 1586.
20v-21v: Spofforth, Reginald 1769-1827. Hail, Smiling Morn. For unaccompanied voices. Sprungli: Männergesänge von Freunden der Tonkunst, Zürich, J.J. Ulrich, 1840.
222r-24r: Willis, John. Merrily, merrily goes the bark before the gale she bounds. For 4 voices. Published as a glee for 3 voices, Dublin. RISM A/1 W 1216 (one copy only, at UCLA).
24v-25r: Bishop, Sir Henry 1786-1855. To Grace we give our shining blades. For unaccompanied voices.
25v-236r: Moore, Sir Thomas 1779-18523. O Lady Fair. Duet for tenor solo and soprano voices with piano accompaniment. Ca. 1845.
26v-27v: Arne, Thomas Augustine 1710-1778. Blow, blow thou winter wind. A setting for voice and piano. From Shakespeare's As You Like It. Ca. 1845-50.
28r-29r: Stevenson, Sir John (text). See our oars with feather'd spray. For 4 unaccompanied voices, the musical setting anonymous. Ca. 1840-50.
29v-30r Loder, Edward J. 1813-1865. The Brave Old Oak. Text by H.F. Chorley. Set for a melody instrument with piano accompaniment. Ca. 1845-50.
30v-32v. Glover, Stephen 1812/13-1870. What are the wild waves saying? Words by J.E. Carpenter. Set for voice and piano. Ca. 1845-50.
33v-34r: Gow, Neil Jnr. Bonnie Prince Charlie. Words by James Hogg. Set for voice and piano.
34v-35r: What's a' the steer, Kimmer? Smith, comp.: A Selection from the Vocal Melodies of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1820-24.
35v-37r: Roy's wife o' Aldivalloch. Words by Mrs. Grant of Carron. Set for solo voice, chorus, and piano. Scots Musical Museum, 1787-1802.
37v-38r: A famous man was Robin Hood. Air. My love she's but a lassie yet. Adapted from Wordsworth's poem Rob Roy's Grave in the operatic drama of Rob Roy Macgregor or Auld-Lang Syne by Isaac Pocock.
38v: The Green Buskers. Unattributed. For voice (without text) and piano.
39r: Unattributed. Jack o' Hazeldean.
39v-41v: King, Matthew Peter 1777-1823. The Minute Gun at Sea. English song set for two equal voices with piano accompaniment.
42v-43r: Norton, Mrs. Love not, love not ye hapless songs of clay. Song for voice and piano.
43v-44r: Lover, Samuel. Sweet Jessie.
44v-45r: Auber. On yonder rock reclining from the opera Fra Diavolo. For voice and piano.
45v-46r: Linley, George. I cannot mind by wheel, Mother. Song for voice and piano.
46v-47r: Adams, Robert. Castles in the Air. Words by James Ballantine. Song for voice and piano.
47v: Dibdin, Charles. Give ear to me both high and low. Song for voice and piano.
48r: Dibdin, Charles. Here a sheer hulk lies poor Tom Bowlilng. Song for voice and piano. One of Dibdin's most famous songs.
48v-49v: Verdi, Giuseppe. Il Balen (del suo sorriso) from the second act of Il Trovatore. Transposed and with English words. A free adaptation for voice and piano.
50r-51r: Handel, George Frederick. Cheerful in duty from Judas Maccabaeus. Words by Rev. J. Hunter. For voices and piano.
52v-52r: Irish Melody A Lesson on the Seasons. Words by Rev. E. Caswell. Set for 4 voices and keyboard. The glory of summer is faded. 'Tis the last rose of summer.
52v: Littly, Mary. Spng set for 3 unaccompanied voices. A setting of poems by Caroline Bowles Southey.
53r: Mozart. The Battle of Life. A setting with English text of Aria No. 19, Andante in C from Don Giovanni.
53v: Hullah, John. Buttercups and Daisies. Words by Mary Howitt. Set for keyboard with text underlay.
54r: A Psalm of Life. Tell me not in mournful numbers. Text by Longfellow. Set for keyboard with text underlay.
54v: Donizetti. The Wave. Poem by Longfellow. Set to music adapted from the opera Parisina for keyboard with text underlay.
55r: Lightly tread its hallowed ground. Irish song for keyboard with text underlay.
55v-56r: Shield, William 1748-1829. The Spider and the Fly. Words by Mary Howitt. Set for keyboard. Printed text laid down to lower margins.
56v-57r: Herold, Welcome, welcome quiet morning. Words from Boston (U.S.) hymnbook. Set for keyboard with text underlay.
58v: The Voice of Nature (round) and Gentle Words. Battishill's Chant.
58r: Hilton. The Music School. Words by J.W.T.
58v-59r: Mendelssohn. Music Everywhere. There's music in the bursting buds. Set for 2 voices and bass.
59v: Harington, Dr. Henry 1727-1816. Rest (a catch). Set for 3 unaccompanied voices.
60r: Be thankful and go on. National Song. Words by Douglas Thompson.
61v-62v: Unidentified work for organ in D major.
63r: Unidentified work for organ in Bb major.
71v-81v: in reverse, as follows:
1v-2v: 4-part chordal progression with alternate endings/resolutions.
3r-4v: 4-part chordal setting of a Te Deum.
5r: Palestrina. Veni Creator. 4-part arrangement.
5v-8r: 4-part chordal arrangements of In festo SS. Trinitas; Nativity of our Lord; Second Sunday after Epiphany; From 3rd after Epiphany to Lent, and From 3rd after Pentecost to Advent; In Lent; Ascension; Hymn of the Blessed Virgin; Corpus Christi; Hymn of Apostles and Evangelists; Of Apostles and in Paschal Time; Of a Confessor; Of holy women; Nativity of St. John Baptist; and Hymn at Compline.
8v-10r: The Gregorian Tones for the Psalms. A musical table of 4-part intonations, meditations, endings with cadences on each of 9 tones, with various alternate resolutions.
10v-11r: Palestrina. Motet. O bone Jesu miserere nobis. Set for 4 voices with an Offertory Sentence with keyboard accompaniment with English text. RISM records numerous late 19th century manuscript sources.
Boards worn, rubbed, bumped, and detached; spine lacking. Uniformly browned; light soiling, heavier to edges; occasional showthrough.
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