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Microfilm in MSPAL

A guide to microfilm in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.

Overview

This collection is split into three parts.

The originals are located in Christ Church in Oxford.

The call number in MSPAL is ML96.4 .M87 1981.

Part 1 is particularly rich in masses, motets, madrigals, and anthems of the 17th century English Masters--Sheppard, Taverner, Tallis, Byrd, the Lawes Brothers, the Gibbons Family, the Commonwealth Oxford Group, Jenkins, Locke, Blow, and the Purcell brothers. More than 4,000 individual pieces of music in manuscript are contained in the 237 volumes included in the second part. Sacred, secular, instrumental, and vocal works are all included in the third part, along with a collection of cantatas. Of special interest are the sole surviving sources of two operas by Alessandro Scarlatti.

The three parts include but are not limited to:

  • Part 1: Unpublished English music manuscripts of the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Part 2: Unpublished English music manuscripts of the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Part 3: Unpublished continental music manuscripts of the 16th and 17th centuries.

You can use the following links to locate the collection in UMD's catalog and to find complete listings for the three parts.