Jonathan Stanyon
William Matthews Tune Books
Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:02pm

Back in January last year there was some discussion about William Matthews. I have managed to see a copy of The Cherub but three tunes, listed in the index are missing from the book (Alma, Sherwood, and Risley). Alma and Sherwood I have picked up from other sources, but Risley is the most important one as I live only 1 mile from said village. Ros said these tunes were in a couple of books "The Cherub" GB-Lbl. 518.l.(5.) and also "Hymns for four voices" (1830) Gb-Lbl. G.517.b.(9.). Now I know that this is probably a stupid question, but what do these catalogue numbers refer too. I have had a word with the British Library and they are not theirs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    • William Matthews query
      Ros Clements, Sun Nov 5 11:39am
      Thanks for your interest in William Matthews, and his publications at the British Library. Checking back, I looked at both the books mentioned in 2009 - 2010. The reference for the shelf mark for a... more
      • William Matthews query
        Jonathan Stanyon, Sun Nov 5 2:49pm
        Thanks Ros That gets me back on track. Jonathan
        • William Matthews query
          Edmund Gooch, Sun Nov 5 5:38pm
          Jonathan/Ros, I recall seeing the Matthews hymns for four voices last time I was looking at other music in the volume G.517.b. at the BL, and don't think the Matthews pieces had a title page - it... more
          • William Matthews query
            Jonathan Stanyon, Thu Nov 9 5:21pm
            Edmund Thanks for the tip. I will certainly do that. Jonathan
            • British Library Catalogue
              Ros Clements, Fri Nov 10 6:58am
              At the BL yesterday, I explained the problem with the online record for the William Matthews book, and the link in the data has now been restored; I tried out the shelfmark online this morning, and... more
              • BL cat/William Matthews
                Edmund Gooch, Fri Nov 10 8:22am
                Thanks for sorting this with them, Ros - it's better that the book is on the catalogue as usual. Edmund
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