William Desesch, "The Happy Couple" [song]

Scope and Content

From: [Various vocal and instrumental music]

Incipit: "When morn her sweets shall first unfold"

The Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980 (London: K. G. Saur, 1981), pressmark 157.l.13, gives a song with the same title and incipit, [By W. Desesch], published on p. 324 of the London Magazine, 1751. Not in the British union-catalogue of early music printed before the year 1801, ed. Edith B. Schnapper (London: Butterworth Scientific Publications, 1957); Cyrus Lawrence Day and Eleanore Boswell Murrie, English song-books, 1651-1702: a bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1940); nor David Hunter, Opera and song books published in England, 1703-1726: a descriptive bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1997).

Key: C

Tempo: 3/4

Medium: fl(?)