Bound volume entitled 'Music' containing printed sheet music of English songs, all printed in London unless otherwise indicated

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  • Reference
      GB 176 6192/2/10
  • Dates of Creation
      c.1785 - c.1810
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume

Scope and Content

Contains the following items:

The Hills The Plains Resound With Love, Deluding Joys and Let Fortune's Angry Tempest Blow, canzonets by William Jackson of Exeter ([1795], Preston & Son);

When Nicholas first to court began, a favourite duetto …sung at the Jene-sçai- quoi Club, by William Shield (Longman & Broderip);

Poor Philomel! A dialogue & duettino, by William Shield (Longman & Broderip);

'The Waves Retreating from the Shore' from The Smugglers by Thomas Attwood (Longman & Broderip);

Come my Bonny Love ([1794], Rt. Birchall);

'Oh Thou Wert Born to Please Me' from The Masque of Comus at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane ([?1788], Preston);

In Thee Each Joy, a duet ([?1795], Preston & Son);

The favourite duet of Jess Macpharlane as sung at the Dilettanti Concert by Mr Dignum and Mr Hindle ([c.1800], printer unknown);

Begone Dull Care … sung … at Harrison & Knyvett's vocal concerts ([1795?], Preston & Son);

In Airy Dreams … adapted for the Harpsichord, German flute, violin and guitar ([c.1785], J Preston);

Sweet is the Breath of Morn (printer unknown);

Could a Man be Secure … sung at the Jene-sçai-quoi Club ([c.1790], printer unknown);

O Dear What Can the Matter Be (Preston & Son);

Soft, Sensible & True by Mr Suett (Thomas Preston);

Here's a Health to all Good Lasses (Preston & Son);

The Favourite Glees: Fear No Danger and The Pedlar by Dr Wilson and Henry Purcell (printer unknown);

O Why be Happy … sung by Messrs Incledon, Bowden and Linton at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, by W Shield ([1795], Preston & Son), signed at foot of first page;

The favourite glee of 'Life's a Bumper' sung at the Cecilian Club, Liverpool, by Mr Wainwright ([?1810], T Cahusac);

Le Solitaire and Epitaph on Mrs Wren written by RM Esq, glees with separate harpsichord accompaniment, pp.4-6 from an unknown volume;

Sigh no more ladies, 'a chearful glee for 5 voices' composed and adapted for Miss Thurlows by RJS Stevens ([c.1790], Lewis, Houston & Hyde);

First line: 'Glorious Apollo from on high' … 'to the President and members of the Glee Club instituted in London 1787 this glee is humbly dedicated by … Samuel Webbe' ([c.1790], Longman & Broderip);

The Happy Fellow by J Smart (Preston & Son);

The Playhouse Hubbub sung at Vauxhall, Love and Music and A Favourite Catch, by Dr Hayes (initialled PH);

Three Favourite Catches: 'Give me the sweet delights of love' and 'Three old women in a country church yard' by Harrington and 'Hark the bonny Christ Church bells!' by Dr Aldrich (printer unknown);

God Save the King harmonized for 4 voices with an accompaniment for the piano, german flute and guitar (Preston & Son);

We be Three Poor Mariners a glee for 3 voices ([c.1790-1800], printer unknown);

The Old Shepherd's Dog, a celebrated ancient ballad harmonized by Mr Hook ([?1790], Preston & Son);

How Merrily We Live a glee from The Flitch of Bacon (Preston & Son);

Adieu to the Village Delights, a glee by Baildon (printer unknown);

Drink to me only, arranged for 3 voices, two German flutes and two guitars (printer unknown);

Come Live with Me by Mr Webbe (printer unknown).

Several songs include accompaniments for guitar or German flutes. Many were sung 'to great applause' by Messrs Dignum, Hindle, Sedgwick and Hutley.

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