Three songs for voice and piano or harp. Musical manuscript. British, 1836. Franz STOCKHAUSEN, Thomas Simpson COOKE.

Three songs for voice and piano or harp. Musical manuscript. British, 1836.

Folio. Unbound. 3, [i] (blank), 5-8 pp. on two bifolia. Notated in brown ink on hand-ruled 12-stave paper.

A calligraphic fair copy, most probably executed by an amateur, with beams and stems drawn with the help of a ruler and massive noteheads emulating music engraving. With early owner's name to upper left corner of first page of each bifolium: "Mrs. Prinsch."

Contains:

- The Harvest Home. Identified as "A favourite song of Stockhausen". In B-flat major, 2/4 time; neither music nor text ascribed. Three stanzas, one written as underlay, the others as residual text. Note to end of residual text: "Finished Saturday April 16th 1836. T. H. T." The music is by Franz Stockhausen, the text by E. Taylor; published as The Merry Harvest Home (London: no publisher, 1835). One copy at the British Library.

- "When the Heart in the bosom is beating!" In E major; 2/4 time. Text credited: "Words by J. S. Arnold Esqr."; no ascription of music. Two stanzas, one written as underlay, the other as residual text. Note to end of residual text: "Finished April 12th 1836. T. H. T." From the comic opera The King's Proxy, or Judge for Yourself with music by Thomas Simpson Cooke on a libretto by Samuel James Arnold (1774-1852). Published (London: no publisher, 1815). One copy at the British Library.

- "O softly sleep! My Baby Boy." Identified as "A Ballad sung by Mrs. Salmon." In A-flat major; no time signature (common time); neither music nor text ascribed. Five stanzas, one written as underlay, the others as residual text. No date. Music either by Charles Hatch Smith, who is credited with a published setting (London: J. Power, [1816]) held at the British Library (see also the performance reported in The Harmonicon 1, issue v, May 1823, p. 73.), or by Robert Archibald Smith (1780-1829), identified as the composer in The Souvenir Minstrel, edited by Cornelius Soule Cartee (Philadelphia: Marshal, Clark and Co., 1833), p. 231 (without music). The text is anonymous.

Slightly soiled; some show-through. Item #27181

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