Large folio. Late 19th century navy blue cloth-backed marbled boards.  (title), - pp. Notated on 20-stave hand-ruled paper.
With a manuscript note to head of title: "This Curious and unpublished 'Te Deum' was presented To Sir George Smart by his obliged Friend Fredk. W. Horncastle Decr. 25th 1830."
Binding worn. Some minor soiling and staining, mostly to margins; title soiled.
Unlocated in the RISM manuscript database.
Almeida, a Portuguese composer, was Maestro de Capella at the Cathedral in Braga; he composed both a Requiem and a Stabat Mater.
Sir George Smart (1776-1867) was a noted British conductor, organist, and composer. Frederick William Horncastle (ca. 1790-1850) was an Irish composer and organist. He compiled "the Music of Ireland as performed at Mr. Horncastle's Irish Entertainments," London, 1844. Item #28903
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