Mid-19th Century Popular Songs and Dances in Manuscript: A Lady's Collection. BRITISH MUSIC - 19th Century - Manuscript.
Mid-19th Century Popular Songs and Dances in Manuscript: A Lady's Collection
Mid-19th Century Popular Songs and Dances in Manuscript: A Lady's Collection

Mid-19th Century Popular Songs and Dances in Manuscript: A Lady's Collection

ca. 1840.

Folio. Contemporary half dark brown leather with marbled boards, gilt rules to spine, marbled endpapers. 90 pp. Contents list and notes to upper and lower flyleaves, pagination in pencil to upper right corners.

Notated primarily in a single hand on 12-stave J. & F. Harwood, London music paper with decorative border of small interlocked circles; illustration of the coast of Dover to recto of first leaf. A few of the songs marked with dates and place names.

With previous owner's name to upper flyleaf: "Margaret Keep January 26th 1841."

A large collection of popular songs and dances in manuscript, some with composer attribution (given here in parentheses), most without.

Contents pages 1-62:
The Jenny Jones Waltz, The Water Witch Quadrille & La Belle Barbiere, German Waltz (Johann Strauss), The Better Laird (Miss E. Davis), In the Days When We Went Gypsying (J. N. Sporle), The Gondolette (Alexander Lee), The Gypsey's Wild Chaunt, Kathleen Mavorneen, Woodman spare that tree!, The Bridal Ring, Smile Again my Bonnie Lassie, The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers (Miss Hemans), Oh No! We Never Mention Her, The Deep Blue Sea (C. Arnold), The Angels Whisper, [the following 7 pieces not listed in contents] Come and let us be happy!, Glorious Apollo (Sam. Webbe), Life is a bumper (Wainwright), Eve's Lamentation, I Dreamed that I Dwelt in Marble Halls (M.W. Balfe), The Wishing Gate, By the Sad Sea Waves, Her Majesty's own Waltz (Johann Strauss), Waltz, Waltzer pour le Piano Forte, Waltz par Johann Strauss, List to the Convent Bell, Roy's Wife of Advallock, O Nanny Will Thou Gang with Me, The Campbells Are Coming, L'Amour Musard, Waltz, Strasburg Waltz (Strauss), Elizabethan Waltz, Waltz, Waltz, Hero Froerich[?] Waltz, L'Eté, The Alpine Waltz, Charmant Walzer (Johann Strauss), Monte Video, Waltz (Joseph Launer), Waltz (Beethoven), Waltz from Fra Diavolo by Auber (Strauss), Waltz Strauss, Moabe[?] favorite Waltz, Waltz (Strauss), Waltz, Gallopade, Huiloch of Keelock, Gallopade, The All Black Quadrille, Coal Black Rose, [the next 2 pieces not listed in contents] The Laird of Cockpen, Ave Sanctissima or Evening Song of the Virgin, What Fairylike Music, [The next 2 not listed] Sir Roger de Coverly, Tudor Quadrille, St. Patricks Day, [the following not listed] Lady Shaftsbury's Red, The Fixe Fly Polka, Les Echoes (Musard), Julius's English Quadrille, Julius's Scotch Quadrille, Julius's Royal English Quadrille, Spanish Waltz, La Polka Quadrille (Ronsard), Les Diamans de la Couronne (Musard), Deutsche Lust Waltzer (Strauss), The Post Horn Galop, Waltz (Beethoven), The Bridal Polka, Bonnie Dundee, Annie Laurie, I'd Mourn the Hopes that Leave Me (Moore), Search Through the Wide World.

Contents pp. 63-90
Mostly sacred music including a collection of canticles, responses, and other chants in English choral style by various composers: Attwood, Stouldsworth, Jackson, Soaper, Depuis, Hornington, Jones, Battishill, Corfe, Robertson, Crotch, Stafford, Weber, Purcell and Kelly. A selection of hymns: From Egypt lately come, Why those fears?, Lord for thy tender mercies take, What will they say in England? (J.W. Hobbs), Bless the Lord (Mozart). A few secular pieces within this section including The Hay is in the Mow (Scott Gatty), The Fairy Tempter, Forget not your Janice, Teach or Teach me to Forget, Logan Braes.

Two songs included in contents not found: Long Long Ago, The Voice of [?]Soci.

Binding worn, bumped, and rubbed; split at hinges. Slightly browned; some showthrough; a few leaves soiled and faded.

An interesting collection of contemporary popular tunes, dances, and sacred music. "One of hundreds of similar volumes compiled by women during the nineteenth century, [these albums] contain predominantly pieces by European male composers yet nonetheless reflect the role of music in women's lives. Musical accomplishment was a mark of the well-bred woman, and the piano in particular was most often her instrument of choice." Robin Rausch from Women in Music at memory.loc.gov.

Item #35831

Price: $350.00  other currencies