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The Musical Library, Vocal: Volumes 3 & 4


This is a digital copy of volumes 3 and 4 of "The musical library," a bound collection of part songs and songs with piano accompaniment edited by William Ayrton. It includes arrangements of famous nineteenth-century tunes, madrigals, ballads, canzones, elegies, and opera arias by various composers.

Creator(s): Ayrton, William, 1777-1858
Creation Date: 1849
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Publisher Name: [Charles Knight & Co.]
Place of Publication: London, England
  • Creation: 1849

This is a digital copy of volumes 3 and 4 of "The musical library," a bound collection of part songs and songs with piano accompaniment edited by William Ayrton. It includes arrangements of famous nineteenth-century tunes, madrigals, ballads, canzones, elegies, and opera arias by various composers.


The musical library, vocal. Volumes 3-4.


Contents, Vol. 3:

Glee, "Desolate is the dwelling of Morna" by Dr. [William Hutchins] Callcott, pp. 1-5;
Cavatina, "Col sorriso d'innocenzo," from the opera "Il pirata" by [Vicenzo] Bellini, pp. 6-7;
A Brazilian Air, "And are these the mountains," U.A., pp. 8-9;
Quartet, "Pieta di noi," from the comic opera "L'arbore di Diana" by Vicenzo Martini, pp. 10-13;
Cantata, "From rosy Bow'rs" by [Henry] Purcell, pp. 14-19;
Air (de trios notes), "Que le jour me dire!" by [Jean-Jacques] Rousseau, p. 20;
Aria, "Infelice in tanti affani" by Carl Friedrich Zelter, pp. 21-23;
Elegy, "Ye woods and ye mountains" by [William] Jackson (of Exeter), pp. 24-27;
Romance, "Oh! forbear to bid me slight her" by [Johann Nepomuk] Hummel, p. [28]-29;
Song, "No flower that blows," from the opera "Selima and Azor" by [Thomas] Linley (Senior), p. 29-31;
Duetto, "Caro! Bella!," from the opera "Giulio Cesare" by [George Frideric] Handel, pp. 32-35;
Madrigal, "Sweet honey-sucking bee" by [John] Wilbye, pp. 36-47;
Ballad, "The brooks lullaby" by [Carl Gottlieb] Reissiger, pp. 48-50;
Round, "Here is sweet sleep" by [William] Horsley [(1774-1858)], p. 51;
Rondo, "La Verginella come la rosa" by [Ferdinando Gasparo] Bertoni [(1725-1813)], pp. 51-53;
Ariette, "Le doux mal" by [Etienne Nicolas] Méhul [(1763-1817)], pp. 54-55;
Song, "The hardy sailor," From the opera "The castle of Andalusia" by Dr. [Samuel] Arnold pp. 56-57;
Duet, "Italian queen," pp. [58]-[60];
Recitative; Aria, "Alma del gran Pompeo; Piangerò," from the opera "Giulio Cesare" by [George Frideric] Handel, pp. 61-63;
Prize-Glee, "Swiftly from the mountain's brow" by [Samuel] Webbe [(1740-1816)], pp. 64-69;
Song, "Gentle youth, ah! Tell me why?," from "Love in a village" by [Thomas] Arne, pp. 70-71;
Coronach (or Dirge), "He is gone on the mountain," from "Scott's Lady of the lake" by [Thomas] Attwood [(1765-1838)], pp. 71-73;
Glee, "In holiday gown" by Thomas Fitzherbert, pp. 74-77;
Arietta, "Or son d'Elena invaghito," from the comic opera "Un' Avventurata di Scaramuccia" by Luigi Ricci, pp. 78-79;
Duettino, "Tendre fruit des pleurs d'aurore" by [Jean-Jacques] Rousseau, p. 80;
Duet, "Dolce dell' anima," from the opera "Sargino" by [Ferdinando] Paer, pp. 81-83;
Song, "'Tis not wealth, it is not birth," from "Love in a Village" by [Felice] Giardini [1716-1796], pp. [84]-85;
Song, "O had I been by fate decreed," from "Love in a Village" by Dr. [Samuel] Howard, p. [86]-87;
Russian air, by U.A., p. 87;
Four-part song, "Enjoy thyself howe'er thou art" (Ermunterung) by [Carl-Maria] von Weber, p. 88-89;
Canzonet, "The fortune land" (Das glückliche Land) by [Ludwig van] Beethoven, pp. 90-93;
Madrigal, "The nightingale" by Thomas Weelkes (1600), pp. 94-97;
Rondo, "Down, down a thousand fathom deep" by [Karl] Keller, pp. 98-100;
Terzettino, "Angiol di pace all' anima," from the opera "Beatrice di Tenda" by [Vicenzo] Bellini, pp. 101-103;
Cavatina, "Piu Bianca di giglio," from "La cosa rara" by [Vicente] Martin [y Soler] (also listed as Vicenzo Martini), pp. 104-105;
Song, "The sapling oak," from "The siege of Belgrade" by [Stephen] Storace, pp. 106-108;
Prize-Glee (1773), "In the merry month of May" by Benjamin Cooke, pp. 109-115;
Song, "The letter of flowers" by Franz Schubert, pp. 116-117;
Duet, "The neighb'ring convent's bell," from "The padlock" by [Charles] Dibdin, pp. 118-120;
Elegia, "Sulla tomba di Bellini, l'amico dolente" by [Jules Eugene Abraham Alary (1814-1894)], pp. 121-123;
Song, "An address to a Locket" by Dr. [Samuel] Arnold, pp. 124-125;
Glee, "Oh! Tarry gentle traveler" by Dr. [William Hutchins] Callcott, pp. 126-131;
"Romance and Duet," from the opera "Fortunatus" by [Xavier] Schnyder [von Wartensee, (1786-1868)], pp. 132-134;
"A spring song" (Fruhlingslied) by [Felix] Mendelssohn, pp. 134-135;
Caliban's song, "The Owl is abroad" from "The tempest" (as altered in 1756) by John Christian Smith, pp. 136-137;
Song, "Henry cull'd the flow'ret's bloom," as sung in the opera "Rosina" by [Antonio] Sacchini, pp. 138-140;
Round, "[Se placar volete amore / Nel contrasto Amor si rende]" by Vicenzo Martini, [words by Pietro Metastasio, from "Strofe per musica," aria L], p. 140;
Canzonet for four voices, "Canst thou love and live alone?" by Ravenscroft, pp. 141-143;
Air, "Le secret" by Franz Schubert, [from "Zwei Lieder," Op. 14, No. 2 Geheimes, D 719], pp. 144-146;
Song, "Come, dear Maria!" by [Sigismund Ritter von] Neükomm, pp. 146-147;
Arietta, "The country wedding" arr. by Thomas Joseph Ritson, pp. 148-149;
Cavatina, "Tu sai qual oggetto," from the opera "Constanza e Romilda" by [Giacomo] Meyerbeer, pp. 150-151;
Cantata, "Let the dreadful engines," from the opera "Don Quixote" by [Henry] Purcell, pp. 152-157;
Terzetto and chorus, "O come o bella" by [Samuel] Webbe, pp. 158-160;
Cavatina, "Sgombra I miei dubbi, o cielo!," from the opera "Ismalia" by [Saverino] Mercadante, pp. 161-163;
Glee, "The seasons" by Dr. [Samuel] Arnold, pp. 164-169;
Duet, "Soft is the Zephyr's breezy wing" by [Thomas Augustine] Geary, pp. 170-173;
Romance, "Expectation" by [Felix] Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, pp. 174-175;
Song, "Peaceful slumb'ring on the Ocean," from the opera "The pirates" by [Stephen] Storace, p. 176.


Contents, Vol. 4:

Duet, "O what various charms unfolding," [from] "Seasons" by [Joseph] Haydn, pp. 1-3;
Song, "No, 'twas neither shape nor feature" (introduced in "The flitch of Bacon") by [Giovanni] Paisiello, pp. 4-5;
Romance "Ma belle Ange" by Théodore Labarre, pp. 6-7;
Trio, "When the rosy morn appearing," from the opera "Rosina" [by Antonio Sacchini], pp. 8-10;
Cavatina, "Si, lo sento," from the opera "Faust" by [Louis] Spohr, pp. 11-13;
Round, "The dumb peal" by Dr. [Benjamin] Cooke, p. 13;
Cantata, "Alexis" by John Christopher Pepusch, pp. 14-19;
Glee, "Melting airs soft joys inspire" by Dr. William Hayes, p. 20;
Canzonetta, "Vita felice" by [Ludwig van] Beethoven, pp. 21-23;
Song, "How hardy I conceal'd my tears," [music from Das Traumbild by Wolfgang Amadeus] Mozart, pp. 24-25;
Duettom "Unito a un puro affetto," in the opera "Teseo" (Theseus) by [George Frideric] Handel, pp. 25-28;
Glee, "Mark'd you her eye of heavenly blue?" by [Reginald] Spofforth, pp. 29-31;
Madrigal, "Cynthia! Thy song and chanting" by Giovanni Croce, pp. 32-37;
Song, "With lowly suit and plaintive ditty," from the two-act opera "No song, no supper" by [Stephen] Storace, pp. [38]-40;
Canzonetta, "Aure amiche" by Georg Müller, pp. 41-43;
Quartetto, "Dal tuo stellato soglio," from the opera "Mosè in Egitto" by [Gioachino] Rossini, pp. 43-[47];
Song, "Encompass'd in an angel's frame," from the [opera] "Lord of the Manor" by [William] Jackson, pp. 48-49;
Canzonet, "I my dear, was born to-day" by [John] Travers, pp. 49-55;
Canzonetta, "In questa tomba oscura," [WoO133] by [Ludwig van] Beethoven, pp. 56-57;
Recti[ative] and Air, "How gentle was my Damon's air! / On every hill in every grove," from the masque "Comus," [music by] Dr. [Thomas] Arne, pp. 58-60;
Song, "What makes this poor bosom" by [Louis] Spohr, pp. 61-63;
Trio, "An argument" by I[gnaz] Moscheles, pp. 64-65;
Ballad, "Ere around the huge oak," from the comic opera, "The farmer" by [William] Shield, pp. 66-67;
Canzonetta, "La contraddizione" by Gabriello Piozzi, pp. 67-69;
Prize Glee, "Awake! Aeolian lyre" by [John] Danby, pp. 70-73;
Duet, "Dopo cento affanni," from the opera "[La Grotta di] Calypso" by [Peter von] Winter, pp. 74-77;
"The spirit song," [H 26a, no. 41] by [Franz Joseph] Haydn, pp. 77-80;
Aria, "Adelaide," [op. 46] by [Ludwig van] Beethoven, pp. 81-87;
Madrigal, "Fair! sweet! cruel! Why dost thou fly me?" by [Thomas] Ford, pp. 88-91;
Rondo, "While the lads in the village," from the opera "The quaker" by [Charles] Dibdin, pp. 92-95;
Glee, "Peace to the souls of the heroes!" by Dr. [William Hutchins] Callcott, pp. 96-100;
Cavatina, "Lungi dal caro bene," in the opera "Giulio Sabino" by [Giuseppe] Sarti, pp. 101-103;
Duet, "Hark! my Daridear!" from [John] Dryden's tragedy "Tyrannick love" (i.e., The royal martyr) by [Henri] Purcell, pp. [104]-111;
Song, "Her image ever rose to view" from the opera "Nettley Abbey" by [Carl Friedrich] Baumgarten, pp. 112-115;
Prize glee, "A gen'rous friendship no cold medium knows" by [Samuel] Webbe, pp. 116-117;
Song, "There the silver'd waters roam" from the opera "The pirates" by [Stephen] Storace, 118-120;
Song, "From glaring show and giddy noise" by [Samuel] Webbe, pp. 121-[123];
Round, "I loved thee beautiful and kind" by [Jonathan] Battishill, p. 124;
Catch, "O let the merry peal go on!" by [John] Danby, p. 125;
Duetto, "Guarda qui, che lo vedrai" by [Joseph] Haydn, p. 126-131;
Song "On board the valiant!" from the comic opera "The shipwreck" by Dr. [Samuel] Arnold, pp. 132-133;
Prize glee, "Return, blest days" by John Stafford Smith, pp. 134-137;
Romanza, Una furtive lagrima" from the comic opera "L'Elisire d'amore" by [Gaetano] Donizetti, pp. 138-140;
Madrigal, "Ev'ry bush new springing" by Michael Cavendish, pp. 141-[144];
Duettino, "When first I saw thee graceful move" by Nicolo Pasquali, p. 145;
Aria, "Per pieta, non ricercate" in the opera "Il curioso indiscreto" by [Wolfgang Amadeus] Mozart, pp. 146-149;
Duet, "Amor gioie mi porge" [music by George Frideric] Handel, pp. [150]-153;
Elegy, "While grief and anguish rack my breast" from "Selima and Azor" by Thomas Linley, pp. 154-155;
Song, "Light as thistle-down" from the opera "Rosina" by [William] Shield, pp. 156-157;
Son, "Fair Liela" by [William] Linley, pp. 158-160;
Duetto, "Io lo so" [i.e., Canzonetta: Io lo so, che il bel sembiante, W H4] by Johann Christian Bach, pp. 161-163;
Ariette, "Oiseaux, si tous les ans" [K.307/K.284d] by [Wolfgang Amadeus] Mozart, pp. 164-165;
"The waits" by Jeremiah Savile, p. [166];
General index to the vocal music, with short biographical notices, pp. [167]-172;
General index arranged according to the titles and also the first words ..., pp. [173]-174.

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176, 174 p. of music : ill. ; 34 cm.

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Added Title: The musical library, vocal
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