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Proserpine; tragedie
With Proserpine, composer Jean-Baptiste Lully returned to his collaboration with librettist Philippe Quinault, which had been interrupted when the poet was banned from Court for offending Madame de Montespan (the king's mistress) with unflattering references in Isis. By 1679, Quinault had been restored to favor. Proserpine was first performed at St. Germain-en-Laye in February of 1680. Though seventeenth-century audiences were familiar with the story of Proserpine being carried off into Hades from numerous ballets and stage plays, Quinault returned to the source in Ovid's Metamorphoses to embellish the plot. In addition to details drawn from Ovid, Quinault added some of his own, making Proserpine among the most convoluted of Lully's operas. While the prologue alludes to King Louis XIV in the guise of Jupiter, the play itself refers specifically to the king's recent victories over the Spanish and Dutch when Jupiter battles and defeats the giants. Robert Isherwood notes that Jupiter's trip to Phrygia may represent Louis' inspection of Flanders after its defeat in 1679. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc63/
Devil to pay: or, The wives metamorphos'd
English libretto to Charles Coffey's ballad opera The devil to pay or, The wives metamorphos'd. The Devil to Pay is an adaptation of Thomas Jevon’s play The Devil of a Wife (1686). Nearly fifty years later, the ballad opera appeared at Drury Lane with Charles Coffey and John Mottley each responsible for half of the three acts. However, a much shorter and more well-received one-act version, edited by Theophilus Cibber, is represented in the printed libretto. Today Coffey is generally the only name widely attached to The Devil to Pay. The opera’s popularity is attested by the frequent performances and a translation into German, which contributed to the development of the Singspiel. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2/
Achilles. An opera.
John Gay is credited with inventing the ballad opera, a genre that blends spoken plays and previously composed songs to new texts. Although The Beggar’s Opera (1728) was his most successful endeavor, he continued to compose English musical dramas. Achilles was finally performed in 1733, one year after Gay died. In this story, Achilles appears as a girl named Pyrrha, unknown to most of the inhabitants of the island of Scyros, in order to circumvent a prediction that he will die in battle. Deidamia (the king’s daughter) knows the secret, however, because she is carrying the disguised man’s child. After Achilles’s identity is revealed, he and Deidamia are able to wed. Then, in a fateful twist of irony, Achilles plans to join the Greeks in the Trojan War. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11/
Beggar's opera
This is a 1735 fourth ed. of the three-act ballad opera "The beggar's opera" by John Christopher Pepusch and John Gay. It includes the score for the overture (for violins (2), viola, and bass ensemble) and the melodies of each song. The inscription, "Nos haec novimus esse nihil" (transl. as, We know these to be nothing) that appears on the t.p. is an epigram by Marcus Valerius Martialis from his Books of Epigrams. On the back of the t.p. appears the advertisement of these works printed by John Watts: Fifty one new fables in verse; The tunes to the songs in the Beggar's Opera, transposed for the flute; and Gay's opera "Achilles." A table of songs shows the first lines of text for each act. The item includes a list of characters. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25946/
Ode on St. Cecilia's Day
A sacred work for mixed chorus (SATB) with orchestra acc. (2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, and basso continuo). A contents index is given on p. 74. Plate no. 105. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11080/
Judas Maccabaeus
This is a [ca. 1740] score of Judas Maccabaeus, a sacred oratorio by Handel. It contains a table of songs for each of the three acts of the oratorio and a descriptive catalog of music composed by Handel, which includes: Italian operas, English oratorios as well as concertos, chamber music and transcription of vocal music for instruments. The performance forces include: vocal soloists (SATB or SATB), strings (violins, viola, violoncello and contra bass), oboes, traverse flute, and bassoon. It also includes figured bass for continuo playing. The names of singers (Gambarini, Galli, Reinhold, and Beard) appear at the heading of each aria. Page [73], incorrectly numbered 48, contains a keyboard march identified as: No.484 Marche. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11799/
Acis and Galatea
This is a ca. 1743 score of Acis and Galatea, a musical masque (also considered an English pastoral opera) by Handel to a libretto by John Gay. The performance forces include: oboes (2), flauto [recorder], violins, basso continuo, and chorus of mixed voices (mostly soprano, three tenors and bass) and vocal soloists. On the front cover the name Morgan appears imprinted on a red stamp with golden ornaments and letters. The names Anna Maria [Lawes] and Mary Anne Morgan were written at the top of the title page and the inscription, "the gift [of] her uncle T. Morgan, 1808." Underneath the dedication: WH London, 1890. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11794/
Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick.
A secular choral work in two parts for four soloists (SSTB) and mixed chorus (SATB) with orchestra acc. (2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 3 violins, viola, violoncello, and continuo). The names of the vocal soloists (Mr. [John] Beard, Signora [Anna Maria] Strada, Miss. [Cecilia] Young, and Mr. Erard) are printed at the top of their designated songs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11077/
Artaxerxes. An English opera.
1763 English libretto for Thomas Arne's opera Artaxerxes. Thomas Arne most likely wrote his own libretto for Artaxerxes, which enjoyed a successful run at Covent Garden beginning on 2 February 1762. Artaxerxes follows the structure of Metastasio’s Italian libretto on the same subject; no other English-language opera has been recognized as following the principles of Metastasian opera seria. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1/
Love in a Village: a Comic Opera As it is Performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden. For the Harpsicord, Voice, German Flute, or Violin.
Vocal score for Love in a Village is broken into four labeled sections ('books'), each of which has a separate title page, and includes the music from the comic opera which has figured bass. Some of the music includes underlaid lyrics and the names of the persons who performed the pieces. Table of contents for the entire work is on page [1]. According to Grove Music Online, the opera is the story of a heroine (Rosetta) who runs away from an unhappy marriage. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25957/
Messiah
This is the score of the first published edition of Handel's sacred oratorio, Messiah to the English text by the librettist Charles Jennens. It includes an engrave lithograph showing a portrait of Handel and musical instruments and mythological figures playing instruments. A list of subscribers before the content index includes the King, Queen [of England], His Royal Highness the Duke of York, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland. The content index includes incipit of recitatives and arias of each part. New pagination starts after the end of the oratorio at page 188 for added music. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11800/
The Padlock
This is a copy of a ca. 1768 edition of Isaac Bickerstaff libretto for the two-act English comic opera "The Paddlock" by Charles Dibdin. The plot is an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes's "El celoso extremeño" (translated as, The Jealous Estremaduran). The t.p. features a vignette signed by IJ Taylor [possibly by the London engraver Isaac Taylor (1730-1807)] with four infants. The one at the center is holding several keys and is playing horse riding with a walking stick that has a padlock attached to it. In the story, Don Diego, a rich old man, hopes to marry the young Leonora and locks her inside his house using a large padlock on the front door. After bribing the servants, the younger suitor, Leander, climbs over the garden wall to court Leonora. Don Diego returns unexpectedly and catches the lovers, but allows the young couple to wed acknowledging that he is too old for Leonora. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31510/
Plain and easy introduction to practical music
In 1597, while Morley was negotiating for the patent, he wrote his musical treatise, A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke. Although his preface contains the statement that he had “nothing better to do,” Morley probably knew publishing a treatise on the science of music would boost public interest in purchasing musical works. In addition, by publishing such a work, the English audience would view Morley as an authority in music (and he would become more likely to obtain the patent) (Smith, “Print Culture and the Elizabethan Composer,” 163). The work is practical, and is organized into three sections: teaching to sing simple song, teaching to sing two parts over a plainsong or ground, and teaching counterpoint. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86/
Handel's songs, selected from his oratorios
This is the second of a five-volume anthology featuring 160 arias and songs from various oratorios by G. F. Handel. The vocal score contains musical selections arranged for 1-2 voices with unrealized figured bass intended for harpsichord (continuo), oboe, or flute accompaniment. The English text is printed between the treble and bass, or alto staves. A publisher's note in the t.p. announced the availability of instrumental parts are available separately for concerts. The table of content that follows after the t.p. indicates the titles of the oratorio from which the arias and songs were taken. The songs are numbered continuously from 81-160 paginated from 172-332. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25952/
Thomas and Sally
1782 vocal score of Thomas Arne's opera Thomas and Sally, or the Sailors return. Dramatic pastoral in two acts by Thomas Augustine Arne to a libretto by Isaac Bickerstaff; London, Covent Garden, 28 November 1760. Thomas and Sally can claim to be the first all-sung English comic opera. It is noteworthy as well for the introduction of clarinets into the orchestra (Grove Music Online). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12/
The Occasional : an Oratorio in Score Composed by Mr. Handel
A sacred oratorio for mixed chorus (SATB) and orchestra (2 violins, viola, "principale", 2 oboes, 2 trumpets, timpani, and continuo). The score includes a list of subscribers and an index for each of the three sections of the oratorio. The anthem "God save the King" is included on pp. 164-26, each page bearing an additional sequence number from 14-26. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11079/
Handel's songs, selected from his oratorios
This is the third volume of a five-volume anthology featuring arias and songs from various oratorios by G. F. Handel. The vocal score contains musical selections arranged for 1-2 voices with unrealized figured bass intended for harpsichord (continuo), oboe, or flute accompaniment. The English text is printed between the treble and bass, or alto staves. A publisher's note on the t.p. announced the availability of instrumental parts sold separately. The table of content indicates the oratorio from which the arias and songs were taken. The songs are numbered continuously from 161-240 paginated from 334-498. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25953/
Hercules : an oratorio in score
The plot of this oratorio centers around Hercules's death by an inadvertent action of his wife Dejanira. Handel set to music the English libretto by Rev. Thomas Broughton's English, based on Sophocles' Trachiniae, and additions from Ovid's Metamorphoses. The performance forces include: soloists (SATB) and mixed chorus with oboes (2) violins (2), viola, Bass (unspecifdied) and continue. The index that appears on p.248 contains the incipits of arias, recitative and choruses for each of the three acts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11796/
The musick for the Royal fireworks
This is a [ca. 1788] score of one of the arrangements Handel made of his "Music for the Royal Fireworks." The caption title gives indication that this version contains the music as performed in 1749. The Grove Dictionary of Music lists two other arrangements from ca. 1746. The performance forces of this edition include: trumpets (3), horns (3), timpani, oboes (2), bassoon, and strings (violin, viola, violoncello, and contrabass). The plate no. appears in both Roman and Arabic forms: No. XXIV and No. 24. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11801/
Saul : a sacred oratorio, in score
This is ca. 1792 musical score of Saul, a sacred oratorio by Handel composed in 1738 to the English text by Charles Jennens. The composition year 1740 given in the t.p. might refer to a performance of the oratorio that took place that year. The performance forces include: vocal soloists (SATB), mixed chorus, and orchestra (2 oboes, bassoon, trombones (3), horns (2), strings (violin, viola, violoncello, bass), timpani, organ, harp and continuo). A content index with the incipits of recitatives and arias appears on a separate page at the end of the score. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11802/
Esther, a sacred oratorio in score
This is a ca. 1794 score of "Esther," a sacred oratorio by Handel. According to the Grove Dictionary of Music, the English libretto of the oratorio was probably a collaborative work between John Arbuthnot and Alexander Pope with additional words by Samuel Humphreys. The engraved frontispiece that precedes the t.p. bears the title "Apotheosis of Handel," and the inscription, "The portrait from an original picture of Hudson's in the possession of Dr. Arnold. Designed by Rebecca [Biagio]. Engraved by [James] Heath. Published the 26th of May 1787, being the anniversary of the commemoration of Handel." A table of contents appears on p. 185 with incipits of first lines of text of recitatives and aria. The performance medium includes: oboes (2), flute, bassoon (2), trumpet, strings (violins, viola, violoncello, and bass), harp, soloists (S) and mixed chorus (SATB), and basso continuo. The choral number that appears in the appendix on p.183, contains a note, "This chorus comes in page 122." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25948/
Esther, a sacred oratorio in score
This is a bound copy of a ca. 1794 score of "Esther," a sacred oratorio by Handel. The cover contains the inscription, "The works of Handel, edited by Dr. Arnold." It does not include the frontispiece preceding the t.p. According to the Grove Dictionary of Music, the English libretto of the oratorio was probably a collaborative work between John Arbuthnot and Alexander Pope with additional words by Samuel Humphreys. A table of contents appears on p. 185 with incipits of first lines of text of recitatives and aria. The performance medium includes: oboes (2), flute, bassoon (2), trumpet, strings (violins, viola, violoncello, and bass), harp, soloists (S) and mixed chorus (SATB), and basso continuo. The choral number that appears in the appendix on p.183, contains a note, "This chorus comes in page 122." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25949/
The gentle shepherd, a pastoral comedy
This is a copy of the libretto of the pastoral opera, "The gentle shepherd" by Allan Ramsey. It includes an engrave image bearing the inscription "Alan Ramsey Scotus," and "A. Ramsey, ad viv. del." (translatable as, drawing of the living subject) at the bottom left. It also bears the disclaimer and engraving signature, "Published according to Act of Parliament by D. Allan Edin, July 12, 1788" at the bottom right. The libretto includes twelve numbered plates depict various scenes from scenes of each act and include corresponding portions of text or dialog, melodies with figured bass, and a 15-page glossary at the end. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39/
Elements of Musical Composition; comprehending the Rules of Thorough Bass, and the Theory of Tuning.
Manual describing musical composition for beginners. The manual is divided in 9 chapters and includes 479 musical examples engraved in 59 pages at the end of the book, as well as four plates with figures (plate no. II appears at the beginning of the book. The musical examples cover the following subjects: scales, intervals (diatonic and chromatic) and their inversion, counterpoint rules, harmonic progressions, use of non-harmonic tones (suspensions, passing notes, appoggiaturas, and upper-lower neighbor. It also includes several examples taken from Handel's "Dettingen Te Deum," "Messiah," and from Haydn's oratorio "Creation," among others. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39255/
Variations brillantes sur la cavatine favorite Aurora sorgerai
This is a digital copy of the ca. 1830 edition of Henri Herz's Brilliant variations for the piano forte on the cavatina "Aurora che sorcerai" from Rossini's two-act melodrama "La donna del lago," (i.e., The lady of the lake). The library's copy is part of a bound collection of piano music by variopus nineteenth-century composers. The pianist, and Herz's friend, Franz Hünten adapted several passages of the music to suit the range of the contemporaneous piano fortes. A note on the t.p. indicates that "Mrs. [Lucy] Anderson had the distinguished honor of performing this piece before their Majesties at Brighton." Plate no. 476. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39282/
The musical library, vocal
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 contents of each volume are given below: 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; 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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39290/
The musical library, vocal
This is a digital copy of volumes 1 and 2 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 contents of each volume are given below: Vol. 1 Madrigal, “Awake, sweet love!” by John Dowland, pp. 1-3; Song, “Forgive me,” composed to German words by [Joseph] Haydn, pp. 4-5; Song, “Beneath the ocean’s swelling wave” from [Giovanni] Pacini’s opera “Niobe,” pp. 6-7; Duet, “Come opprima” from the opera “Enea nel Lazio” by [Vicenzo] Righini, pp. [8]-10; Song, “The kiss, dear maid! thy lip has left” by Felix Mendelssohn, p. 11; Glee, “Forgive, blest shade!” by Dr. [William Hutchins] Callcott, pp. 12-13; Song, “Toll, toll the knell” from the opera “Mahmoud” by Stephen Storace, pp. 14-[16]; Duet, “Two daughters of this aged stream are we” from the masque “King Arthur” by [Henry] Purcell, pp. 17-19; Song, “How deep the slumber of the floods!” by Carl Löwe, p. 20; Serenade, “Good morning” by [Wolfgang Amadeus] Mozart, p. 21; Song, “Jephtha’s daughter” by Carl Löwe, pp. 22-24; Canzonet, “Recollection” by [Joseph] Haydn, pp. 25-27; Madrigal, “When flow’ry meadows deck the year” by [Giovanni Pierluigi da] Palestrina, pp. 28-31; Song, “O! sing unto roundelay” by Stephen Paxton, p. 32; Duet, “Love in thine eyes for ever plays” by [William] Jackson, pp. 33-35; Song, [“Thy voice is sweet, is sad, is clear”] originally set to German words by the chevalier [Sigismond] Neükomm, pp. 36-37; Glee, “Hark! the lark at heav’n’s gate sings” by Dr. [Benjamin] Cooke, pp. 38-40; Canzonet, “The marmaid’s song” by [Joseph] Haydn, pp. 41-43; Aria, “Deh calma, o ciel!” from the last scene in “Otello” by [Gioachino] Rossini, pp. 44-45; Round, “Winde, gentle evergreen” by Dr. William Hayes, p. 45; Cantata, “Mad Tom” by [Henry] Purcell, pp. 46-49; Madrigal, “As fair as morn, and fresh as May” by John Wilbye, pp. 50-52; “The hermitage” by [Carl Ludwig] Drobisch, p. 53; “Romance” from the German opera “Euryanthe” by [Carl Maria von] Weber, pp. 54-55; Glee, “The May-Fly” by Dr. [William Hutchins] Callcott, pp. 56-60; Arietta, “Ah! Non lasciarmi nò” by Bonifazio Asioli, p.61; Canzonet, “My wife’s a winsome wee thing” by [Ludwig van] Beethoven, pp. 62-63; Canzonet, [“Schäferlied,” Hob. XXVIa:27] by [Joseph] Haydn, pp. 64-65; Prize glee, “Here in cool Grot” by [Garret Colley Wesley], the Earl of Mornington, pp. 66-68; Duet, “Time has not thinn’d my flowing hair” by [William] Jackson, pp. 69-71; Aria, “With verdure clad” from [Joseph] Haydn’s “Creation,” pp. 72-76; Song, “Adieu, ye streams!” by [Carl Gottlieb] Reissiger, p. 77; Glee, “Ne’er trouible thyself with the times” by Matthew Lock, pp. 78-79; Song, “The woodman” by T. Linley, sen., pp. 80-81; Canzonet, “Pleasing pain” [Hob. XXVIa:29] by [Joseph] Haydn, pp. 82-84; Quartet, “Five times by the Taper’s light” from [the opera] “The iron chest” by Stephen Storace, pp. 85- pp. 85-87; Canzonet, “Pretty fairy!” by Miss Mary Linwood, pp. 88-90; Invocation, “Giusto ciel in tal periglio” transferred to [the opera] “L’Assedio di Corinto” by [Gioachino] Rossini, pp. 91-92; Round, “How great is the pleasure” by Henry Harrington, p. 92; Madrigal, “Now, o now, I needs must part, [John] Dowland, pp. 93-95 “Air” from the opera Les deux journées by [Luigi] Cherubini, pp. 96-97; “Round,” (anon., 1834), p. 97; Aria, “La Rachelina” from [the opera] “La molinara” by [Giovanni] Paisiello, pp. 98-100; Canzonet, “Despair,” [Hob. XXVIa:28] by [Joseph] Haydn, pp. 101-103; Song, “The self-banished” by Dr. [John] Blow, p. 104; Canzonet, “To my boat” by [Sigismond] Neükomm, pp. 105-107; Glee, “Fear no more the heat of the sun” by Dr. [James] Nares, pp. 108-111; Canzonetta, “Cara Lisa” by Carl Gottlieb] Reissiger, p. 112; Arietta, “Bella Ciprignia” by Francesco Pollini, p. 113; Cantata, “Mad Bess” by [Henry] Purcell, pp. 114-117; Madrigal, “The silver swan” by Orlando Gibbons, pp. 118-119; Portuguese “Modhina,” by [Joaquim Manoel] Gago da Camera, [arr. by Sigismond Neükomm], p. 120; Air, “Charmante Gabrielle” by [Eustache Ducaurroy], p. 121; Canzonet, “Fidelity,” [Hob. XXVIa:30] by [Jospeh] Haydn, pp. 122-125; Duet, “As I saw fair Clora walk alone” by [George] Hayden, pp. 126-128; Round, “Sweet enslaver” by [Luffmann] Atterbury, p. 128; Glee, “The fairies” by Dr. [William Hutchins] Callcott, pp. 129-131; Aria, “The husbandman” from [Joseph] Haydn’s “Seasons,” pp. 132-135; “May song,” by [Ludwig van] Beethoven, pp. 136-137; “Tweed-side” by Joseph Corfe, pp. 138-140; Duet, “When the moonlight streaming,” founded on the old French air, “Le clair de la lune” by [Rouennais Adrien] Boieldieu, pp. 141-143; Pastoral ballade, “Hebe”, by [Thomas Augustine] Arne, pp. 144-145; Aria, “Per pieta non dirmi addio,” [op.65] by [Ludwig van] Beethoven, [arr.], pp. 146-148; Canzonet, “Sympathy,” [Hob. XXVIa:33] by [Joseph] Haydn, pp. 149-151; Song, “Ada to Alexis, with a rose” by [Friedrich Heinrich] Himmel, pp. 152-153; Glee, “Health to my dear!” by [Reginald] Spofforth, pp. 154-[156]; Duet, “Could a man be secure” by [Starling Goodwin], pp. 157-159; Aria, “Non vi turbate, no,” [from the opera “Alceste” by Christoph Willibald von] Gluck, pp. 160-161; Madrigal, [“Out upon it”] by [Giovanni] Giacomo Gastoldi, pp. 162-163; Modinha, “As fades the morn,” [by Joaquim Manoel Gago da Camera; arr. by Sigismond Neükomm], p. 164; Canzonet, “The wanderer,” [Hob. XXVIa:32 ] by [Jospeh] Haydn, pp. 165-167; Glee, “Adieu to the village delights” by [Joseph] Baildon, pp. 168-169; Bolero, “Son Gelsomino” by [Gaetano B.] Piantanida, pp. 170-172; Vol. 2 [Table of] Contents with composers named alphabetically arranged; Cavatina, “Winter” from [Joseph] Haydn’s “Seasons,” p. 1; Son, “What makes the poor bosom” by [Louis] Spohr, pp. 2-3; Canzonet, “Soft Cupid, wanton, am’rous boy” by [John] Travers, pp. 4-8; Scena e duetto, “Parto! ti lascio, addio!” by Simone Mäyer, pp. 9-13; Ballad, “Sally in our alley” by Henry Carey, pp. 14-16; Glee, “Lighty tread, ‘tis hallowed ground,” [composed by John Scotland; arr. by George] Berg, p. 17; Canzonet, “Piercing eyes,” [Hob. XXVIa:35 ] by [Joseph] Haydn, pp. 18-19; “La Marmotte, or The Savoyard-boy’s song,” [i.e., "Marmotte", op. 52, no. 7 by Ludwig van] Beethoven, p. 20; Canzonetta, “Nizza, je puis sans peine” by [Gioachino] Rossini, pp. 21-23; Madrigal, “Return, return, my lovely maid” by [Garret Colley Wesley], the Earl of Mornington, pp. 24-27; Song, “O, gentle maid” by [Tommaso] Giordani, pp. 28-29; Air, “Where-e’er you walk” by [George Frideric] Handel, pp. 30-31; Glee, “The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall” by William Horsley, pp. 32-36; Romanza, “L’ombrosa note, vien!” from the opera “Matilde von Guise” by [Johann Nepomuk] Hummel, p. 37; Canzonet, “She never told her love,” [Hob. XXVIa:34] by [Joseph] Haydn, pp. 38-39; Glee, “You gave me your heart” by [Samuel] Webbe, pp. 41; Air, “Blow, blow, thou winter wind” by [Thomas] Arne and [Thomas] Linley, pp. 42-44; “The death song of the Cherokee Indian” [words] written and adapted by Miss [Ann] Home (afterward Mrs. John Hunter), [harmonized melody from “Scottish songs” (1869) by Joseph Ritson], p. 45; Duet, “Still confiding” (Folg’ dem Freunde) from the opera “Faust” by [Louis] Spohr, pp. 46-49; Song, “Down the river” from the [opera] “The iron chest” by [Stephen] Storace, pp. 50-51; Aria, “Rendi ‘l sereno al ciglio” from the opera “Sosarme” by [George Frideric] Handel, p. 52; Song, “Young spring-gods are round us flying,” [from “Gesänge von Goethe,” op. 83, no. 3] by [Ludwig van] Beethoven, pp. 53-55; Song, “O nanny, wilt thou gang with me?” by [Thomas] Carter, pp. 56-57; May song, “Hail! all hail! Thou merry month of May” by C. M. von Weber, pp. 58-59; Air, “Love in her eyes sits playing” from the serenata of “Acis and Galatea” by [George Frideric] Handel, pp. 60-61; Trio, “The flocks shall leave the mountains” from the same [i.e., Acis and Galatea] by [George Frideric] Handel, pp. 62-65; Air, “Heart, the seat of soft delight” from the same [i.e., Acis and Galatea] by [George Frideric] Handel, pp. 66-68; Madrigal, “Now is the month of Maying” by [Thomas] Morley, p. 69; Aria and Coro, “Lieti fiori, ombrose piante” from the opera “Il ratto de Proserpina” by [Pietro] Winter, p. 70-72; Canzonet, “Go, lovely rose” by [Thomas] Attwood, pp. 73-75; Glee, “Harold the valiant” by [Dr. William Hutchins] Callcott, pp. 76-79; Arietta, “Se resto sul lido” by Bonifazion Asioli, p. [80]; Cavatina, “Il pensier stà negli” from [Joseph] Haydn’s opera “Orfeo e Euridice,” pp. 81-83; Canzonet, “Say not that minutes swiftly move” by [Johann Peter] Salomon, pp. 84-85; Ballad, “Black-eyed Susan” by [Richard] Leveridge, pp. 86-88; German song, “Ich liebe dich” by [Carl] Eberwein, p. 89; Madrigal, “Flora gave me fairest flowers” by John Wilbye, pp. 90-93; Aria, “Verdi prati” from the opera “Alcina” by [George Frideric] Handel, pp. 94-95; Duet, “Why should mortals sigh for gold?” by Dr. [James] Nares, pp. 96-99; Song, “The streamlet” from the opera “The woodman,” [music by William] Shield, pp. 100-101; Song, “The parting,” adapted to an air in [Vicenzo] Bellini’s opera “La straniera,” pp. 102-104; Glee, “The fairest flowers the vale prefer” by [John] Danby, pp. 105-107; Quartet, “How strange does all appear!” from [Ludwig van] Beethoven’s [opera] “Fidelio,” pp. 108-112; Cavatina, “Joy has fled, and all is cheerless” [from Beethoven’s opera] “Fidelio,” pp. 112-113; Duet, “Oh more, far more than mortal pleasure” [from Beethoven’s opera] “Fidelio,” pp. 114-119; Canzonet, “Go, gentle gales” by [William] Jackson (of Exeter), pp. 120-123; Air, “La danse n’est pas ce que j’aime” from the opera “Richard coeur-de-lion” by [André Ernest Modeste Grétry], p. 124; Chorus, “Come, gentle spring!” from “Seasons” by [Joseph] Haydn, pp. 125-131; Song, “When I roved, a young highlander!” by [Adalbert] Gyrowetz, pp. 132-133; Glee, “Go, happy heart” by William Horsley, pp. 134-135; Song, “Tell me, lovely shepherd” by [William] Boyce, pp. 136-137; Duet, “Deh! ti conforta, o cara” from “Il matrimonio segreto” by [Domenico] Cimarosa, pp. 138-142; Romance, “Ah! lorsque la mort” from [Etienne Henry] Mehul’s “Joseph” [ i.e., the opera “La legend de Joseph”], pp. 142-144; Canzonet, “O tuneful voice!,” [Hob. XXVIa: 42] by [Joseph] Haydn, pp. 145-149; Glee, “Tell me, then, the reason why?” by [Luffmann] Atterbury, pp. 150-151; Cavatina, “Soave imagine d’amour” by [Saverino] Mercadante, pp. 152-153; Canzonet, “Hast, my Nannette” by [John] Travers, pp. 154-159; Madrigal, “Since I first saw your face” by [Thomas] Ford, pp. 160-161; Canzonet, “I told my nymph, I told her true,” op. 13 by [John Julius] Graeff, pp. 162-164. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39288/
Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 1
This is a copy of the first volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1879, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "A" (i.e., the sixth note in the scale of C major) to "I" (impromptu). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[vii]-viii), signed "Bedford Street, Covent Garden, April 1, 1879." The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31504/
Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 2
This is a copy of the second volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1880, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "I" (improperia) to "P" (plain song). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[v]-vii, signed "Bedford Street, Covent Garden, October 1, 1880." The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31505/
Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 3
This is a copy of the third volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1883, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "P" (Planché, James Robinson) to "S" (the title of the Medieval rota, "Sume is icumen in"). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[v]-vii, signed "29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, July, 1883." The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31506/
Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 4
This is a copy of the fourth volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1890, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "S" (continuation of the article about the Medieval rota, "Sume is icumen in" that appears on vol. 3) to "Z" (starting with the singer, Zur Mühlen, Raimund von). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[vi]-xi. The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31507/
Airs russes: fantaisie for the piano forte, op.43
This is a digital copy of Airs russes: fantaisie for the piano forte, op.43 by Leopold von Meyer. The Austrian composer and pianist von Meyer, had a successful performance career in Russia, eastern Europe and Vienna and also achieved success in London and Paris. He visited the United States on October 1845 and his histrionic performance style and bravura showpieces were received with wide acclaim. Airs russes is included among a bound collection of piano pieces composed by von Meyer that also includes fantasies on famous nineteenth-century operas, variations, national airs, marches, valses, an etude and nocturnes. These are the titles of all the piano pieces by von Meyer in the order in which they appear in the library's collection: Lucrezia Borgia: introduction and brilliant variations for the piano forte; Variations sur un theme de Semiramis de Rossini, op.37; Fantaisie sur L'Elixir d'amore, op.32; Fantaisie sur Norma de Bellini, op. 40; Fantaisie sur un air de Bellini; Le carnaval de Venise, varié pour le piano, op.31; Grande fantaisie orientale sur deux themes arabes, op.38; Fantaisie sur Les Hirondelles de Felicien David; Airs russes: fantaisie pour le piano forte, op.43; Marche marocaine Machmudier: air guerrier national [sic] des turcs [sic]; Grande march [sic] triomphale D'Isly, op.30; Hortense: notturno for the piano forte; Andante for the piano forte, op.42; Bajazeth: air nationale des turques; Grande etude de bataille, op.35; Quatre morceaux pour le piano forte: no.1 Le depart et le retour (deux noturnes); no.2 Airs russes, op.20; no.3 Valses brillantes; no.4 Grand gallop de bravoure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39263/
Andante for the piano forte, op.42
This is a digital copy of "Andante for the piano forte, op.42" by Leopold von Meyer. The Austrian composer and pianist von Meyer, had a successful performance career in Russia, eastern Europe and Vienna and also achieved success in London and Paris. He visited the United States on October 1845 and his histrionic performance style and bravura showpieces were received with wide acclaim. This piece was dedicate to George Alexander Osborne (1806-1893), an Irish pianist and composer whose concerts in Paris attracted the most fashionable audiences and eminent musicians of the period, among them Chopin and Berlioz. "Andante for the piano forte" is part of a bound collection of piano pieces composed by von Meyer that also includes fantasies on famous nineteenth-century operas, variations, national airs, marches, valses, an etude and nocturnes. These are the titles of all the piano pieces by von Meyer in the order in which they appear in the library's collection: Lucrezia Borgia: introduction and brilliant variations for the piano forte; Variations sur un theme de Semiramis de Rossini, op.37; Fantaisie sur L'Elixir d'amore, op.32; Fantaisie sur Norma de Bellini, op. 40; Fantaisie sur un air de Bellini; Le carnaval de Venise, varié pour le piano, op.31; Grande fantaisie orientale sur deux themes arabes, op.38; Fantaisie sur Les Hirondelles de Felicien David; Airs russes: fantaisie pour le piano forte, op.43; Marche marocaine Machmudier: air guerrier national [sic] des turcs [sic]; Grande march [sic] triomphale D'Isly, op.30; Hortense: notturno for the piano forte; Andante for the piano forte, op.42; Bajazeth: air nationale des turques; Grande etude de bataille, op.35; Quatre morceaux pour le piano forte: no.1 Le depart et le retour (deux noturnes); no.2 Airs russes, op.20; no.3 Valses brillantes; no.4 Grand gallop de bravoure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39264/
Belshazzar : a sacred Oratorio in Score
A sacred oratorio in three acts for soloists and mixed chorus (SATB) with orchestra acc. (2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, and basso continuo). A contents index is given on p. 219. According to the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Handel composed this oratorio from 23 August - 23 October 1744. Charles Jennens wrote the libretto on the Biblical story of the downfall of the King of Babylon with details taken from "Cyropaedia" (a political romance about the education of an ideal ruler) by Herodotus and Xenophon's. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11078/
Grande étude de bataille, for the piano forte, op. 35
This is a digital copy of the "Grande étude de bataille for the piano forte, op. 35" by Leopold von Meyer. The Austrian composer and pianist von Meyer, had a successful performance career in Russia, eastern Europe and Vienna and also achieved success in London and Paris. He visited the United States on October 1845 and his histrionic performance style and bravura showpieces were received with wide acclaim. This piece was dedicate to the Bohemian pianist and composer Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870). "Grande étude de bataille for the piano forte" is part of a bound collection of piano pieces composed by von Meyer that also includes fantasies on famous nineteenth-century operas, variations, national airs, marches, valses, and nocturnes. These are the titles of all the piano pieces by von Meyer in the order in which they appear in the library's collection: Lucrezia Borgia: introduction and brilliant variations for the piano forte; Variations sur un theme de Semiramis de Rossini, op.37; Fantaisie sur L'Elixir d'amore, op.32; Fantaisie sur Norma de Bellini, op. 40; Fantaisie sur un air de Bellini; Le carnaval de Venise, varié pour le piano, op.31; Grande fantaisie orientale sur deux themes arabes, op.38; Fantaisie sur Les Hirondelles de Felicien David; Airs russes: fantaisie pour le piano forte, op.43; Marche marocaine Machmudier: air guerrier national [sic] des turcs [sic]; Grande march [sic] triomphale D'Isly, op.30; Hortense: notturno for the piano forte; Andante for the piano forte, op.42; Bajazeth: air nationale des turques; Grande etude de bataille, op.35; Quatre morceaux pour le piano forte: no.1 Le depart et le retour (deux noturnes); no.2 Airs russes, op.20; no.3 Valses brillantes; no.4 Grand gallop de bravoure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39271/
Hortense
This is a digital copy of the nocturne "Hortense" by Leopold von Meyer. The Austrian composer and pianist von Meyer, had a successful performance career in Russia, eastern Europe and Vienna and also achieved success in London and Paris. He visited the United States on October 1845 and his histrionic performance style and bravura showpieces were received with wide acclaim. This piece was dedicate to Loise Dulcken (1811-1850), a German pianist famous for her pianistic prowess, the musical soirées she sponsored, which gathered prominent musicians, painters and literary figures, and for having taught piano to Queen Victoria. The nocturne Hortense is part of a bound collection of piano pieces composed by von Meyer that also includes fantasies on famous nineteenth-century operas, variations, national airs, marches, valses, an etude and nocturnes. These are the titles of all the piano pieces by von Meyer in the order in which they appear in the library's collection: Lucrezia Borgia: introduction and brilliant variations for the piano forte; Variations sur un theme de Semiramis de Rossini, op.37; Fantaisie sur L'Elixir d'amore, op.32; Fantaisie sur Norma de Bellini, op. 40; Fantaisie sur un air de Bellini; Le carnaval de Venise, varié pour le piano, op.31; Grande fantaisie orientale sur deux themes arabes, op.38; Fantaisie sur Les Hirondelles de Felicien David; Airs russes: fantaisie pour le piano forte, op.43; Marche marocaine Machmudier: air guerrier national [sic] des turcs [sic]; Grande march [sic] triomphale D'Isly, op.30; Hortense: notturno for the piano forte; Andante for the piano forte, op.42; Bajazeth: air nationale des turques; Grande etude de bataille, op.35; Quatre morceaux pour le piano forte: no.1 Le depart et le retour (deux noturnes); no.2 Airs russes, op.20; no.3 Valses brillantes; no.4 Grand gallop de bravoure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39274/
Lucrezia Borgia, introduction and brilliant variations, for the piano forte
This is a digital copy of the "Lucrezia Borgia, introduction and brilliant variations, for the piano forte" by Leopold von Meyer. The Austrian composer and pianist von Meyer, had a successful performance career in Russia, eastern Europe and Vienna and also achieved success in London and Paris. He visited the United States on October 1845 and his histrionic performance style and bravura showpieces were received with wide acclaim. "Lucrezia Borgia, introduction and brilliant variations" is part of a bound collection of piano pieces composed by von Meyer that also includes fantasies on famous nineteenth-century operas, variations, national airs, marches, valses, an etude and nocturnes. This piece was inspired on the opera "Lucrezia Borgia" (1833) by Gaetano Donizetti to whom von Meyer dedicated the work. These are the titles of all the piano pieces by von Meyer in the order in which they appear in the library's collection: Lucrezia Borgia: introduction and brilliant variations for the piano forte; Variations sur un theme de Semiramis de Rossini, op.37; Fantaisie sur L'Elixir d'amore, op.32; Fantaisie sur Norma de Bellini, op. 40; Fantaisie sur un air de Bellini; Le carnaval de Venise, varié pour le piano, op.31; Grande fantaisie orientale sur deux themes arabes, op.38; Fantaisie sur Les Hirondelles de Felicien David; Airs russes: fantaisie pour le piano forte, op.43; Marche marocaine Machmudier: air guerrier national [sic] des turcs [sic]; Grande march [sic] triomphale D'Isly, op.30; Hortense: notturno for the piano forte; Andante for the piano forte, op.42; Bajazeth: air nationale des turques; Grande etude de bataille, op.35; Quatre morceaux pour le piano forte: no.1 Le depart et le retour (deux noturnes); no.2 Airs russes, op.20; no.3 Valses brillantes; no.4 Grand gallop de bravoure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39275/
Daisy: Opera in Two Acts
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This is the original conductor's score for the opera "Daisy" including the vocal parts as well as instrumental lines for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horns, trumpets, bass trombone, timpani and percussion, harp and piano, violin, viola, cello, and string bass. The introductory pages at the start of the score include acknowledgements and synopsis by Professor Kenneth L. Ballenger, the cast of characters and scene list (5 scenes). There is an index to the scenes for each act following their title pages (before page 1 for Act I and before page 262 for Act II). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11083/