Manuscript music book
A book of approximately 75 tunes, mostly without words, of popular or traditional songs and dances, such as Deh Conte from Norma; Aurora Waltz; Last Rose of Summer; I'd Choose to be a Daisy; Partant pour la Svrie; The Coon-Hunt, and others. Most music was composed in the 1850s.
- Creation: 188-?
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1 volume : Written in a number of hands.The material is blank score paper by Imray and Fitch, London. Faded dark blue stamped cloth binding; title in gold. Re-sewn. ; 14.6 x 23.5 cm
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
There is an incomplete table of contents (1-5) on blank preliminary leaf; several pages toward the end of the volume are blank. Generally the volume consists of one item to a page.
A printed program was found laid in: "Gael Linn. An Club Dramaiochta An Chead Leiriu de An Giall, DramaTri-Ghniomh le Breandan O Beachain...1958..." (4 pages).
Songs include: Le Fino All'ore (Finale to Deh Conte) -- Deh Conte. (Duett from Norma) -- Aurora Waltz No. 1 -- Aurora Waltz No. 4 -- Philomelen Waltz No. 1 -- Die Petersburg Waltz -- The Florentine Rose & Star Waltz (medley) -- The Last Rose of Summer (Groves of Blarney). The Blue Bells of Scotland -- Kathleen O'More. Lilla's a Lady -- Aurora Waltz No. 3 -- Non Pur Mista -- Maid those bright eyes (Somnamibula) -- Brittish Grenadiers March -- Do Not Mingle (La Somnambula) -- When the Spark of Life is waning (Hemans) -- Market Chorus in Masaniello -- L'Ete from the Norman Quadrille (Bellini) -- La Polka (No. 1. ..lien [?]) -- Trio of La Polka -- La Polka (No. 2) -- The Dream (Bohemian Girl, Balfe) -- Then You'll Remember Me (Bohemian Girl, Balfe) -- Minuett in Don Giovnnni -- Serenade in Don Pasquale -- One Heart Bow'd down (Balfe) -- The Fair land of Poland (Bohemian Girl, Balfe) -- We may be happy yet. (Daughter of St Mark, Balfe) -- My Sister Dear (Masamilio, ...ber) -- Molina Waltz -- La Annen Polka [?] -- Polka -- The Cachucha (Laurent) -- I'm Afloat (Russell) -- Pestal -- Lucy-Neal -- For thee: and only thee (of Artois, Balfe ) -- Mary Blane [continued on unpaged verso] -- The Standard Bearer (Sung by Herr Pischek, Lindpainter) -- Jeannette and Jeannot (Glover) -- Oh Susannah -- Dearest Mae! -- Ciascun lo dice (La Figlia) -- The Coon-Hunt [continued on unpaged recto] -- As I view Those Scenes So Charming (Bellini, Sonnambula) -- Constance (G. Linley) -- Cheer Boys Cheer No more of idle Sorrow -- Annie Laurie -- Partant Four La Syrie -- Fading Away (Anne Fricker) -- Bonnie Dundee -- [untitled continuation of ?] -- The Forget me not (Jullien) -- The Irish Emigrant -- Good Bye Sweetheart Good Bye (J.L. Hatton) -- Ever of Thee (Fo... Hall) -- Willie we have missed you (S. Foster) -- Minnie (George Linlev) -- Cheer up Sam -- Annie My own Love (S. Foster) -- I dream of Thee (S. Glover) -- Beautiful Star! (...Sayles [?]) -- Sweet Spirit Hear My Prayer (Lurline, W.V. Wallace) -- I'd Choose to be a Daisy (Buckley) -- Good News from Home (N.S. Gilmore) -- Kathleen Mavourneen (N. Crouch) -- Mabel Waltz No. 1 (D. Godfrey) -- Mabel Waltz No. 2 -- Mabel Waltz No. 3 -- Walking in the Zoo (Alfred Lee).
The last few pages in the volume include one bar in F-sharp; words for "My Fairest Child" and "Oft in the Stilly Night" in pencil; and 4 blank leaves of score paper.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Guide to the Manuscript Music Collection
- Manuscript music book
- Finding aid prepared by alh, June 15, 1978. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Manuscript music book, MS K24, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.