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Manuscript music book

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS K24


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.

Physical Location

MS K24

Immediate Source of Acquisition

O'Hegarty .

Genre / Form



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.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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