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Collection of flute and vocal music

 Collection — Box: BC.2022.005
Collection BC-2022-005: Collection of flute and vocal music


  • Creation: 1802-1807

Scope and Contents

Leatherbound volume of flute music, vocal music, including many glees and catches, and selections from operas. Includes compositions by Devienne, Hoffmeister, Hadyn. In manuscript, except for The weird sisters, a glee for three voices composed by M.P. King, which is printed. Some pieces are dated 1802-1807, at Newburyport or Boston. With the autograph of John Braham and an explantory inscription dated 1842 on page 137. Inserted is a pressed corsage, removed to a mylar sleeve.

Title page to first work: Concert pour la flute traversiere avec l'accompagnement de deux violons, alto, et basse; deux hautbois, et deux cors de chasse, composé par Mr. F. Devienne, copié par J. Park, à Newburyport, le 8m. mars 1802.

Place (Massachusetts) and date of production (1802-1807) from title page of first work.

Staff notation.


Concert pour la flute traversiere avec l'accompagnement de deux violons, alto, et basse; deux hautbois, et deux cors de chasse / composé par Mr. F. Devienne Quatuor a flute, violon, viola, et violoncello / composés par Mr. Hoffmeister Six sonata concertantes pour deux flutes traversieres / composées par Hoffmeister Part of Hoffmeister's Caprice, composed for the exercise of the flute Quartetto / by Hoffmeister Serenata / par Mr. F.A. Hoffmeister Non nobis Domine. A canon A prayer of the Sicilian mariners My native land The thorn Dead march in Saul as performed at the funeral of Gen. Hamilton Steady she goes A prey to tender anguish / air by Haydn Duo d'il Barbier d'i Siviglia William and Susan Clarinda, mistress of my soul Blow blow thou winter's wind! Morden / set by M.M. Worcester / set by M.M. Sacred musick / by Dr. Arne. The confession The shipwreck / by Dr. Arnold Catch / by Dr. Harrington A catch for three voices / Dr. Hays Round for 3 voices / by John Hilton A catch for three voices / by George Day Wind, gentle ever-green / a catch for three voices, by Dr. Hayes Glee, for three voices / by John Scotland To our musical club, a catch for three / by Mr. Warren A glee, for 3 voices / Dr. Harrington O lady fair / musick and words by Thomas More Esq. Glorious Apollo / by Samuel Webbe Come all noble souls / Dr. Rogers. 1676 Care thou canker Hark the hollow woods / a glee for four voices by J. Stafford Smith Gently touch the warbling lyre / a glee harmonized by Dr. hayes Sweet is the breath of morn From the fair Lavinian shore. Glee for three voices / words by Shakespeare Sigh no more, ladies. A cheerful glee for three or five voices / by R.J.S. Stevens ; words from Shakespeare How great is the pleasure / a catch for three voices by Dr. Harrington / Give me the sweet delights of love / a catch for three voices, by Dr. Harrington Morning hymn Evening hymn Breathe soft ye winds. Glee for 3 voices / by W. Paxton Ye mariners of England / J.W. Calcott Oh Nanny / composed by Mr. Carter Fair Rosalie The rapids. A Canadian boat song / arranged by T. Moore Esq. 'Twas your sir / a catch by Lord Mornington O Absalom / a catch for 3 voices by charles King You are a comical fellow / a catch for 3 voices. Bates The disconsolate sailor / composed by J. Cook How few know how to value life Fye, nay, prithee John / a catch by Purcell When Sappho Gather your roses / W. Lawes. 1673 Alas, what boast / glee by Dr. Harrington Awake Aolian lyre / John Danby All's well The origin of gunpowder / composed by me, John Braham The promise to be true / a duet by Braham Love and glory / composed and sung by Braham in "The English fleet in 1342" The willow / words by J. Dibdin ; musick by Braham The shipwreck'd seaman's ghost The glasses sparkle on the board / words by W.D. Diggs Esq. ; musick by J.A. Geary The friar of orders gray / a glee by J.W. Callcott The yellow haird laddie The rose / by John Bray The resolution Hark Harry. A catch Soldier, soldier, take off thy wine. Catch The death of General Sir Ralph Abercrombie / by Braham O, had I a cave / words by Burns The red cross knight / J.W. Calcott The skaiters' song. Duett Lullaby Come yellow / a catch, by Hilton To be jovial and gay / glee for 3 voices by Thos. Smart The weird sisters / a glee for three voices composed by M.P. King William and Lucy Rest holy pilgrim / duett by E. Phelps The convent dirge / a glee for three voices composed by J. Hewitt ; words by A.L. Blauvelt Death songs of the Indian warrior / composed by Sig. Giordani Dulce domum Apollo and the muses Half an hour past twelve o'clock Louisa / a ballad, composed by J. Hewitt ; words by Mrs. Rowson The morn first views / a madrigal for 3 voices by J. Hewitt The sailor boy. A glee Go where glory waits thee / an Irish air with accompaniements by Sir John Stevenson Mus. Doc. ; words by T. Moore Esq. War song. Remember the glories of Brien the brave / an Irish melody arranged by Sir John Stevenson ; words by T. Moore Esq. Fly not yet O mirk, mirk is the midnight hour / words by Burns Sweet is the vale / composed by the Dutches of Devonshire The lazy mist / words by Burns Bella madre! Grand sonata / by Pleyel ; accompaniment to the piano forte for the flute or violin Sonata. Flauto / J. Hewitt Chi mai d'iniqua stella / round by G. Bononcini Soft as yon silver ray that sleeps / by John Bray. Words from The mysteries of Udolpho Of plighted faith Yes, still for thee / duett by J. Hewitt Viva Enrico from the opera of La caccia di Enrico IV / Pucitta Spirit of my sainted sire Where'er true valour / Storace Ha! what is this / a mad song by Biggs The sapling oak / Storace Passage in Hadyn's 4th sonata 17th opera Rest beauteous flow'r / William Jackson Gentle air, thou breath of lovers / Hook Il bacio. The kiss / Sterket Hamlet's letter to Ophelia The minute gun at sea How sweetly pass'd She never told her love / Hadyn Sympathy / Hadyn Ah! What a pity I saw thy form When day has smiled a soft farewell Tell me how to bid adieu, love / Stevenson And must we part forevermore! When shall we three meet again? / M.P. King The tear on Beauty's cheek / written by J. Kenney Esq. ; composed by M.P. King The may fly / Calcott The tear down Childhood's cheek that flows The minstrel's harp / musick by Dr. Clarke Go forth my song / musick by Dr. Clarke And will he not come again? / Shakespeare ; Dr. Stevenson Where is the light from Lara's tow'r / by Sir John Stevenson M.D Sparkling fountains / by Sir J. Stevenson Ve come nobile / duetto in the opera of La Didone, composed by G.g. Ferrari Sure the rose is like a sigh. From The beggar girl The last token, or, Remember Amidst the myrtles J. Battishill Nume benefico / a canon a quattro voci, from the opera of Phedra by Radicati.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

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Biographical note

The compiler of the volume has not been identified. Possibly it was J. Park of Newburyport, who is named as the copyist of the first work.


1 Volumes (Score) : [4], 355, 43 pages. Bound in contemporary full leather. ; 38 cm

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. Muriel Harriet Allen of Brookline, Massachusetts.

Collection of flute and vocal music
Marc Only
Noah Sheola
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States