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Nelly Custis Lewis volumes of printed and manuscript sheet music, 1797-1809.

Author: Nelly Custis Lewis
Edition/Format:   Musical score : Multiple languages
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Volume 1. Predominantly print English theatre music including collections published by Alexander Reinagle in Philadelphia, late 18th-early 19th centuries, and keyboard pieces and songs, in manuscript, at end -- Volume 2. Predominantly print English theatre music as well as French songs and Italian opera excerpts, and American patriotic music -- Volume 3. Predominantly print English theatre music with two songs in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bound sheet music
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Nelly Custis Lewis
OCLC Number: 612259850
Notes: Three albums owned by Nelly Custis Lewis: born Eleanor Parke Custis, daughter of Daniel Parke Custis and Martha Dandridge Custis (who later married George Washington); later married Fielding Lewis.
The print music in volume 1 contains pencil markings, possibly in the hand of Nelly Custis.
Volume 1 contains the initials EPCL (Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis). Volume 2 contains the autographs "Eleanor Parke Custis February 25th 1797" and "Eleanor Parke Lewis". Unbound material laid in with volume 3 contains the indication "Northampton 18th July 1809".
Originally held Harvard Theatre Collection classmarks Tawa 2 and 4.
See Kathryn Lowerre, "Some uncataloged music resources in the Harvard Theatre Collection with a handlist for the bound music albums," Notes, March 2006, Vol 62, No. 3.
Description: 3 volumes
Contents: [Volume 1] A collection of favorite songs divided into two books: book I / Alexr. Reinagle. Drink to me only [print] --
Farewell, ye green fields [print] --
I've kiss'd and I've prattled. Rosina [print] / [William Shield] --
When William at eve. Rosina [print] / [William Shield] --
The twins of Latona. Poor soldier [print] / [William Shield] --
How happy the soldier [print] --
May I never be married [print] --
The theme of my song. Poor soldier [print] / [William Shield] --
Altho heav'n's good pleasure. Amintas [print] / Sigr. Giordani --
The spring with smiling face. Poor soldier [print] / [William Shield] --
My friend and pitcher. Poor soldier [print] / [William Shield] --
How imperfect is expression [print] --
A rose tree. Poor soldier [print] / [William Shield] --
Out of my sight or I'll box your ears [print] --
Johnny and Mary [print] --
Ye sluggards [print] --
Good morrow to your night cap. Poor soldier [print] / [William Shield]. A collection of favorite songs divided into two books: book I[I] / Alexr. Reinagle. May: a favourite pastoral sung by Miss Leary, Vaux Hall [print] --
The banks of Yarrow: sung by Miss Bertles, Vaux Hall [print] --
The tartan plaiddie: Scotch song sung by Miss Leary, Vaux Hall [print] --
Let's seek the bow'r of Robin Hood [print] --
Her mouth which a smile. Rosina [print] --
Sweet Poll of Plymouth [print] --
The morn returns in saffron drest. Rosina [print] --
Laughing song: sung by Miss Poole, Vaux Hall [print] --
Dear gentle Kate [print]: sung by Mr Incledon, Vaux-Hall --
Henry cull'd the flowrets bloom. Rosina [print] --
The friend and the lover [print]: Vaux-Hall --
When bidden to the wake or fair. Rosina [print] --
Heavy heart: a favorite Scotch song sung by Miss Bertles, Vaux Hall [print] --
Canzonet: adapted to one voice [print] / W. Jackson --
Music is the voice of love: sung by Miss Bertles, Vaux Hall [print]. My soul is thine sweet Norah: sung by Mr. Jonstone in Love in a camp or Patrick in Prusia [print] / A. Reinagle --
Was I a shepherd's maid [print] --
Tis not the bloom on Damon's cheek: a favorite rondo [print] / I. Hook --
In vain fond youth: sung by Mrs. Stuart at Vaux Hall [print] --
If 'tis joy to wound a lover [print] / Dr. Arnold --
Tantivy hark forward huzza: the favorite hunting song sung by Mrs. Iliff at Vaux Hall [print] --
Adieu thou dreary pile [print] --
The soldier tir'd [print] / Dr. Arne --
Chorus sung before Gen. Washington as he passed under the triumphal arch raised on the Bridge at Trenton April 27th 1789: set to music and dedicated by permission to Mrs. Washington [print] / A. Reinagle --
Fœderal March: as performed in the grand procession in Philadelphia the 4th of July 1788 [print] / Alex. Reinagle. A selection of the most favorite Scots tunes / A. Reinagle. Moss plate [print] --
Lee Rigg [print] --
East nook of Fife [print] --
Malt man [print] --
Lochells march [print] --
Mount your baggage [print] --
Maggy Lauder [print] --
Steer her up and had her gawn [print] --
Over hills and dales &c. [print] --
Dainty Davie [print]. La schiava: overture [print] --
Marian: overture [print] --
Overture to the deserter [print] --
Pastorale [print] --
La chasse [print] / del Sigr. Campioni --
O dear what can the matter be: variations [print] / Geary --
To thee oh gentle sleep : with variations for the harpsichord or piano forte [print] / James Hook --
Felton's gavot: with variations [print] --
Marshal Saxe's minuet [print] --
The Highland laddy: with variations [print] --
Lovely Nancy: with familiar variations for the harpsicord or piano forte [print] --
The maid of the rock: a celebrated song sung, with universal applause, by Master Walsh, at the Theatre Royal in the Haymarket [print] / the melody composed by Mr. Dignum ; accompaniments by Mr. Florio Junr. ; the words by George Saville Carey --
The rose that weeps: as sung by Mr. Bowden [print] / the words from Mrs. Radcliff's Romance of the forest ; composed by Reginald Spofforth --
The rosary: a favorite English ballad, in The midnight wanderers [print] / composed by W. Shield ; and arranged as a rondo by J.L. Dussek --
Fal lal la: the favorite Welch air sung by Mrs. Bland in The Cherokee [print] --
The lamp of hope: sung by Mr. Johnstone in Springs of Laurel [print] / W. Shield --
The Princess of Wales minuett [print] / M.P. King --
Fal lal la!: the favorite Welch air, sung by Mrs. Bland in The Cherokee [print] / J.L. Dussek --
I tread the borders of the main: sung by Mrs. Clendinning in The midnight wanderers [print] / Mr. Shield --
Dear wand'rer, o whither: sung by Mr. Incledon in The midnight wanderers [print] / W. Shield --
[Keyboard piece] [print] --
Henry's cottage maid: a favorite new air [print] / Signr. Pleyel --
Fresh and strong the breeze &c.: sung by Mrs. Molloy in Inkle & Yarico [print] --
The plough boy [print]. The streamlet that flow'd round her cot: sung by Mr Incledon in the Woodman [print] --
Hail fair nymph [print] / Mr. Olivier --
Begone dull care: sung at Harrison & Knyvett's concerts [print] --
He vow'd to love me still: sung by Miss Newman at Vauxhall [print] / J. Danby --
Sleep on sleep on my Kathlean dear: sung by Mr Johnstone in the opera of The poor soldier [print] --
Overture to Artaxerxes [print] --
Loose were her tresses: sung by Miss George with universal applause [print] / Sig Giordani --
The matchless fair: a favorite sonnet translated from Petrarch [print] / Mr Hook --
The primrose girl: an admired song in the entertainment of the Sultan, sung by Mrs Bland [print] / Mrs Bland --
Adieu ye streams: a favorite ballad [print] / Pleyel --
The village holy day: a favorite new air [print] / Sigr. Pleyel --
No care beyond the morrow: a much admired song as sung by Mr Dignum in No song no supper [print] / Stephen Storace --
Dear native scenes: sung by Mrs. Billington in the opera of The prophet [print] --
The crystal fountains: a favorite rondo [print] / Sigr. Giordani --
Now the woodland chorists sing: a favorite pastoral ballad [print] / J Pleyel --
Willy of the woodland side [print] / the words by Mr. G.S. Carey ; the music composed by John Henry Burgess, Esqr. --
Ah che nel petto io sento: sung by Madam Mara with universal applause in the opera of Artaxerxes [print]. Allegro moderato [manuscript] --
Menuetto [manuscript] --
Maestoso [manuscript] --
Allegro [manuscript] --
Allegro [manuscript] --
Andante [manuscript] --
Menuetto [manuscript] --
Marche des Samnites [manuscript] --
[Keyboard piece in A major] [manuscript] --
[Keyboard piece in C major] [manuscript] --
[Keyboard piece in G major] [manuscript] --
[Keyboard piece in D major] [manuscript] --
[Keyboard piece in F major] [manuscript] --
[Minuet in F major] [manuscript] --
[Minuet in F major] [manuscript] --
[Rondo in G major] [manuscript] / [John Garth] --
[Keyboard duet in C major] [manuscript] / [Theodore Smith] --
[Keyboard sonata in C major] [manuscript] / [Giovanni Andrea Colizzi] --
[There's nae luck about the house] [manuscript] --
[Alone by the light of the moon] [manuscript] / [James Hook] --
[Keyboard duet in D major] [manuscript] --
Bright Phoebus [manuscript] --
The life of a beau [manuscript fragment] / [Henry Carey] --
The lark shril notes [manuscript] --
Magdalen hymn [manuscript] / [Thomas Augustine Arne] --
Hope thou nurse [manuscript] / [John Weldon] --
The storm [manuscript] --
[He comes the hero comes] [manuscript] / [Henry Carey?] --
Duetto [manuscript] --
Stern's Maria [manuscript] / [John Moulds] --
The yellow hair'd laddie [manuscript] --
Date obolum Belisario [manuscript]. [Volume 2] The favorite new federal song adapted to The presidents march: sung by Mr. Fox [print] / J. Hopkinson Esqr. --
The battle of Rosbach [print] / Graun --
America, commerce, & freedom: sung by Mr. Darley Junr. in the ballet pantomime of The sailor's landlady [print] / A. Reinagle --
Thy fatal shafts unerring move [print] --
Amidst the illusions: from Hartford Bridge or The skirts of a camp [print] --
Lucy Gray of Allendale [print] --
The galley slave [print] --
Somebody: a celebrated song sung at the Bath & Salisbury concerts and by Miss De Camp at the Theatre Royal Hay Market [print] --
The presidents march, for two performers [manuscript; incomplete] --
The presidents march: arranged for two performers on one piano forte [print] / R. Taylor --
When we're married. The surrender of Calais [print] / Mr. T. Carter --
Fair Rosale: sung by Mrs. Crouch at Liverpool, and by Master Welsh, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket [print] --
Gramachree: a favorite Irish ballad with an accompanyment for the harp or piano forte [print] --
Pour bien juger une maitresse: air avec accompagnment de piano forte, ou harpe [print] --
Par sa legéreté [print]. Fair Aurora: a celebrated duett in Artaxerxes [print] / Dr. Arne --
William and Ann: a favorite ballad as sung by Master Welsh at Vauxhall [print] / Mr. Brooks of Bath --
We shall live together laddie [print] / Mr Hook --
How sweet in the woodlands [print] --
To me a smiling infant came: a favorite ballad [print] --
Ere around the huge oak [print] --
Within a mile of Edinbourgh: introduced & sung by Miss Broadhurst in the musical farce called My grandmother [print] --
Lucy or Selim's complaint [print] / Mr. Hook --
Water parted from the sea. Artaxerxes [print] / by D. Arne; and adorned with Italian graces by Mr. Trisobio --
Did not tyrant custom guide me [print] / Giordani --
No more that angel form to view [print] / Written by The Revd. Dr. Booker; and composed by L.C. Nelson. Six French romances, and one Italian arietta / Mr. Rothe Nugent. Romance d'Estelle: toi dont les accens enchanteurs [print] --
[Tendre habitant de ce lieu folitaire] [print] --
Paul et Virginie [print] --
[Ah Catherine oh belle Catherine] [print] --
Romance d'Estelle: arbre charmant qui me rappelle] [print] --
[Qu'elle est gentille gabrielle] [print] --
[Addio campi beati] [print]. Peggy Perkins: sung by Mr. Gaudry at the Rotunda [print] / Mr. Dibdin --
A poor little gypsy [print] / Dr. Arnold --
The ballad singer's petition. No song no supper [print] --
Oh nanny [print] --
Words to The presidents march [manuscript; text only] --
Presidents march and Ca ira [print] --
Duetto: tutto da voi dipende [manuscript] / Del Sigr. Pairiello --
Duetto serio: come partir poss'io, &c [manuscript] / Del Sigr Giuseppe Sarti --
[Consola le pene] [manuscript] --
Se questa, o cor tiranno. Giulio Sabino [print] / Sigr. Sarti --
Se m'abbandoni. The favorite song in the opera La locandiera [print] / Sigr. Cimarosa --
The clock of Lombardy, or The surrender of Milan to General Buonaparte: capriccio for the forte piano [print] / Sigr. Trisobio --
La marmotte: avec acompagnement de harpe, ou forte piano [print] --
Conteno forse a vivere [manuscript] / Del Sigr. Gio. Batt[ist]a Pergolesi --
Consola le pene: sung by Sigra. Delicati, in the opera of La cosa rara [print] / Messrs. Martin & Mazzinghi --
Meg of Wapping. The general election [print] / Mr. Dibdin --
Ballad: Oh lady fair [print] / Thos. Moore Esqr. --
Sestini's favorite rondo: Sento che in serio [manuscript] / Sigr. Giordani. [Volume 3] The favorite overture to The round tower: accompanied on the harp by Mr. Weippart [print] / Mr. Reeve --
The battle of Prague: a favorite sonata for the piano forte [print] / F. Kotzwara --
Ouverture de Julie [print] --
Mounseer Nong tong paw [print] --
No not yet [print] --
Arabella [print] --
[I have a silent sorrow here]: the favorite song in the Stranger [print] --
Mary's bower [print] --
Ma belle coquette: sung by Mrs. Pownall [print] / Mr. Swift --
Within a mile of Edinburgh town: a favrite Scotch song sung by Miss Broadhurst [print] --
I'll die for no shepherd not I [print] / Mr. Hook --
The nightingale [print] --
The silver moon [print] --
When rural lads and lasses gay [print] --
[Ye ladies who listen to fashion's gay voice] [print]. Megen oh! Oh Megen ee!: the much admired song in The castle spectre [print] --
Then I fly to meet my love [print] --
The galley slave [print] --
Alone by the light of the moon [print] / Mr. Hook --
The Italian mock trio: sung by Miss Broadhurst, Miss Brett, & Mr. Tyler [print] --
The poor blind girl [print] / written by Mr. C.I. Pitt ; composed by Mr. V. Decleve --
Roslin Castle [print] --
Love shall be my guide: sung by Miss Milne [print] / Mr. Hook --
The wedding day [print] --
When first this humble roof I knew: sung by Mr. Bannister in The lord of the manor [print] / William Jackson of Exeter --
The little sailor boy [print] --
Old Towler: sung by Mr. Tyler at the New York Theatre [print] / Mr. Shield --
Tell me is it love [print] --
Go to the Devil and shake yourself [print] / T. Goodwin --
[Je voulois Silvie ne point vous aimer] [manuscript] --
Happy were the days: sung by Miss Waters, in Ramah Droog [print] / J. Mazzinghi --
Tell me fairest tell me true [print] / F. Kotzwara --
When love has once possess'd the heart [print] / James Fisin --
Air du petit matelot: où Le marlage inpromptu [print] / Musique de P. Gaveaux. [Unbound material laid in with volume 3] The battle of the Nile [manuscript] --
When first to Helen's lute: A song in the opera of The children in the woods [print].

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Volume 1. Predominantly print English theatre music including collections published by Alexander Reinagle in Philadelphia, late 18th-early 19th centuries, and keyboard pieces and songs, in manuscript, at end -- Volume 2. Predominantly print English theatre music as well as French songs and Italian opera excerpts, and American patriotic music -- Volume 3. Predominantly print English theatre music with two songs in French (one manuscript, one print).

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