Thomson's Select Melodies of Scotland, Ireland and Wales (Thomson, George)

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"The Select Melodies"

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Arranger Ignaz Pleyel
Leopold Kozeluch
Joseph Haydn
Ludwig van Beethoven
Robert Archibald Smith
Editor George Thomson
Publisher. Info. London: Preston, n.d.(ca.1822).
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"Thomson's Collection"

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Arranger Ignaz Pleyel
Leopold Kozeluch
Joseph Haydn
Ludwig van Beethoven
Robert Archibald Smith
Editor George Thomson
Publisher. Info. London: Preston, n.d.(ca.1822-25).
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Work Title The Select Melodies of Scotland, interspersed with those of Ireland and Wales United to the songs of Robt. Burns, Sir Walter Scott Bart. and other distinguished Poets; with Symphonies & Accompaniments for the Piano Forte by Pleyel, Kozeluch, Haydn & Beethoven. The whole composed for & collected by George Thomson
Alternative. Title Thomson's Collection of the Songs of Burns, Sir Walter Scott Bart. and other eminent lyric Poets Ancient & Modern united to the Select Melodies of Scotland, and of Ireland & Wales with Symphonies & Accompaniments for the Piano Forte by Pleyel, Haydn, Beethoven &c. the whole composed for & collected by George Thomson
Composer Thomson, George
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 or 6 volumes
First Publication. 1822-25
Librettist Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Robert Crawford, Allan Ramsay, and others
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 1-2 voices, piano
Related Works A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs (Thomson, George)
A Select Collection of Original Irish Airs (Thomson, George)
A Select Collection of Original Welsh Airs (Thomson, George)
32 Scottish Folksongs, B.707-738 (Pleyel, Ignaz)
25 Schottische Lieder, Op.108 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)
12 Schottische Lieder, WoO 156 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)
25 Irish Songs, WoO 152 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)
20 Irish Songs, WoO 153 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)
12 Irish Songs, WoO 154 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)
26 Welsh Songs, WoO 155 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)
External Links Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century, includes some recordings of these songs.
Extra Information First issued in 5 volumes, under the title "The Select Melodies"; then in 6 volumes as "Thomson's Collection" (same plates, different title pages)

Misc. Comments

Published in 1822 as "The Select Melodies" in 5 volumes of 50 songs each. Re-issued as "Thomson's Collection" in 1824 with the addition of Volume 6. Further editions of Volumes 1-6 appeared in 1828 and 1831.

Haydn contents:

Vol.1: Nos.1, 8-10, 14, 17, 20, 22, 31, 32, 38, 44-47, 49 and 50 (Hob.XXXIa:187-192, 214ter, 102ter, 55bis, 193, 195, 13bis, 202; Hob.XXXIb:2, 3, 4, 1).
Vol.2: Nos.4, 9, 29, 37, 39, 40, 45-50 (Hob.XXXIa:106ter, 51bis , 7bis , 198, 263, 199, 203; Hob.XXXIb:7, 5, 9, 12, 8).
Vol.3: Nos.1, 3, 6, 9-28, 30-37, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51 (Hob.XXXIa:38bis, 200, 182, 151, 5bls, 152, 129bis, 153, 116bis, 1bis, 154-157, 128bis, 158, 16bis , 159, 124bis, 163, 160, 162, 164, 20bis, 35bis, 170, 168, 171, 11bis, 173, 174, 238, 249; Hob.XXXIb:15, 18, 24, 17).
Vol.4: Nos.3-6, 12, 15-19, 21, 24, 27-31, 34-39, 49, 50 (Hob.XXXla:237, 180, 231, 149bis, 226, 245, 221bis, 4bis, 176, 89bis, 236, 234, 148bis, 24bis, 165, 80bis, 46bis, 31bis, 251, 252, 253A, 253B, 232, Hob.XXXIb:36, 42).
Vol.5: Nos.4-7, 9, 10, 16, 18, 21, 23, 28, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 47, 50 (Hob.XXXIa:8bis, 229, 122bis, 58bis, 61bis, 230, 145bis, 140bis, 62bis, 248, 228, 63bis, 161, 227, 266, Hob.XXXIb:21, 31, 25).
Vol.6: Nos.32-37, 40, 41, 44, 45, 48, 64 (Hob.XXXla:102quater, 271, 60bls, 233, 240, 267, 243, 265, 178, 268, 70bis, 264, Hob.XXXIb:11).