William Calvert's Manuscript Tune Book (Various)


Sheet Music


PDF scanned by Internet Archive
Fynnjamin (2012/10/5)

Editor William Calvert, copyist
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, dated 1812.
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General Information

Work Title William Calvert's Manuscript Tune Book
Alternative. Title
Composer Various
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation fiddle (suggested by fingering figures on a several tunes)

Misc. Comments

Includes some psalm tunes as well as dance tunes.
The William Calvert Manuscript is a typical English Fiddler's Tune Book of the early 19th C.
It has 52 pages and is approximately 7 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches tall, and has four neat staves to the page. There are accounts for grassland rents inside the front and rear covers, and some of the cash amounts are substantial.

It is inscribed repeatedly throughout with the name "Wm Calvert", "Wm Calvert's Book", etc. and the date "1812".