A Christmas Box (Hook, James)

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Publisher. Info. London: A. Bland & Weller's Music Warehouse, n.d.
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Work Title A Christmas Box
Alternative. Title
Composer Hook, James
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Book 3: Op.86
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 4
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 books of 12 'bagatelles' (nursery rhymes or children's songs):
Book 1
  1. Goosy goosy gander, where shall I wander
  2. See saw Margery Daw
  3. Little Jack Horner sat in a corner
  4. Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle
  5. Tell tale tit, your tongue shall be slit
  6. Hot Cross Bunns (One a penny, two a penny)
  7. See saw sacaradown, which is the way to London town?
  8. How does my Lady's garden grow?
  9. Hushaby baby upon the tree top
  10. Who comes there? A grenadier
  11. Three children sliding on the ice
  12. Make a cake, make a cake, baker's man
Book 2
  1. High ding a ding, I heard a bird sing
  2. Bounce buckram velvets dear, Christmas comes but once a year
  3. Little Tom Tucker sings for his supper
  4. Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a tree
  5. Dub a dub dub, three maids in a tub
  6. I'll sing a song of sixpence, a bag full of rye
  7. Little Boy Blue, come blow me thy horn
  8. The gooseberry grows on an angry tree
  9. When I was a little boy, I wash'd my mother's dishes
  10. Robin a bobbin a bilberry hen
  11. There was an old woman liv'd under a hill
  12. There were two black birds sat upon a hill
Book 3
  1. When Cockle Shells turn Silver Bells
  2. Ba Ba Black Sheep
  3. Taffy was a Welshman
  4. My Poor Robin Red Breast
  5. There were two little birds
  6. Richard and Robin were two pretty men
  7. Ding dong bell, the cat's in the well
  8. Up stairs, down stairs, upon my lady's window
  9. Little Musgrave and Marian together did rove
  10. Old Father Grey Beard without tooth or tongue
  11. There was an old woman toss'd up in a blanket
  12. Come, butter, come
Librettist Traditional
Language English
Dedication Book 3: Miss Colombine
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 1-3 voices, piano (or harp)
Extra Information The texts are all traditional nursery rhymes, but the music appears to be all by Hook