A Collection of Songs, Op.1 (Pixell, John)

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Fynnjamin (2020/5/11)

Engraver Michael Broome
Publisher. Info. Birmingham: for the author; John Baskerville, Michael Broome, 1759.
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Misc. Notes Title-page missing. Title-page and subscribers list typeset and printed by John Baskerville; music engraved and printed by Michael Broome.
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Work Title A Collection of Songs
Alternative. Title A Collection of Songs with their Recitatives and Symphonies for the German Flute, Violins, etc., with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord
Composer Pixell, John
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's see below
  1. The Invitation to the Red-Breast. (Whilst all the fields are white with snow) Dedicated to William Shenstone. E minor. Voice, flute, 2 violins, viola, continuo
  2. My Time, O ye Muses. C major. Voice, harpsichord; or voice, 2 violins, continuo
  3. Daphne's Visit. (Ye birds for whom I rear'd the grove) Dedicated to Lady Mary Grey. A minor. Voice, flute, continuo
  4. Miss Hamilton to her Sister - occasion'd by her Love for Mr. More. (Wou'd you think it my dear) F major. Voice, harpsichord; or voice, violin/flute, continuo
  5. The Sky-Lark. (Go, tuneful bird) D minor. Voice, flute, violin, continuo
  6. The Landskip (How pleas'd within my native bow'rs) Dedicated to the Countess of Aylesford. B major. Voice, harpsichord; or voice, violin/flute, continuo
  7. Beneath some hoary mountain. G minor. Voice, harpsichord; or voice, violin/flute, continuo
  8. The rural Groupe - A Scotch Air. (Come my bonny love, let us gang away) G major. Voice, 2 horns, continuo
  9. Amidst her flow'ry paths Ophelia rov'd (Ye groves in deeper shades) occasion'd by the death of the favourite Red-breast grown tame. G minor. Voice, harpsichord; or voice, violin/flute, continuo
  10. The desponding Swain. (At Delia's feet devoutly dying) E major. Voice, harpsichord; or voice, violin/flute, continuo
  11. Charming is your shape and air. A major. Voice, harpsichord; or voice, violin/flute, continuo
  12. A Song humourously commented upon in the Spectator. (My love was fickle once and changing) F major. Voice and harpsichord
  13. Winifreda. (Away! let nought to love displeasing) D major. Voice, harpsichord; or voice, violin/flute, continuo
  14. The mutual Symptoms. (Ah! who in all those happy plains) B minor. Voice, harpsichord; or voice, violin/flute, continuo
  15. The Blackbird. (Hark to yon blackbird's pleasing note) E major. Voice, flute, continuo
  16. A Verse from Mr. Addison's Pastoral Hymn. (Though in the paths of death I tread) Dedicated to Charles Jennens. E minor. Voice, 2 violins, continuo
  17. Florella. (Why will Florella, when I gaze) Dedicated to the Countess of Sussex. E major. Voice, harpsichord; or voice, violin/flute, continuo
  18. Amyntas. (On a bank beside a willow) F minor. Voice, harpsichord; or voice, violin/flute, continuo
  19. Dorilas. (Young Dorilas, an artless swain) Dedicated to the Countess of Plymouth. F major. Voice, 2 violins, continuo
  20. Defiance to Cupid [and Cupid's Reply]. (Feeble Cupid, vain deceiver!) B major. Voice, 2 violins, continuo
    1. Recitativo after Verse 1 (The false lothario thus with pride) G minor. Voice, continuo
  21. Be calm ye winds. D major. Voice, flute, continuo
  22. Song for the Bassoon. (Cease thy murmurs, cease thy tears) B major. Bass voice, bassoon, violin, continuo; or bass voice, bassoon, harpsichord
  23. Sappho's Ode. (Blest as th'immortal Gods is he) E major. Voice, harpsichord; or voice, violin/flute, continuo. Includes separate transposed flute part.
  24. A Song with a Duet and Chorus for Voices and Instruments. Dedicated to the Earl of Aylesford.
    1. Recitativo: ’Twas Spring when all the plumy choir. A major. Voice, continuo
    2. Aria. Andante. Happy Warblers, love enjoying. A major. Voice, 2 flutes, 2 violins, continuo
    3. Duetto. What can mortals sweeter prove. 2 voices, continuo
    4. Chorus. What can mortals sweeter prove. 3 voices, 2 flutes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Librettist includes composer; mainly unattributed; see below
7, 16. Joseph Addison
8, 9. "a lady"
2, 23. from The Spectator
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voice, harpsichord; voice, flute or violin, harpsichord; voice, bassoon, harpsichord; voices, chorus, orchestra (2 flutes, strings, continuo)