Festive Harmony (Various)

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Fynnjamin (2021/10/4)

Editor John Page (d. 1812)
Engraver Straight
Publisher. Info. London: for the Editor, 1804.
Misc. Notes Title-page dated 1st August 1804
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Work Title Festive Harmony
Alternative. Title Festive Harmony. a Collection of the most Favorite Madrigals, Elegies, and Glees, Selected from the Works of the most eminent Composers
Composer Various
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's see below
  1. Elegy to the Memory of the late Jonathan Battishill, by Charles Wesley Jr. (13th December 1801). Weeping o'er thy sacred urn - SATB voices, piano
  2. Madrigal by Giovanni Ferretti. So gracious is thy sweet self (from Musica Transalpina, Book 1) - SATTB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  3. Glee by John Danby (Prize Medal 1785). The nightingale who tunes her warbling notes so sweet - SATTB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  4. Madrigal by Thomas Weelkes (1600). When Thoralis delights to walk - SSATTB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  5. Glee by John Wall Callcott (16th May 1799). My flocks feed not, my ewes breed not - 3 voices, piano
  6. Madrigal by Jonathan Battishill (December 1770), words by Prior. Love inform thy faithful creature - 3 voices, piano
  7. Address to E-cho by Samuel Webbe (1782). Daughter sweet of Voice and Air, gentle Echo - 5 voices, piano (ad lib.)
  8. Anacreon Ode 50th by Jonathan Battishill (3rd August 1771). See the jolly God appears - ATB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  9. Glee by Reginald Spofforth (19th May 1803). By Celia's arbor all the night - ATTB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  10. Glee by John Danby (1783). Sweet thrush that makes the vernal year - SATB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  11. Glee by William Hayes, sung at the Anniversary of the Wiccamists [Wykehamists, i.e. alumni of Winchester College] (1782). Let Omnibus wiccamicis in a bumper now go round - ATB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  12. Glee by Garrett Colley Wellesley Mornington. Come fairest nymph, resume thy reign - ATB voices, SATB chorus, piano (ad lib.)
  13. Elegy to the Memory of Miss Drummond, by Jonathan Battishill (1776), words by Rev. Mr. Mason. Here sleeps what once had beauty - 3 voices, piano (ad lib.)
  14. Glee by Benjamin Cooke. Hand in hand with fairy grace - SSB voices, SSATB chorus, piano (ad lib.)
  15. Glee by Thomas Attwood, composed for the Presentation of Colours to the Queen's Royal Regiment of Volunteers, 3rd January 1804; words from Ossian. Rise to the battle my thousands - SSB voices, piano 4-hands
  16. Glee by Luffman Atterbury. Come let us all a-Maying go - ATTB voices, piano
  17. Glee by John Wall Callcott, words by Moore. When time who steals our years away - ATB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  18. Glee composed for this work by John Spencer. When tender rose trees first receive - SSB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  19. Madrigal by Thomas Morley (1604). Lady thos cherries plenty - SAATB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  20. Glee by Jonathan Battishill (1771), words from Creech's translation of Horace. Wise they, that with a cautious tear - SATB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  21. Glee by Henry Denman (1803), words by Waller. Go lovely rose - SATB voices, piano
  22. Glee composed for this work by Thomas Attwood (1804), words by Thomas Dimond. Ye visions wild, hope's fairy train - SATB voices, harp and piano (or 2 harps)
  23. Glee by William Paxton. Breathe soft ye winds - SSB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  24. Glee composed for this work by William Russell (June 1804), words by Mary Robinson. The sea-beat mariner - SATB voices, piano
  25. Glee by Samuel Webbe (presented for publication June 1804). Tho' short my span, I scorn complaining - ATB voices, piano (ad lib.)
  26. Glee by the late Charles Young, accompaniment by John Whitaker. The shrill-toned lark now just awake - SSB voices, piano 4-hands
  27. Glee by Jonathan Battishill (27th February 1764). O my Clarissa, thou cruel fair - SAB voices, piano
First Publication. 1804
Librettist includes (where attributed)
Matthew Prior (1664-1721)
Anacreon (Ode 50), translated by Francis Fawkes (1720-1777)
William Mason I (1725-1797)
Ossian (James Macpherson (1736-1796))
Thomas Moore (1779-1852) (pseud. Thomas Little)
Horace, translated by Thomas Creech (1659-1700)
Edmund Waller (1606-1687)
Thomas Dimond
Mary Robinson (1757-1800)
Language English
Dedication President, Vice President & Members of the Glee Club
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 3-6 voices, piano ad lib.; 3 voices, chorus, piano ad lib.; SSB voices, piano 4-hands; SATB voices, harp and piano (or 2 harps)

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Piano accompaniment here marked ad lib. when it appears to be little more than a vocal reduction for the purpose of rehearsal. Obviously it is an editorial addition by Page in the case of the early madrigals - only a few pieces have an independent accompaniment part.