||London: printed for the Conductor; sold by Parsons; Symonds; Riley & Willis, n.d.
||Preface "printed at the Philanthropic Reform, St. George's Fields".
||Melodia Britannica, or the Beauties of British Song, From the most Distinguished Composers, Antient and Modern, with a Thorough Bass and Accompaniment for the Harpsichord and [or] Piano Forte, Selected, Conducted and Interspersed with New Airs, by Thomas Busby
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
||None [force assignment]
- Leave, leave your folded flocks - Henry Carey
- Seated on the Grass - Samuel Akeroyde
- Music and Wine - Busby
- When in smiles the Fair appears - T. A. Arne
- A Youth adorn'd with ev'ry art - Henry Holcombe
- Behold the chearful Spring - John Eccles
- On thy banks, gentle Stour - William Boyce
- Come, Lovely Nymph! - Busby
- Come, thou Monarch of the Vine - Thomas Chilcot
- The Sun in Virgin Lustre shone - John Worgan
- Rise, Glory, rise - Arne
- Rosamond - Samuel Arnold
- The Rose, tho' a beautiful red - Busby
- Love thro' the sounding Groves - Henry Purcell
- To yonder Beeches' friendly shade - Jonathan Battishill
- Go Rose my Chloe's Bosom grace - Maurice Greene
- The Swains and the Virgins so gay - Busby
- On Tree-top'd Hill - Michael Festing
- Wake my Fair - H. Smith (1754)
- Sweet Linnets on every Spray - Jeremiah Clarke
- Ambition never me seduc'd - Samuel Howard
- I saw the Lass whom dear I lov'd - Moses Snow
- Child of the Summer - John Worgan
- Sally - Arne
- Rosy Chaplets now prepare - Busby
- Musidora - William Croft
- I call, I call - Henry Purcell
- Ah Simple Lass - John Barrett
- Diana hunting - Michael Christian Festing
- Under the Greenwood Tree - Arne
- As Persians stretch their votive arms - John Sheeles
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||voice, keyboard; or voice, violin, keyboard; No.30 for voice, piccolo, violin (or 2 violins - or keyboard)
||"The harpsichord or violin accompaniment is in general deduced from the score: in forming it I have endeavoured to compress into a third stave as much of the orchestral effect as a necessary simplicity would permit; while, for the convenience of those practitioners whose progress has not yet qualified them to take that department, I have inserted in the vocal stave the melodies of the several symphonies: and where a third stave is spared, the insertion of small notes in the voice-part supplies its absence."
Unidentified composer: H. Smith (1754)