Melodia Britannica (Busby, Thomas)

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Arranger Thomas Busby
Publisher. Info. London: printed for the Conductor; sold by Parsons; Symonds; Riley & Willis, n.d.
Misc. Notes Preface "printed at the Philanthropic Reform, St. George's Fields".
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Work Title Melodia Britannica
Alternative. Title 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
Composer Busby, Thomas
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.3
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's see below
  1. Leave, leave your folded flocks - Henry Carey
  2. Seated on the Grass - Samuel Akeroyde
  3. Music and Wine - Busby
  4. When in smiles the Fair appears - T. A. Arne
  5. A Youth adorn'd with ev'ry art - Henry Holcombe
  6. Behold the chearful Spring - John Eccles
  7. On thy banks, gentle Stour - William Boyce
  8. Come, Lovely Nymph! - Busby
  9. Come, thou Monarch of the Vine - Thomas Chilcot
  10. The Sun in Virgin Lustre shone - John Worgan
  11. Rise, Glory, rise - Arne
  12. Rosamond - Samuel Arnold
  13. The Rose, tho' a beautiful red - Busby
  14. Love thro' the sounding Groves - Henry Purcell
  15. To yonder Beeches' friendly shade - Jonathan Battishill
  16. Go Rose my Chloe's Bosom grace - Maurice Greene
  17. The Swains and the Virgins so gay - Busby
  18. On Tree-top'd Hill - Michael Festing
  19. Wake my Fair - H. Smith (1754)
  20. Sweet Linnets on every Spray - Jeremiah Clarke
  21. Ambition never me seduc'd - Samuel Howard
  22. I saw the Lass whom dear I lov'd - Moses Snow
  23. Child of the Summer - John Worgan
  24. Sally - Arne
  25. Rosy Chaplets now prepare - Busby
  26. Musidora - William Croft
  27. I call, I call - Henry Purcell
  28. Ah Simple Lass - John Barrett
  29. Diana hunting - Michael Christian Festing
  30. Under the Greenwood Tree - Arne
  31. As Persians stretch their votive arms - John Sheeles
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voice, keyboard; or voice, violin, keyboard; No.30 for voice, piccolo, violin (or 2 violins - or keyboard)
Extra Information "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."

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Unidentified composer: H. Smith (1754)