Novello's Standard Glee Book (Barnby, Joseph)

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Editor Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., n.d. [First published no later than 1865. See The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular (Mar. 1, 1865), p.4.]
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Work Title Novello's Standard Glee Book. Being a collection of the most favourite glees / by English composers; with an accompaniment (ad lib.) for the pianoforte; revised by J. Barnby
Alternative. Title
Composer Barnby, Joseph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 60 glees:
  • Part One
  1. Storace: Five times by the taper's light. (SATB)
  2. Cooke: Hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings (SATB)
  3. Stevenson: See our oars (SATB)
  4. Stevens: Ye Spotted Snakes (SATB)
  5. Webbe: Thy voice, O Harmony (SATB)
  6. Callcott: Forgive, blest shade (SATB)
  7. Arnold: In summer's cool shade (SATB)
  8. Berg: Lightly tread, 'tis hallowed ground (SSB) - (under pseudonym "John Scotland")
  9. Spofforth: Hail, smiling morn (SATB)
  10. Stevens: Sigh no more, ladies (SSATB)
  11. Webbe: When winds breathe soft (SATTB)
  12. Paxton: Breathe soft, ye winds (ATB, see also the SATB setting)
First Publication. 1865 at latest
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices with or without piano

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"This collection of Standard Glees is published in One Volume, handsomely bound in cloth, with gilt edges, price 4s. 6d.; paper cover, 2s. 6d. Also in Five Parts, price 6d. each. And in Thirty Numbers, each containing Two Glees, price One Penny each."