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Haidee B. Harris volume of songs and music, circa 1790-1800. [music]
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Privately bound collection of scores chiefly for voice, piano-forte, guitar, flute or violin.
On the front pastedown 'Haidee B. Harris from her mama April 8th 1864'.
A label has been removed off the front cover, possibly the name of a previous owner?
The flyleaves and the endpapers are watermarked 1797. Forty favorite Scotch airs is watermarked 1794. The papermaker is R.W. & Co. The back pastedown has come away from the coverboard and it shows us that the binder has used the title page of 'The Christian's new and compleat family Bible, or, Universal library of divine knowledge ... illustrated with annotations and commentaries ... the whole forming a compleat body of Christian divinity' / by the Rev. Thomas Bankes. 178? for the paste down.
A large number of the scores were published in Edinburgh and anything published by John Watlen while at the address 34 North Bridge was published in the last 6 or 7 years of the century i.e. c1794-1800 (from British Music publishers by Kidson 1900). The music published by L. Ding at 4 Parliament Sq. also appears to be published between 1793-1800.
The Sydney Morning Herald 17 December 1864 advertises a 'Complimentary concert to Signor Cutolo... - Song - Sweet ... hear my prayer (Lurline)... Wallace. Lady amateur, Miss Haidee Harris'. Empire 21st April 1865 p.2 reviews a duet 'To the fair' sung by Mrs Cordner and Miss Haidee B. Harris (amateur).
Haidee Beatrice Harris was the younger sister of mezzo soprano Flora Harris Sheridan Moore (1832-1905). Her mother was Mary Thew and her father was Robert Harris. They immigrated to Sydney on the 15th November 1852.
Pencil and ink annotations.
2 scores by Charles Dibdin, signed by him.
Full text available online at Internet Archive
Provenance: Stewart Symonds sheet music collection.
circa 1800.
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[Edinburgh?] : [private collection]
32 scores (1 volume) ; 34 cm.
A Curious collection of Scots tunes, with variations for the violin, and a bass for the violoncello or harpsichord. -- Johny Faa, or the Gypsie laddie. An old Scots song -- Braes of Auchtertyre, with variations adapted to the Piano-forte/ A Young Lady
-- Delven House: Composed (in imitation of Irish) and dedicated to Mrs Muir McKinzie/ Gow, Nathaniel -- The Banks of Clyde. A Scots song set for the voice, piano-forte, guitar, flute or violin/ John Hamilton of Lanark (author) Mr. Watlen (composer) -- Roy's wife of Alldivaloch. A Favourite old Scots song -- Morag. A Favourite old Gaelic song set for the voice, Piano-forte, violin, flute, guitar &c. -- The Favourite Scotch rondo; sung by Mrs Sutherland -- Black Mary. Favourite old Gaelic Song; Set for the voice, piano-forte, flute or violin -- MacGregor Aruaro. A Favourite old Scots song; Set for the piano forte, voice or guitar -- Waly Waly. A Favourite old Scots song with approved alterations / Rob.Riddell of Glenriddell -- Fair Maid of Perth's sweet-town/ J. Jones; words by A. McLaren -- If a body meet a body. A Favourite old Scots Song set for the voice, piano forte, German flute or guitar -- Auld Rob the Laird. A Favourite Scots Song; Set for the voice, piano forte, guitar, flute or clarinet -- Ca' the ewes to the knows. A Favourite old Scots song; As sung at the Edinburgh concert; set for the voice, piano-forte, violin, or German-flute -- Yarrow Vale. A Favourite Scotch song, written by Mr MacDonald/ Mr. Watlen -- Well away cruel Barbara Allen. A Favorite Song, sung by Master Welsh at Vauxhall Gardens, etc./ Mr. [James] Hook -- The Bonny bold soldier. A Favourite song sung by Mrs Hamilton -- Forty favorite Scotch airs, adapted for a violin, German flute, or violoncello, with phrases marked and proper fingering for the latter instrument : being a supplement to the examples in the theory & practice of fingering the violoncello/ John Gunn -- Moll in the wad. A Favourite dialogue sung at the theatres in Dublin. -- Corporal Casey -- On the Lake of Killarney. A favorite song sung by Mrs Hamilton. [With accompaniment for two violins and bass or P. F. Score.] -- Murtoch Dalaney. A Favourite song written and sung by Mr Wilson, Theatre Royal Edinburgh, in the farce called the Irishman in London/ Mr. Wilson -- In a Vale far remov'd. A Favorite Song, sung by Mr. Dignum at Vauxhall Gardens./ Mr. Hook. (James) -- You're welcome, dear Youth, as the Flowers in May. A Favorite Song, sung by Mrs. Franklin, at Vauxhall Gardens./ Mr. Hook (James) -- Three Weeks after Marriage, a Favorite Song, sung by Mrs. Mountain, at Vauxhall Gardens ... Words by Mr. Upton./ Mr. Hook (James) -- A salt eel for Mynheer / written & composed by Mr. Dibdin, and sung by him in his new entertainment called The sphinx/ Dibdin, Charles -- Corrydon. A Favourite song. Innocent love croun'd with success. -- The sailor's journal / Written & composed by Mr. Dibdin, and sung by him in his new entertainment called Will of the wisp/ Dibdin, Charles -- All in the downs, or sweet William's farewell to black ey'd Susan. Harmoniz'd by F. Ireland -- The Storm. A Favourite song, as sung by Mr Incledon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London... Harmonized exactly in the manner it's sung./ Linley, F. -- The Adieu of Louis XVI King of France, or his last thoughts adapted to a new air in the style of Mary Queen of Scotland's lament/ Mr. Watlen [John] -- The Queen of France's Lamentation. Suppos'd to have been written by herself, the night before her suffering.
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