12 English Base Songs (Roffe, Alfred Thomas)

Sheet Music


Book 1

Publisher. Info. London: Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co., n.d.[1854].
Misc. Notes RCM Library item D1477/33
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Book 2

Publisher. Info. London: Waterlow & Sons, n.d.[1859].
Misc. Notes RCM Library item D1477/34
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General Information

Work Title 12 English Base Songs
Alternative. Title
Composer Roffe, Alfred Thomas
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 songs in 2 books:

Book 1

  1. Thus a cloud expanding wide (George Rush)
  2. How blest is a soldier (John Christopher Pepusch)
  3. The thunders of battle prepare (William Bates)
  4. My slaves, below, prepare, prepare (John Christopher Smith)
  5. The lion's song (John Frederick Lampe)
  6. A monarch's duty claims me (William Bates)

Book 2

  1. I burn, I burn (John Christopher Smith)
  2. While mortals charm their cares to sleep (Michael Arne)
  3. Ye monsters that sleep (Johann Ernst Galliard)
  4. Arise ye subtle forms that sport (Johann Ernst Galliard)
  5. When martial clangor strikes the ear (William Reeve)
  6. See, goddess of this happy land (Johann Ernst Galliard)
First Publication. 1854-59
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation bass, piano (originals: voice, orchestra; voice, continuo)