The British Musical Miscellany (Various)

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Publisher. Info. London: John Walsh, No.514, 525, 542, 571, 579, 626, n.d.[1733-1734].
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Work Title The British Musical Miscellany
Alternative. Title The British Musical Miscellany, or, the Delightful Grove: Being a Collection of Celebrated English, and Scotch Songs, By the best Masters. Set for the Violin, German Flute, the Common Flute, and Harpsichord.
Composer Various
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 volumes
First Publication. 1733-34
Librettist mostly unattributed; including:
Henry Carey
Thomas Bowman
Bazalele Morris
Mr Mitchell
George Sewell
Richard Leveridge
James V of Scotland (attributed)
Dr Parnell
Mr Parratt
Colley Cibber
Mr Baker
Benjamin Griffin
words from the Weekly Miscellany
a Lady
John Hughes, esq.
William Bedingfield
Arthur Bradley
John Lockman
Captain C.
Mr Manly
Mr G. L.
Thomas Brerewood jun.
P. W., esq.
Mr Lamb
Mr Jersey
I. A., esq., a scholar of Mr Carey's
John Vanbrugh
William Congreve
F. R.
Mr Dilbury
John Gay
Aaron Hill, esq.
R. Courtivil, esq. (Raphael Courteville)
Mr Concanen
from The Spectator
Matthew Prior
James Moore, esq.
Language English
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voice, continuo; optional flute, recorder, or violin; 2 voices, continuo; voice, violin, viola, continuo (Clarinda, by Flackton, Vol.1)  ; 2 voices; voice, 2 violins, continuo

Misc. Comments

Composers unidentified or without IMSLP pages:

  • Mr Gouge
  • H. D.
  • W. Powells
  • Mr Vincent
  • Mr Scrimshaw
  • James V of Scotland (attributed)
  • William Barton (maybe author of words instead)
  • Mr Morgan (either Thomas Morgan or George Morgan)
  • "An Eminent Master"
  • Mr Wheeler, organist of Newbury
  • Mr Webber
  • Mr Hayward
  • Mr S. H.
  • John Harris
  • David Rizzio (sometimes used by James Oswald as a pseudonym)
  • John Hudson
  • Martin Smith
  • Mr Gladwin
  • S. G.
  • Mr Seedo
  • Samuel Cooke
  • Mr Sams
  • Mr D.
  • a Gentleman of Oxford
  • John Hams
  • D. Fox
  • Sigr Verdini
  • F. R.
  • William Hodson
  • Mr James
  • Mr Wilson
  • Mr Wilford
  • Mr Markwell
  • Mr Hemming
  • Mr Sandford
  • Richard Osborne
  • Mr Ramondon



Stage works to be identified:

  • the Entertainment of the Festival on the Approaching Nuptials of the Prince of Orange
  • The Livery Rare
  • The Lover's Opera
  • The Scotch Humour
  • Dido and Aeneas (presumably Purcell?)
  • the Farce called the Lottery
  • The Honest Yorkshire-Man
  • The Double-Dealer
  • The Royal Chace
  • Apollo and Daphne
  • The Rape of Proserpine