The Musical Entertainer (Bickham Jr., George)

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Engraver George Bickham Jr. (1704-1771)
Publisher. Info. London: Charles Corbett, n.d. (1737-39).
Reprinted New York: Broude Brothers
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Engraver George Bickham Jr. (1704-1771)
Publisher. Info. London: C. Corbett, n.d. (1737-39)
Reprinted New York: Broude Brothers
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Work Title The Musical Entertainer
Alternative. Title
Composer Bickham Jr., George
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 volumes of 100 plates each
First Publication. 1737-39
Librettist mostly unattributed, but includes:
William Congreve (1670-1729)
Mr Jersey
Mr Lockman
Mr Philip
Mr Smith
Mr Hundeshagen
A. Hill, Esq.
Henry Carey (1687-1743)
John Mottley
J. Bancks
Abraham Langford
Mr Coffey
from the Spectator
Captain Morrice
Matthew Prior (1764-1721)
Mr Philips
Language English; Italian
Dedication Each set of 4 plates has a different dedication
Volume I
  1. Earl of Burlington
  2. Earl of Loudon
  3. Earl Cowper
  4. Lady Cobham
  5. Lady Rich
  6. Viscount Baltimore
  7. Lord Delawar
  8. Duchess of Manchester
  9. Marquis of Caernarvon
  10. Duke of Bolton
  11. Earl of Chesterfield
  12. Duchess of Queensberry
  13. Earl of Anglesey
  14. Duke of Richmond
  15. Earl Rockingham
  16. Duchess of Bedford
  17. Earl Rivers
  18. Duke of Rutland
  19. Earl of Halifax
  20. Lady Burlington
  21. Earl of Gainsborough
  22. Earl of Oxford and Mortimer
  23. Viscount Weymouth
  24. Earl of Westmorland
  25. Duke of Somerset
Volume II
  1. Marquis of Caernarvon
  2. Lady Frances Seymour
  3. Lady Charlotte Seymour
  4. Lord Poulet
  5. Lord George Graham
  6. Earl of Scarborough
  7. Duke of Athol
  8. Lord Abergavenny
  9. Countess of Sunderland
  10. Lord Harvey
  11. Duke of Hamilton
  12. Lord Walpole
  13. Lord Castlemaine
  14. Lord Charles Cavendish
  15. Sackville, Earl of Thanet
  16. Duke of Marlborough
  17. Duchess of Newcastle
  18. Lady Elizabeth Germain
  19. Earl Stanhope
  20. Earl of Derby
  21. Lord Carpenter
  22. Earl of Effingham
  23. Lord Quarendon
  24. Duchess of Newcastle
  25. Earl of Chesterfield

Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voice, continuo; voice, recorder or flute, continuo [German Flute or Common Flute]; 2 voices, continuo; 2 voices, 2 flutes, continuo; 2 voices; 2 voices, flute; 3 voices, continuo; voice, cello, continuo (II.X)
Extra Information Originally published fortnightly in groups of 4 plates; later as 2 bound volumes (100 plates each)

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  • Mr [George?] Monro
  • Mr Gladwin
  • Sigr. Putti of Cambridge
  • Mr Popely
  • a Gentleman of Oxford (I.IX:1)
  • Mr Digard (I.XII:1)
  • Mr Barnard
  • John Hudson
  • Mr R. Vincent
  • Mr C. Young
  • a Lady (I.XXV:2)
  • Mr C. Vincent (II.I.1)
  • Mr C. Smith
  • Mr John C. Smith
  • Sigr. Bliondoracellini
  • William Fisher, at Hereford
  • Mr Gouge
  • Mr Philips
  • Thomas Phillips
  • Mr King (possibly Robert King?)