The Myrtle, A Collection of New English Songs (Hudson, Robert)

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Publisher. Info. London: John Cox, for the Author, n.d.(ca.1755)
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Work Title The Myrtle, A Collection of New English Songs for the Violin, German Flute or Harpsichord
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Composer Hudson, Robert
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRH 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 Songs
  1. Invitation to the Spring. Give ear, O ye shepherds, the Spring's in full prime, 5 verses. Voice, 2 violins (or flute, violin), continuo. Includes separate transposed flute part.
  2. The distressed Shepherd. My hours, O ye shepherds, past swiftly away, 5 verses. Voice, 2 violins (or flute, violin), continuo. Includes separate transposed flute part.
  3. Fair Serena. When fair Serena first I knew, 4 verses. Voice, 2 violins (or flute, violin), continuo. Includes separate flute part.
  4. Collin. Young Collin t'other day at wake did proffer ribbons, gloves and cake, 4 verses. Voice, 2 violins (or flute, violin), continuo. Includes separate flute part.
  5. Jessey. Thou radiant sun triumphant rise, 4 verses. Voice, violin or flute, continuo. Includes separate flute part.
  6. Love at first Sight. Recit: When I survey thy matchless face; Air: When at your window you appear, 5 verses. Voice, 2 violins, continuo.
  7. Duetto. E'er then the fatal wint'ry blast, 1 verse [possibly others missing?]. 2 voices, 2 violins (or flute, violin), continuo. Includes separate transposed flute part.
First Publication. 1755 ca.
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voice, violin, flute, continuo (see contents)