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Songs by Amelia Opie for Performance--Alphabetical

Opie, Amelia. "Arhyd Y Nos or the Live-Long Night. Poor Mary Anne! A Dirge."
            Music by Edward Smith Biggs. Six Welch Airs adapted to English Words, and
            Harmonized for Two, Three, and Four, Voices, with an Accompaniment for the
            Piano Forte or Harp. London: R. Birchall, 1801. 7-9.

---. Fatherless Fanny. A Favourite Ballad, by Mrs. Opie. Composed by Mr. Biggs.
            London: R. Birchall, c. 1801.

---. "Fill the Bowl, and Let's Be Joyous." Music by Edward Smith Biggs. A second
            Set of Hindoo Airs with English words adapted to them by Mrs. Opie, and
            Harmonized for one, two, three, and four voices, (or for a Single Voice) with
            An Accompaniment for the Piano Forte or Harp, by Mr. Biggs. London: R.
            Birchall, 1800. 15-6.

---. "Hail Vernal Hour!" [On Spring]. Music by Edward Smith Biggs. Twelve Hindoo
            Airs with English words adapted to them by Mrs. Opie, and Harmonized for One,
            Two, Three, and Four Voices, with an Accompaniment for the Piano Forte or
            Harp, by Mr. Biggs. London: R. Birchall, 1800. 36-40.

---. "Hud Y Bibell: The Attractions of the Pipe." [Where dost thou bide, blessed soul
            Of my love?]. Music by George Thomson. A Select Collection of Original Welsh
            Airs adapted for the Voice, united to characteristic English poetry ... With
            Introductory & Concluding Symphonies and Accompaniments for the  Piano
            Forte or Harp, Violin & Violoncello composed chiefly by Joseph Haydn. 4 vols.
            London/Edinburgh: Preston/G. Thomson, 1817. 1: no 13.

---. I Know You False, I Know You Vain, a Ballad, Written by Mrs. Opie, the Music by
            Wesley Doyle Esqr. Music by Wesley Doyle. London: Chappell & Co., 1806.

---. ‘in My Cot Tho’ Small’s My Store’ a Favorite Song, the Words Imitated from the
            French. Music by Edward Smith Biggs. London: R. Birchall, 1810.     

---. "Lost Is My Quiet for Ever." A Song with an Accompaniment for the Piano
            Forte. Music by Edward Smith Biggs. London: R. Birchall, 1806.

---. "A Mad Song." [Ha! what is this that on my brow presses with such a weight of woe]. Music
            By Edward Smith Biggs. Six Songs Written by Mrs. Opie, Set to Music with an
            Accompaniment for the Harp, or Piano Forte, and Dedicated to the Right
            Honorable, Lady Willoughby De Eresby; by E. S. Biggs. London: R. Birchall,
            1801. 18-21.

---. "Mentra Gwen: Venture Gwen." [Low Hung the dark clouds on Pinlimmon's tall peak].
            Music by George Thomson. A Select Collection of Original Welsh Airs adapted
            For the Voice, united to characteristic English poetry ... With Introductory &
            Concluding Symphonies and Accompaniments for the Piano Forte or Harp, Violin
            & Violoncello composed chiefly by Joseph Haydn. 4 vols. London/Edinburgh:
            Preston/G. Thomson, 1817. 1: no. 9.

---. My Love to War Is Going. A Song with an Accompaniment for the Piano-Forte. Music
            By Edward Smith Biggs. London: R. Birchall, 1795.

---. "Nos Galen, or New Year's Night." Music by Edward Smith Biggs. Six Welch Airs adapted
            To English Words, and Harmonized for Two, Three, and Four, Voices, with an
            Accompaniment for the Piano Forte or Harp. London: R. Birchall, 1801. 4-6.

---. O! May I Then Your Words Believe. A Ballad. Music by Edward Smith Biggs. London:
            R. Birchall, 1801.

---. O! That I Cou’d Recall the Day, a Ballad, Written by Mrs. Opie, the Music by Wesley
            Doyle Esqr. Music by Wesley Doyle. London: Chappell & Co., 1806.

---. The Orphan Boy’s Tale, Written by Mrs. Opie to Whom the Music Is Respectfully
            Inscribed by Thomas Wright. Music by Thomas Wright. London: Goulding & Co.

---. The Poor Hindoo. Words by Mrs. Opie. The Melody Composed and Sung by Mrs. Alsop
            At the Theatres and Arranged with Piano Forte Accompaniments at Her Request
            By A. Clifton. This Melody Is One of a Collection, the Gift of Mrs. Alsop to Mr.
            Clifton, Shortly before Her Death. Music by Mrs. Alsop. Baltimore: Geo. Willig,
            1824.

---. The Winter's Lone Beautiful Rose, Canzoncina. The Poetry by Mrs. Opie from Songs for
            The Drawing room, Composed for & Dedicated to the Lady Gordon Cumming by
            William Aspull. London: Z.T. Purday, c. 1850.

---. Then Be It So, A Ballad by Mrs. Opie. Music by Mrs, Robert Arkwright. London: J.
            Power, c. 1825.

---. "To the Chace Let's Away." Music by Edward Smith Biggs. Twelve Hindoo airs with
            English words adapted to them by Mrs. Opie, and Harmonized for One, Two,
            Three, and Four Voices, with an Accompaniment for the Piano Forte or Harp, by
            Mr. Biggs. London: R. Birchall, 1800. 22-7.

---. "Torriad Y Dydd: The Dawn of Day." [Go, youth, by all regretted, fair Clwyd's Blooming
            Pride]. Music by George Thomson. A Select Collection of Original Welsh Airs
            Adapted for the Voice, united to characteristic English poetry ... With
            Introductory & Concluding Symphonies and Accompaniments for the Piano Forte
            Or Harp, Violin & Violoncello composed chiefly by Joseph Haydn. 4 vols.
            London/Edinburgh: Preston/G. Thomson, 1817. 1: no. 4.

---. Weep Not, Dirge to the Memory of Captn. Charles Wm. Thompson, of the 1st Guards,
            Killed at Bidart, 12th Decr. 1813. Written by Mrs. Opie. The Music Composed &
            Sung at the Vocal Concerts, Hanover Square ... by Mrs. Bianchi Lacy. London:
            Goulding & Co., 1814?.

---. Who gave the Sun his Light: A Hymn to the Creator written to a Celebrated Melody of
            Trajetta's by Mrs. Opie. Music by Mr. Biggs. London: Birchall, nd.

 

   
 
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