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Songs in Collections

1800    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. Music
            by Edward Smith Biggs. London: R. Birchall.

                        “Stella! thou false one” [Air I]
                        “Laura, I for Bacchus” [Air II]
                        “A Hindustani Girl's Song” ["'Tis thy Will, and I must leave thee"; Air III]
                        “O do not ask whence springs my sadness” [Air IV]
                        “O why are my accents so broken and weak” [Air V]
                        “Fill the bowl, and let’s be joyous” [Air VI]

1800    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. Music by Edward Smith Biggs. London:
            R. Birchall.

                        “Crazy Sally” [“Hark! what sound fills yonder valley”; Air I]
                        “How still is now the hamlet!” [Air II]
                        “How nature smiles when dawning day” [Air III]
                        “Down, down thou struggling sigh” [Air IV]
                        “Let not sorrow cloud thy brow” [Air V]
                        “Stay gentle Damsel, stay awhile” [Air VI]
                        “A Hunting Song” [“To the chace let’s away”; Air VII]
                        “Dream of soft delight” [Air VIII]
                        “Yes! yes ‘tis love to pine in sorrow” [Air IX]
                        “Sad was the time when vers’d in art” [Air X]
                        “On spring” [“Hail vernal hour!”; Air XI]
                        “Away to the battle! for danger draws nigh” [Air XII]

1801    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.
Music by Edward Smith Biggs. London: R. Birchall.

                       “When the nymph I love smiling sits” [S.I]
                       “Yes! dearest Girl, I freely grant” [S II; P as “Yes, Mary Anne”]
                       “I once rejoice’d sweet Evening gale” [S III; P]
                       “A Beggar Girl’s Song”[S IV]
                       “By and Bye” [S V]
                       “A mad song”[S VI]

1801    Six Welch Airs Adapted to English Words, and Harmonized for Two, Three, and
            Four, Voices, with an Accompaniment for the Piano Forte or Harp. Music by
            Edward Smith Biggs. London: R. Birchall.

                        “Captain Morgan’s March” [Air I]
                        “New Year’s night” [Air II]
                        “The live-long night: Poor Mary Anne: a dirge” [Air III]
                        “Flaunting Two” [Air IV]
                        “The rising of the lark” [Air V]
                        “Lullaby song” [Air VI]

1804    A Second Sett of Welch Airs, with English Words Written to Them by Mrs. Opie.
            Harmonized and Arranged for One, Two, Three & Four Voices, with an
            Accompaniment for the Harp or Piano Forte, by Mr. Biggs. Music by Edward
            Smith Biggs. London: R. Birchall.
           
                        “Come to battle: Arm’d in your country’s cause” [Air I]
                        “The song of the old man of the wood” [Air II]
                        “Hunting the hare” [Air III]       
                        “The camp of the palace; Of noble race was Shenkin” [Air IV]
                        “A leap over the stone” [Air V]
                        “Away my herd to the oaken grove” [Air VI]
                        “The ebb of the tide” [Air VII]
                        “The march of the men of Harlech; the soldier’s return” [Air VIII]

1806    Eight Ballads, with an Accompaniment for the Piano Forte, Composed and
            Inscribed to the Right Honble the Countess of Antrim by Wesley Doyle Esqr.
            Music by Wesley Doyle. London: Chappell & Co.

                        "Mad Song" [Oh! say on a Pillow of Down can you rest]
                        "A Noble Lady"

1807    A Collection of Melodies, Chiefly Russian Harmonized, and Arranged for the
            Voice, with an Accompaniment for the Piano Forte or Harp, the Words Written to 
            Them by Mrs. Opie, to Which Is Added the Cossack, a Favorite Ballad from the
            Ukranian, by M. G. Lewis Esqre. Music by Edward Smith Biggs. London: R.
            Birchall.

                       "Hark! Hark! Hark! The Foe Is Near," 2-5.
                       "Alas! Alas! I Can't Forget," 6-7.
                       "Yes! Mem'ry Still Recalls the Hour," 8-9.
                       "Go, Cease That Studied Grace," 10-1
                       "No--Do Not Think I'll Waste My Bloom," 12-3.
                       "When the Glare of Day Is Past," 14-5.
                       "And Was It for This I Lov'd Thee So Dearly!" 16-7.
.                      "How I Hail This Morn's Appearing!" 18-9.
                       "Love and Pity from Love and Lovers Flying," 20-1.
                       "Tell Me What Your Bosom Troubles?" 22-7.
                       "O! How Blest My Soul's Dear Treasure," 28-9.

1817    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. Music by George Thomson. 3 vols.
            London/Edinburgh: Preston/G. Thomson.

                        "Torriad Y Dydd: The Dawn of Day" ["Go, youth, by all regretted, fair
                        Clwyd's blooming pride"]
                        "Mentra Gwen: Venture Gwen" ["Low hung the dark clouds on  
                        Pinlimmon's tall peak"]

                        "Hud Y Bibell: The Attractions of the Pipe" ["Where dost thou bide,  
                        blessed soul of my love?"]

                        "Castell Towyn; Towynn Castle" [Sweet Mary, where now on this turf we       
                        recline"]
                        "The Red Piper's Melody" ["Where is my Owen, where is my true Love"]
                        "The Blossom of the Thorn" ["How fondly I gaze on the fast falling
                        leaves"]
                        "Sweet Richard" ["Yes, thou art chang'd since first we met"]
                        "The Vale of Clwyd" ["Think not I'll leave fair Clwyd's vale"

 

   
 
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