List of works by George Frederick Bristow

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The largest collection of Bristow manuscripts and holographs may be found in the Performing Arts Research Collection of the New York Public Library (abbreviated below as NYPL).


This list is manually maintained, therefore some of the available pieces may not yet be linked from this page. For an automatically generated alphabetical list of all available pieces, please see Category:Bristow, George Frederick.

Contents

Works with Opus Number

manuscript close score of 5 pages (holograph).

  • Op.45 - 6 Pieces for the organ, Impromptu Voluntaries. NYPL has a manuscript score of 11 pages (holograph). Published (New York: G. Schirmer, ca. 1883).
  • Op.46 - ?
  • Op.47 - The Great Republic, Ode to the American Union (libretto by W.O. Bourne) cantata for soloists, SATB, and orchestra. First performance: Brooklyn Philharmonic Society, May 10, 1879. (Vocal score published New York: Biglow & Main, 1880). NYPL has a

manuscript orchestral score of 66 pages for the overture (holograph) and 34 manuscript instrumental parts excluding the overture and sections 8 and 9. The Library of Congress has an autograph full score of 137 pages.

Works without Opus Number

Choral Works

Songs

Orchestral Works

Chamber Works

Organ Works

Piano Works

Pedagogical Works, Works as editor/arranger

  • Geo. F. Bristow's new and improved method for the reed or cabinet organ (New York: R. A. Saalfield, ca. 1887).
  • The music of the church: a collection of psalm, hymn, and chant tunes adapted to the worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States by J.M. Wainwright. (New York: Stanford & Swords, 1855). "The harmonies of all the tunes have been carefully corrected by Mr. George F. Bristow ..." Page vi.
  • The Cantilena: a collection of songs, duets, trios and quartettes (New York: Abbey & Abbot, 1861). Songs arranged with piano accompaniment.
  • Ferd. Beyer's school for the piano-forte designed for the exclusive use of young students and dedicated to mothers of families containing the principles of music in 106 examples, studies, gamuts, exercises, and choice easy pieces (New York: William A. Pond, 1851). Translated and adapted by Bristow.
  • The cantara, being a choice selection of solos, duets, trios, and quartetts, from the best masters, for the use of seminaries and schools in city and country (New York: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1867, 1873). Edited and arranged by Francis H. Nash and Geo. F. Bristow.
  • The cantara [no. 2], being a choice selection of solos, duets, trios, and quartetts from the best masters, for the use of seminaries and schools in city and country (New York: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1868, 1870). Edited and arranged by Francis H. Nash and Geo. F. Bristow.
  • Spohr's grand violin school, containing his...treatise on the structure and arrangement of the violin...added a selection of popular airs arranged as duetts for two violins (New York: Firth, 1851). Edited by Bristow.
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