The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green (Arne, Thomas Augustine)

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#96626 - 1.54MB, 13 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 650x

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Fynnjamin (2011/3/19)

PMLP198695-Arne beggar bethnal green.pdf
Publisher Info.:

London: William Smith, (1740/41).

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

The continuo line is figured, but not realized.

The title page also says "N.B. All the SONGS and BALLADS, which are not in proper Keys for the German Flute, are transpos'd, with the Bass to them, at the End of the Book." However this part of the book has not been uploaded to IMSLP.

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General Information

Work Title The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green
Alternative Title
Composer Arne, Thomas Augustine
First Performance 3 April 1741
First Publication 1741
Librettist Dodsley
Language English
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, orchestra, continuo


Misc. Comments

  • The libretto lists 9 songs, but only 7 were published.
  • CONTENTS:
"The faithful Stork behold", sung by Mrs. Clive (3 staves: voice (treble clef) + treble clef with divisi two lines + continuo)
"Observe the fragrant blushing Rose", sung by Mr. Lowe (voice (treble clef) + treble clef with divisi two lines + continuo)
"The Darkness still attends me", sung by Mr. Berry (voice (bass clef) + treble clef with divisi two lines + continuo)
"Behold me on my bended knee", sung by Mrs. Clive (voice (treble clef) + 2 treble clef lines, 1 alto clef line + continuo)
"As Death alone the Marriage Knot unties", sung by Mrs. Clive (voice (treble clef) + treble clef with divisi two lines + continuo)
"The Man who in a Dungeon lyes for Debt", Duett sung by Mr. Lowe and Mrs. Clive (2 voices (both treble clef) + 2 treble clef lines, 1 alto clef line + continuo)
"The Boy thus of a Bird possesst", sung by Mrs. Clive (voice (treble clef) + treble clef with divisi two lines + continuo)
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