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oboes, clarinets and flageolet, horns, bassoons, and strings), some of
them copied by J. H(?). Mapleson (? sen.) for a revival at the English
Opera House in 1832. Characters: Rosina (Mrs. Wood, nee Mary
Anne Paton), William (Charles Bland), Phcebe (Miss Frances Maria
Kelly), Capt. Belville, etc.

Additional 33816-33819.

Paper; ff. 196, 329, 311, 242. About 1832-1841. Oblong folio and folio.
Presented by Mrs. Augustus Walter Arnold.

Portions of Operas, etc., by English composers of the second
quarter of the 19th century. In four volumes.

the vocal parts of the glee. f. 170.
3. Nos. 5-10, including (f. 183) the
song, "0 there's nothing so fine as
a row in the night," from " Snap-
apple Night" ; with symphonies and
accompaniments for flutes (ottavino,
etc.), oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns,
trumpets, trombones, drums, and
strings, in score. Anonymous. Auto-
graph. Watermark, 1836. f. 181.

garet (Harriet Waylett), Duke, Leo-
pold, Rosenburg, Hermann (Henry
Phillips) ; with Choruses of Banditti,
Peasants, Attendants, etc.

bassoons, and strings) of "The
Dillosk- Gatherer." The overture is
2 E 2

33816. 1. Pianoforte score [imperfect
at the end), and tenor chorus part
of an Opera [" Hermann," or "The
Broken Spear," 1834]. By John
Thomson, f. 1.

2. The pianoforte score of the opening
glee, " The Sun is on the Sea," and
the song, "No, not more calmly,"
from the " Dillosk - Gatherer," or
"The Eagle's Nest" [compiled by
William Hawes], 1832; followed by

33817, 33818. Instrumental parts
(flutes, oboes, trumpets, trombones,
drums, cymbals, clarinets, horns,
bassoons, strings) of " Hermann."
Characters : Isabella, Prince, Mar-

33819. 1. Instrumental parts (flutes,
trumpets, drums, clarinets, horns,



by " S. Wesley." One of the princi-
pal parts was taken by Miss [Frances
Maria] Kelly, f. 1.

2. "The Oath": scene from "Snap-
apple Night," beg. "By the hope of
future bliss " ; in score, as above,
f. 148.

3. Conductor's score and full score of
"A Day at Turin," with symphonies
and accompaniments for flutes (pic-
colo, etc.), oboes, clarinets, bassoons,
horns, cornets, trumpets, trombones,
triangle, drums, harp, and strings.
Anonymous. The full score appears

to be autograph. Characters : Durn-
sett, Lawler, etc. The chief per-
formers were Miss Walstein, Miss
Gould, Mr. [John] Wilson, and Balfe,
or Balfino, as he appears to have
been called on the operatic stage.
From the words "Balfe, Esq., sole
lessee," on f. 190, the Opera must
have been written between IMarch
and May, 1841, during which period
he was proprietor and manager of
the Lyceum. At the end (f. 155) is
a printed list of employes of that
theatre (watermark, 1846).

Additional 30273, f. •29b.

Paper ; about 1833. Narrow oblong octavo. See also under Catches
(above, p. 45).

" Jack, thou'rt a toper " ; catch for 3 voices, in score, by
H. Purcell. [From " Bonduca."]

Additional 30914, 30915.

Paper ; fi. 245, 169. About 1833. Oblong folio.

Opera ["II Nuovo Figaro"] in 2 Acts [by the brothers Federigo
and Luigi Ricci]. It was first produced in 1833, but the present copy
was altered for perfoi'mances at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1837 and
1838. The instruments ai-e flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns,
trumpets, trombones, drums, serpent (cimbasso), and strings. In
score. The recitatives, accompanied by a figured bass for pianoforte,
are for the most part printed. In two volumes. Characters : Demetrio,
Leporello, Amalia, il Barone, Carlotta, Andrea.

Additional 32216, ff". 1-1 16b; 32217, ff. 26-41.

Paper ; a.d. 1833, etc. Oblong folio and folio. For the Orchestral Music in
these MSS. see vol. iii.

Incidental music for flutes (including occasionally piccolo), oboes,
clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, drums, trombones (in nos. 1 and 2),
triangles (in nos. 4 and 14), cymbals (in no. 14), and strings, mostly
in score, by J. N. Hummel. Autograph. In two volumes.

1. "Ouverture zum Schauspiel : ' Jo-
hann von Finnland ' ; fur grosses Or-
chester und Extra Harmonie-Tafel-
musik;...No. 2...[1]833." i, f . 1.

2-4. March in D (in score), and Andante
and Grave (in parts) ; from ' ' Ha-
drian." i, fi. 25b-29 ; ii, ff . 26-41.

5-13. Five Entr'actes, three Marches,
and a Romance, " Geheimnissvolle
Wiiste" (in Act iii); from " Mar-
pha." i, f. 30.

14. "Quintette nell {sic) Ballo, 'Paul
et Virginie.' " i, ff. 101-116b.


Additional 31451, fF. 1, 89.

Paper; after 1833 (watermark). Obloug folio. The MS. also contains an
Ode (above, p. 228).

Dramatic Music by Henry Purcell, said to be transcribed by
Edward Taylor. Gresham Professor of Music.

1. An Opera ["Dido and ^neas," 1680]; with accompaniments
for instruments, in score. Exactly similar to the copies in Add.
15979 and 31450. ff. 1-64.

2. " ' A Fool's Preferment,' or ' The Three Dukes of Dunstable ' :
a comedy. . .by Mr. Thos. D'Urfey." It consists of seven songs with
a figured bass, most of them sung by "Mr. [William] Mo[u]ntfort" ;
and contains all the music in the 1688 edition, except the dialogue by
Jockey and Jenny in Act iv. ff. 89-95.

Additional 27727.

Paper ; H. 198. a.d. 1834. Oblong folio.

U (

Manfred.' Performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden
[1836 (?)]. Composed by Henry R. Bishop, 1834." Autograph. The
symphonies and accompaniments are written for drums, trombones,
trumpets, horns, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, cymbals, harp,
ophicleide, and strings. In score. Characters : Six Spirits, Manfred,
Nemesis, Ashtaroth, etc. ; with Choruses of Witches and Spirits.

Additional 27728.

Paper ; f!. 100. a.d. 1834. Oblong folio.

" ' Rural Felicity ' : Operatic Comedy in two Acts. Composed by
Henry R. Bishop. First Performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket,
June 9th, 1834. The Poetry by J. Buckstone, 1834." Autograph.
The symphonies and accompaniments are wi'itten for drums, trumpets,
horns, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, guitar, and strings. In score.
Characters : Layton, Cecilia, and Harriet.

Additional 30918-30920.

Paper ; ff. 217, 222, 220. About 1834. Oblong folio.

" Un' Avventura di Scaramuccia " : Comic Opera in 2 Acts, with
preludio, symphonies, and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets,
bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, serpent (cimbasso, gimbasso, or
serpan), drums, strings, and a figured bass for pianoforte, in score,
by L. Ricci [1834]. In three volumes. The present copy appears to
have been arranged for a performance in England. There ai'e gaps in
vol. i, before ff. 101, 171. Characters : Tommaso, Domenico, Scara-
muccia, Lelio, Sandrina, il Contino, Elena, uno Stafliere, San Valier ;
with Chorus of Comedians, etc.



Additional 32383, fF. 1, 108.

Paper; a.d. 183i, etc. Oblong folio. See also uuder Anthems (vol. i, p. 113).
Two NUMBERS from Operas, in .score.

1. Scena, consisting of aria (Pamira)
with chorus, " Di ostili Tende " ;
written by "[Sir] M[ichael] Costa,"
for Giulia Grisi, to be sung in
Rossini's " L' Assedio di Corinto," at
the revival of that work (formerly
known as " ]\Iaometto Secondo ") at
the King's Theatre in 1834. It has
accompaniments for ottavino, flute,
oboe, clarinets, horns, trumpets,

bassoons, trombones, ophicleide,
strings, and drums, in full score. In
the keys of Db and C. Autogra'ph.
ff. 1-18.

, "Vadasi via di qua": trio [from
"L'Isola del piacere," about 1792],
by Vicente IMartin y Solar ; with
additional vocal and instrumental
parts by Costa, and in his mitograph.
In full score, f. 108.

Additional 33802-33805.

Paper ; ff. 257, 330, 260, 301 . About 1834. Oblong folio and folio. Presented
by Mrs. Augustus Walter Arnold.

" NouR.TAHAD," or " Illusion " ; by Edward James Loder. Performed
for the first time at the English Opera House [Lyceum] July 21st,
1834. In four volumes. Vol. i contains the pianoforte part, with
a printed copy (f. 84) of the air, " Let us wander by the fountain,"
the part of Zulima, and the chorus parts ; vol. ii, the strings ; vol. iii,
the flutes (ottavino, etc.), oboes, trumpets, trombones, drums, bass-
drums, cymbals, and triangle ; vol. iv, the clarinets, horns, bassoons,
serpent, and harp. Characters : Nourjahad (Heni-y Phillips), a
Genius, Mandane, Zulima (Miss Emma Romer), Hasem, Shemzeddin ;
with Choruses of Slaves, Attendants, Houris, etc.

Additional 33806-33809.

Paper; ff. 171, 219, 193, 251. About 1834,
Presented by Mrs. Augustus Walter Arnold.

1838. Oblong folio and folio.

Portions of two works written for the English Opera House
[Lyceum]. In four volumes.

33806. 1. The pianoforte part of the
Incidental ]\Iusic to " ' Genevieve,' or
' The Maid of Switzerland,' " 1834 ;
followed by the part of Rutley and
a set of chorus parts from the same
work. " G. A. Macfarren." The
music consists of an introduction
and chorus, beg. (f. 3b) "Brightly
glows the morning hour " ; Hen-
rique's song, beg. (f. 13) " Wine,
like riches, wins the maiden " ; and
the finale, beg. (f. 15) "Hail to this
happy day."

, The printed libretto (f. 37) of " ' Rob
of the Fen,' or ' The Daughter's Vow ' ;
first produced at the Theatre Royal,
English Opera House, July 7, 1838.
The Music adapted and arranged by
Mr. F. Romer, from ' Des Falkner's
Braut ' of [Heinrich] Marschner . . .
The Words by Mark Lemon." It is
followed by the printed pianoforte
score (f. 45), with Italian and German
words, the English being added in
MS. ; together with someof the chorus
parts (ff. 153-171b).



33807. 1. Instrumental parts (flutes,
oboes, trumpets, trombones, drums,
triangle, clarinets, horns, bassoons,
and strings) in " Genevieve." f. 1.

2. Flute, oboe, trumpet, trombone, and

drum parts of "Rob of the Fen."

33808. Clarinet, horn, and bassoon
parts of the same work.

33809. String parts of the same.

Additional 36572-36574.

Paper; ff. 220, 73, 371. About 1834-1841. Folio and oblong folio. Presented
by Mrs. Augustus Walter Arnold.

Operas, or portions of Operas, chiefly in parts, from a collection of
Operas written for the English Opei'a House. In three volumes.

36572. 1. The words of the parts
assigned to Corporal Schwartz (CI.
Gilbeigh) and Azino (Mr. Porlter) in
Balfe's " Siege of Rochelle," 29 April,
1841 ; followed by the instrumental
parts (flute, clarinet, horns, and
strings) of the ballad, "They tell i
me," in the same Opera, ff. 2-16.

2. The 2nd violin part of E. J. Loder's j
"Dice of Death" [1836], of which |
the other instrumental parts are I
contained in Add. 33801 (see below). !
ff. 21-40. j

3. The instrumental parts (horns, trom-
bones, and 1st and 2nd violins) of
H. Marschner's " Der Vampyr " I
[adapted to the English stage by

36573. 1. One of Louisa's Songs, three 1
numbers sung by Teresa, aud some j
chorus parts, from the " Dice of
Death." (See the preceding volume
and Add. 33799, f.78, above, p. 404).
n. 1-28.

2. One of Effie's songs (sung by Miss
Horton — ? afterwards Mrs. German
Reed), and the part of Henrika;

36574. The instrumental parts (flutes,
oboes, clarinets, horns, trumpets,
trombones, bassoons, drums, and
strings) of " Clari " (see preceding

William Hawes about 1834 — water-
mark]. See Add. 33811 (ff. 14-30),
for a few more instrumental parts.
ff. 41-201.
4. Opening chorus (f. 202), beg. " On the
moonlit lake"; chorus (f. 213), beg.
"Drink, my lads"; and concluding
lament (f . 216), beg. " Ulla gone " ; with
symphonies and accompaniments for
flutes (octave, etc.), oboes, clarinets,
bassoons, horns, trumpets, trom-
bones, drums, and strings, in score.
From "Snap-apple night" (water-
mark, 1836). Anonymous. Autogyaph.
(For other portions of the work, see
Add. 33816, f. 181, and Add. 33819,
f. 148, above, p. 419.)

from "Der Vampyr" (see the pre-
ceding volume ; also Add. 33810, f. 1,
and 33811, f. 1, described above, p.
411). ff. 29-56.
3. The parts of Ninnetta and Leoda
and some of the chorus parts, from
"Clari" [1823]. "[Sir] H. R.
Bishop." ff. 57-73.

volume), evidently copied for a per-
formance in 1836 (see f. 297). Charac-
ters : The Duke, Vespina, Jocoso,
Guido, Geronio, etc.

Additional 30921.

Paper ; ff. 533. About 1835. Octavo.

" II Colonello " : Opera in 2 Acts, with preludio, symphonies
and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns,
trumpets, trombones, cornetta (cornet-a-piston), strings, and a figured
bass for pianoforte, in score, by L[uigi and Federigo'?] Ricci [1835].


On f. 1 is the note " Proprieto absolue de Bernard Girard et Cie,
Naples — Cette partition est confiee .... a M. Charles de Beriot ou en
son absence a M. Louis Lablache par G[uillaume] Cottrau. Naples,
7 Mai, 1835." Characters : Michelina, Paolo, Carlo,. Ernesto, un Vivan-
diere, Adolfo, Faccenda, Gondreville, Elisa, Adela, and Dispetto ; with
Choruses of Soldiei's, etc.

Additional 32396, ff. l-37b.

Paper; about 1835. Folio. For Chamber Music in this MS., see vol. iii.

OvEUTURE to " ' Herrmannschlacht,' ou 'La ])ataille de Teuto-
bourg'"; for harps, flutes (piccolo, etc.), oboes, clarinets, bas.soons,
trumpets, ophicleide, drums, cymbals, and strings, in score, by A, H.
[J. B.] Chelard [1835].

Additional 33801, imssim.

Paper ; about 18.35, etc. Polio. Presented by Mrs. Augustus Walter Arnold.
The MS. also contains some Overtures (1st half of 19th cent.), described in
vol. iii.

Portions of English Operas.

1. Pianoforte arrangement of a Sara-
band in " [The] Queen and the Car-
dinal." " George Linley." f.l.

2. Instrumental parts (flutes, oboes,
trumpets, trombones, drums, bass-
drums, cymbals, triangle, clarinets,
horns, bassoons, and strings) of the

"Dice of Death," by E. J. Loder,
revived at the English Opera House
(Lyceum), on 9 May, 1836. (For
the 2nd violin part, see above, Add.
36572, f. 21 ; see also above, Add. 33799,
f. 78, and 36573, f. 1). ff. 98-315.

Additional 36575-36577.

Paper ; fi. 422, 341, 449. a.d. 1835. Oblong folio and folio. Presented by
Mrs. Augustus Walter Arnold.

"■ Sadak and Kalasrade," by Charles S. Packer, 1835. In three
volumes, of which vol. i contains the greater portion of the pianoforte
score, the parts of Achmet, Azim (imperfect), Sadak and Zulema
(imperfect), and most of the chorus parts ; vol. ii, the wind parts
(flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, bassoons, trumpets, trombones), and the
parts for bells, harp, and drums ; and vol. iii, the string parts. Some
of the missing vocal parts, etc., are in Add. 33810 (ff. 172-290), and
the instrumental parts to the overture, in Add. 33811 (ff. 31-133).
The principal singers in the Opera were Miss [Emma] Romer, [Henry]
Phillips, [Chai-les 1] Bland, and [John] Wilson.

Additional 31415, passim.
Paper; after 1835. Oblong octavo. See also under Madrigals (above, p. 190).
Numbers from Operas. The MS. is divided into six parts.


containing respectively 1st treble, 2nd treble, alto, 1st tenor, 2nd tenor,
and bass.

1. "Huntsman's Chorus" (a 5), beg. 2. Chorus of Prisoners, beg. "Ah, che

"What equals on earth the de- piacer " ; from "Fidelio" [1805].

light"; from " Der Freyschutz " "Beethoven." iii, f. 24 ; iv, f . 35 ;

[1821]. "Weber." ii, f.l8b; iii, v, f. 1Gb ; vi, f.32.

f. 20 ; iv, f. 25 ; v, f. 9b ; vi, f. 23. |

Additional 29325, 29326.

Paper; fl. 285, 171. a.d. 1836. Folio.

" Siege op Rochelle " : Opera in 2 Acts, with symphonies and
accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, trumpets, horns, bassoons,
trombones, serpents, drums, triangle, cymbals, bells, harp, and strings,
in score, by M. W. Balfe [1835]. Partly autograph, partly transcribed
by J. H(?). Mapleson, in 1836. In two volumes. Characters: Azino,
etc., as in " Chiara di Rosenberg," above, p. 418; with Choruses of
Soldiers, Peasants, etc.

Additional 29327, 29328.

Paper ; ff. 273, 273. a.d. 1836. Folio.

" The Maid of Artois " : Opera in 3 Acts, with overtures,
symphonies, and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, cornets-a-
piston, trumpets, horns, bassoons, trombones, ophicleide (serpentone),
triangle, drums, cymbals, gi'eat bell, harp, and .strings, in score, by
M. W. Balfe. The first Act was finished on 6th April, 1836.
Autograph. In two volumes. For agreements between Balfe and
Alfred Bunn relating to this Opera, v. Add. 29498, ft'. 1-4. Characters:
Marquis, Sans regret, Jules, Coralie, Isoline, Count Sulnier, Synnelet,
Ninka, Martin ; with Choruses (a 5, etc.) of Soldiers, Maidens, Indians,
Slaves, Sailors, etc.

Additional 32188, fif. 41-67b.

Paper; A.D. 1836. Folio. See also under Songs (1822), below.

Finale to Act v of Auber's " Die Ballnacht " (not the same as
" Gustave III "), composed by [J. N.] Hummel in 1836 ; for solo voices
(Elisa, Zapolga, Herzog, Turanicz, Aradiz), with accompaniments for
flutes, piccolo, oboes, clarinets, horns, bassoons, and strings, in score, with
an additional score for trombones, trumpets, and drums. Autograph.

Additional 32669, passim.

Paper ; about 1836 (watermark)-1843. Oblong quarto. See also under Songs
(1837), below, and under Sketch-books (1836-1843), etc., in vol. iii.

Sketch-book of Musical compositions by Michael William Balfe,
containing chiefly fragments of Operas.

1. " Stretta (sc. Stretto), per finale." 2. "Tu devi scendere " ; from an
f . 3b, I Opera in which one of the charac-



ters appears to be Costantino. f. 4b.

3. "Ah, chi sa se il ciel per noi."
[Prom " Elfrida," 1840.] f. 5.

4. " Dio di bonta, confortami." f. 5b.

5. Ballad (f. 5b), beg. " Torn from all I
loved," Finale (f. G), and Dead March
(f. Gb), etc. ; from " Catherine Grey."

G. "Farewell! All good wishes go
with him." f. 7b.

7. " Ho bisogno di denari," and Intro-
duction to Act i ; from "Donne
Allegre" (sc. " Falstaff," 1838). f . 9.

8. "When other lips." Different from
the melody published to those words
in "The Bohemian Girl," 1843.

9. "The home of my fathers." f. 10
(see also f. 14).

10. " My heart will break." f. 10b.

11. "Yes, well I remember." f. 12.

12. "Bring the cup" (f. 12b) ; duet
(f. 13), beg. "Badet, captivating
Badet " ; "Oh, ecstasy " (f. 14) ; " Be
this helm with laurel braided "
(f. 14b), etc. [From "Joan of Arc,"

13. " Stretto for concerted piece," and
"Merily (sic), archers, draw your
shafts." f . 15b.

14. "O'er the blue wave"; dated
" Cork, August 11th, [18]38." f. 19b.

15. " Oh, hast thou then proved false."
f . 19b.

16. " To lift the veil, fair Lady." f. 22b.

17. "A Peri once was over vain":
cavatiua buffa. f. 23b.

18. "Hither I sail"; apparently sung
by a character named Zaphiue.
f . 24b.

19. "Down in the inmost Caves of
Earth," etc. f. 25.

20. Two cavatinas for Rubini ; probably
intended to be sung in "Elfrida."
ff.2Gb, 27.

21. " Oh, if there were one gentle eye " :
cavatina for [M""^] Albertazzi. ff . 27b.

22. " 'Tis sad to leave your fatherland,"

and duet, beg. " Comrade, your
hand." [From " The Bohemian
Girl," 1841 ?] f. 28.

23. Melody in A (f time) from "[La]
Bohemienne," b)' which name Balfe
originally intended to call his Opera,
f . 29b.

24. " lo son vecchio " : aria buffa.
f . 30.

25. " You ask me to forget thee " (sic) :
ballad, f. 31b.

26. Sketches for a " new Opera,
' Adelwina.' " Characters : Ernest,
Adelwina, Count and Countess,
Moritz, Basil, Adrian, etc. ff. 32b-49.

27. "I saw her in childhood": ballad,
f. 50.

28. "'Tis sad to leave your fatherland "
(cf. no. 22, above), and trio, beg.
"Through the world wilt thou fly" ;
from " The Bohemian Girl." f. 51.

29. A fragment from " Elfrida." f. 51b.

30. "Yes, to-morrow. . . But, Norah."

31. "A heart that once hath loved"
[from "The Maid of Artois," 18.36].

32. Some more sketches for ' ' Adelwina."
ff. 53-60.

33. "When the fair land of Poland,"
etc.; from "The Bohemian Girl."
ff. GOb-62.

34. Overture in G, begun at Exeter,
24 April, 1840, and ended at Ply-
mouth, 8 May, 1840. ff. 63-93b.

35. Sketches for " Koelanthe," after-
wards [1840] published as " Keo-
lanthe." Characters : Devil, Andrea,
Filippo, Ombrastro, High Priest,
Koelanthe. ff . 94-109.

36. "Oh cielo La Duchessa."

[? From " Elfrida."] f. 109b.

.37. " Chorus [of] conspirators." f. 112b.
38. " C'est bien ici . . . Un Roi pent

faire sentinelle" [from "Le puits

d'amour," 184:3]. f. 113b.

Additional 33306, 33307.

Paper ; ff . 365, 227. About 1836. Oblong folio.

"Lo ScoMPiGLio Teatrale : Draiuma Buffo In due Atti. . .da [John
Fane] Lord Burghersh [Uth Earl of We.stmorland, 1841]"; with



symphonies and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns,
trumpets, bassoons, trombones, drums, guitar, and strings, and a
figured bass (in the recitatives) for pianoforte, in score. Partly
autograph. The Opera was first performed in 1836. In two volumes.
Characters : Fallito, Sospiro, Delirio, Impresario, Porporina, Ritornello,
Smorfiosa, and Corallina.

Additional 32670, passim.

Paper ; a.d. 1836-1843. Oblong quarto. See also under Songs (below), and
under Sketch-books, etc., in vol. iii.

Fragments of Operas, from a sketch-book of musical compositions
by Michael William Balfe.

1. Terzetto and finale to " Adelwina."
ff. 1, 2.

2. A melodramatic scene, beg. "A
wither'd flower." f. 2b.

3. "Oh, Extacy." [From "Joan of
Arc," 1837.] f. 3.

4. End of a chorus, apparentl)- beg.
"Happy." f. 4.

5. Finale to "Keolanthe." f . 5.

G. " What gilds our days with brightest
joy " ; from " Lovers' opera." Charac-
ters : Zuleica, etc. f. 5b.

7. Allegro vivace ; for a finale, f. Cb.

8. Duet, beg. " Moriamo." f. 7b.

9. A " Gabaletta," or cabaletta, for
Rubini, beg. "Ciel, che tento io."
This and no. 11 were probably
intended for " Elfrida " [1841 ?]. f. 8.

10. Fragment of " Keolanthe." f. Bb.

11. A cabaletta for Tamburini, beg.
"Ah, s' io potessi." f.9.

12. Entr'acte, f. 10.

13. Duet from " K[e]olanthe." f. 11.

14. Dances in " Keolanthe." f. 13.

15. Sketches of the Introduction and
numerous other pieces in "Elfrida."
Characters: Fleming (?), Etelvaldo,
il Duca, Caterina, La Duchessa,
Huntsmen, etc. ff. 13b-38 iKissim.

16. "Orgia," beg. "Le vin, le jeu."
[From "Le puits d'amour," 1843.]
ff. 38b, 39.

17. "Pass the grog." f.40.

18. Prayer after " Orgie " (see above,
no.l6),beg. "Sainte Madame." f.40b.

19. "Tristo poter del soglio" [?from
"Elfrida"]. f . 42b.

20. Duet, beg. "Compter sur la con-
stance d'un matelot." [From " Le
puits d'amour."] f. 43.

21. "The Young Trovatore." f. 45b.

22. " Love's throbbing music." f. 47.

Egerton 2740.

Paper ; ff. 370. a.d. 1836-1868. Folio.

Overtures and other pieces, apparently all from Operas, by Michael
William Balfe, almost entirely autograph. With the exception of no. 5,
they are in full score, the instrumental portions being written for
flutes (ottavino, etc.), oboes, clarinets, trumpets, horns, bassoons, trom-
bones, drums (including occasionally tamburo militare), cymbals (not
indicated in no. 1), ophicleide, and strings. Other instruments occa-
sionally employed are mentioned below.

. Recit. and romance (Jules), beg.
"My soul is one unbroken sigh."
f. 1 ; — Scena cavatina (Isoline, with
chorus of ladies), beg. "The heart
that once hath fondly teem'd with

hopes." f. 8; — Duet (Isoline and
Marquis), beg. "Oh, why should I
weep." f . 24 ; — and the Finale to Act i,
beg. "My bosom with hope that hath
bounded." f. 34. Prom " The Maid



of Artois" [1836], but differing widely
from the corresponding numbers in
Add. 29.327 (above, p. 425). Only the
instrumental part of the score appears
to be autograph.
5, 6. Overture (differing from that in
the published score), and aria with
chorus (Ford, etc.), beg. " Che mai
vedo " ; with cornets, etc. [Prom
"Falstaff," 1838 — c/. Add. 29334,
below.] ff. 40, 74.

7. "Pas de cinque" {sic), written for
Act ii of "Der Mulatto" {sc. "The
Bondman," see Add. 29346, 29347,
below), but not published; dated
Berlin, 20 Jan. 1850. f. 101.

8. Overture in D, 1850. f. 124.

9. Pianoforte score of "Finale 2do "
[iu "Pittore e Duca," 1855]. Cha-
racters : Olivia, Ines, Moro, Vargas,
and il Duca ; with Chorus of Ladies
and Judges. Copij. i. 154.

10. Overture iu C ; Paris, 8 Dec. 1856.
f. 194.

11. Overture to "Bianca, the Bravo's
Bride " : a Romantic Opera in four
Acts — "First produced at the Royal
English Opera, Covent Garden, in
1860" {v. Add. 29356, 29357, below).

12. Overture to " La fiUe de St Marc " ;
dated Paris, 8 IMay, 1868. It varies

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