Incidental music. Part 3, Plays R-W, independent songs and catches / John Eccles ; edited by Alan Howard.

Eccles, John, -1735 [Browse]
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  • Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc., [2023]
  • ©2023
1 score (xxiii, 282 pages, 5 unnumbered pages of plates) : facsimiles ; 31 cm.


Writer of preface
Writer of introduction
Library of Congress genre(s)
  • For various combinations of voices and instruments; figured bass unrealized.
  • Music by John Eccles except as indicated.
  • Edited from the composer's Collection of songs for one, two, and three voices (London: John Walsh, 1704), and other sources.
  • "The works of John Eccles"--Page xvi.
  • Includes preface by Michael Burden, Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Rebecca Herissone, and Alan Howard and an introduction by Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Alan Howard, and Estelle Murphy, with critical commentary following the music for each play.
  • Foreword by Anthony Rooley.
  • "Biographical glossary": pages 275-279.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-282).
Language note
English words, also printed as texts preceding the music for each play.
Staff notation.
  • The Richmond Heiress, or, A woman once in the right / Thomas D'Urfey; songs by Henry Purcell, John Eccles, Solomon Eccles (?), and Anonymous (1695). By those pigsneys; Maiden fresh as a rose / Anonymous; Of noble race was Shinkin / Anonymous; Stubborn church division / Solomon Eccles (?); Fie, Jockey / Anonymous
  • The royal mischief / Delavrivier Manley; song by John Eccles (1696). Unguarded lies the wishing maid
  • The self-conceit, or, The mother made a property / Author unknown; Songs by John Eccles and John Church (ca. 1700-1703). Come, Phyllis, never sigh nor mourn / John Church; Oh! The mighty pow'r of love; When first to bright Maria's charms
  • The she-gallants / George Granville; songs by John Eccles; instrumental music by Gottfried Finger. Instrumental music / Gottfried Finger; So well Corinna likes the joy; While Phillis does drink
  • She ventures and he wins / "Ariadne"; songs by John Eccles (1695). Fair Belinda's youthful charms; Restless in thought; Oft have you told me; Look down, great Hymen
  • She would if she could / George Etherege; song by John Eccles (1704?); instrumental music by Matthew Locke (1668 ?), William Byron, 4th Baron Byron (1705), and Anonymous. Instrumental music / William Byron, 4th Baron Byron; Jig / Matthew Locke; She would if she could / Anonymous; To little or no purpose
  • The Spanish friar, or, The double discovery / John Dryden; songs by John Eccles (late 1690s) and Simon Pack (1680); instrumental music by Robert King (ca. 1691). Instrumental music / Robert King; Look down, ye blessed above; Farewell ungrateful traitor / Simon Pack; Silvia, how could you e'er mistrust
  • The stage-coach / George Farquhar (and Petter Motteux?); song by John Eccles (1700-1701). Let's sing of stage-coaches
  • The surprised lovers / author unknown; song by John Eccles (ca. 1696-97). When first I saw her charming face --
  • Troilus and Cressida, or, Truth found too late / John Dryden (after Shakespeare); songs by Thomas Farmer (1679) and John Eccles (1697). Can life be a blessing / Thomas Farmer; Can life be a blessing
  • The unnatural brother / Edward Filmer; song by John Eccles (1697). For you who are rid by the fury
  • The villain / Thomas Porter; song by John Eccles (1699); instrumental music by Anonymous. Dance / Anonymous; Find me a lonely cave
  • The way of the world / William Congreve; songs by John Eccles; instrumental music by John Eccles and Anonymous (1700). Instrumental music; Country dance / Anonymous; New way of the world / Anonymous; Love's but the frailty of the mind
  • Women will have their wills / Author unknown; songs by John Eccles (ca. 1698-1700). Belinda's pretty, pleasing form; Love is a god
  • Songs. Cruel Amynta; Daphne, to prove my heart is true; Fair Amoret is gone astray; If wine and music have the power; I gently touched her hand; Since art and wisdom cannot stay; Strephon, whose person every grace was careful to adorn; Trust not to oath, that subtle snare; 'Twas fancy gave Alexis charms; Would the jolly old Bacchus look sparkling and fine; Ye gentle gales that fan the air
  • Catches. Confusion to the power of Cupid; Ding dong bell; Hark! Harry, 'tis late; In seventeen hundred, and three told twice over; My man John
  • Appendix 1. Instrumental music associated with The Richmond heiress
  • Appendix 2. Dance from an unknown play
  • Appendix 3. Song from Wonders in the sun, or The kingdom of the birds (Thomas D'Urfey, 1706).
  • 9781987208566 ((paperback))
  • 1987208560 ((paperback))
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