A select collection of original Irish airs for the voice

united to characteristic English poetry written for this work. With symphonies & accompaniments for the piano forte, violin, & violoncello /
composed by Beethoven. ... Vol. [I-II].
[music] :
Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827.
Contributors: Thomson, Mr. (George), 1757-1851.
Format: Musical Score Book
Published / Created: London : Printed & sold by Preston ... and by G. Thomson the editor & proprietor Edinburgh, [1814?-1816]
Place Name:England -- London.
Scotland -- Edinburgh.
Notes:Sequences of engraved music interleaved with letterpress song texts but with consecutive numbering.

Score; string parts available separately.

"After the volume was printed, and some copies of it had been circulated, an opportunity occurred of sending it to Beethoven, who corrected the few inaccuracies that had escaped the notice of the editor ..."--Pref. to v. 1.

Preface to vol. 1 dated "Anno 1814"; some copies are known to exist with a shorter preface dated "March 1814", presumably the uncorrected state as sent to Beethoven, regarded by Hopkinson and Oldman as a 'proof' stage.

Vol. 1 was entered at Stationers' Hall on 10 March 1815 which may more accurately reflect the publication date of the revised issue.

Colophons have the imprint of J. Moir, and are dated 1814 and 1816 respectively.

Vol. 1 has frontispiece ''St. Cecilia" (1814); v. 2, ''The origin of painting" (1816).

Vol. 1 contains 1 song by Haydn.

Physical description: 1 score (2 v.) : ill. ; fol.

Citations/References: Hopkinson, C. and Oldman, C.B. Thomson's collections of national song (Edinburgh Bibliographical Society Transactions, v. 2, pt. 1 (1940)), p. 22-23

Citations/References: McCue, K.C. George Thomson (1757-1851) : his collections of national airs in their Scottish cultural context (Oxford University, D. Phil. thesis, 1993), p. 314

Call Number View In Collection NLI Holdings
JM 4635
Manuscripts Reading Room
Access Note
Joly Vol. I-II
JM 4636
Manuscripts Reading Room
Access Note
Joly Vol. I-II
JM 4637
Manuscripts Reading Room
Access Note
Joly Vol. I-II