Songs in the English language, a collection of printed music from England, Ireland and Scotland, is now cataloged and available for research.
The gift of emeritus professor John Milton Ward, these English-language songs were published in London, Dublin, Glasgow and Edinburgh between 1675 and 1870. There are ballads, popular songs, romances, pastorals, patriotic songs, hunting songs, bawdy songs, sea songs, political songs, and music from theaters and pleasure gardens. Most of the pieces carry the name of their composer and many also identify the singer who first made the song famous as well as where it was sung.
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