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OLD TUNES – WHEN THE KING ENJOYS….


WHEN THE KING ENJOYS HIS OWN AGAIN. BY MARTIN PARKER. It is with particular pleasure that the editor is enabled to restore to the public the original words of the most famous and popular air ever heard of in this country. Invented to support the declining interest of the royal martyr, it served afterward, with more success, to keep up … Continue reading


OLD TUNES – RULE BRITANNIA


RULE BRITANNIA. “Smile America.” The music was composed by Dr. Thomas Augustine Arne for his masque of Alfred (some sources say the opera was The Judgement o’ Paris),* first performed as the end of an entertainment before Frederick, Prince of Wales, at Clivedon House, near Maidenhead, August, 1740, under the title “When Britain First.” The opera was revived in 1759 … Continue reading


OLD TUNES – ROSLIN CASTLE


The air to Roslin Castle was wrongly attributed to James Oswald. Although it appears in his collection (1752) as Roseland Castle,* it is not marked as his tune.

It had appeared in a 1746 collection by William McGibbon as The House of Glams.**

The words were written by Richard Hewitt of Cumberland, who died in 1764. Hewitt was employed as … Continue reading


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