BISHOP, Sir Henry Rowley. 16553

£45

Description

Autograph Letter Signed, to the Revd. H.C.Coxe, thanking him for the Songs, discussing the melodies of some of the songs already published. 2¼ pages, in good condition. London, 5 April 1852. Sir Henry Rowley Bishop (1786-1855), composer. “Northumberland must be rich in such Airs. Indeed, the Border Melodies, though approaching in feature to the Scotch, have nevertheless a character quite their own. One of the Airs you have favoured me with, ‘The Snow fell fast’, we have already published; it being the second Air in the first number of our Series. It is the old tune of ‘The Vicar of Bray’ …”