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Six Ballads on Humours of the Town (Cramer)-OB/BSN or EH/BSN

Composer: Carey, Henry

Publisher: TrevCo

Edition: 1183


Six Ballads on the Humours of the Town
for oboe (or English horn), and bassoon
by Henry Carey (1687-1743)- English poet, dramatist and song-writer
1. Polly Peachum- to the tune of Sally in the Alley
2. The Provoked Husband
3. Carey's Wish
4. The Maid's Petition
5. On the Prospect of Peace
6. The Memorable Ballad of Unfortunate Phyllis: The Fair Maid of Preston in Lancashire
This set includes modern engraving of the six (short and easy) tunes and facsimile pages with original words and music for all six ballads. There is a 2-page bio with introductory comments. May be performed with keyboard (harpsichord) and/or voice, both of which are optional. There are two scores included, with parts for oboe, English horn, and bassoon all present.