Further Reading and Music Sources   

(as at 30.9.2019)

Further Reading

Axon, William E. A.

The Annals of Manchester: A Chronological Record from the Earliest Times to the End of 1885 (Manchester: John Heywood, 1886), pp. 83–85.

 Best, Terence (ed.)

Handel Collections and their History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993).

 Burchell, Jennifer

‘Polite or Commercial Concerts? Concert Management and Orchestral Repertoire in Edinburgh, Bath, Oxford, Manchester and Newcastle,    1730-1799’ (New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1996), Chapter V, ‘Manchester and Newcastle’pp. 243-302.

 Burney, Charles

A General History of Music from the Earliest Period to the Present Day (London: 1787), ed. Frank Mercer, 2 vols (1935, repr. New York: Dover Publications, 1957).

 Burrows, Donald

Ronish, Martha J.

A Catalogue of Handel’s Musical Autographs (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994).

 Caldwell, John

The Oxford History of English Music Volume 2: c.1715 to the Present Day (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999).

 Castellani, Marcelo

C. Tessarini, XII Sonate per Flute traversie, Introduction (Florence: SPES, 1986).

Croston, James

‘The Late John Harland, F, S. A.: A Memoir and a Biographical List of his works’, The Reliquary Quarterly Archaeological Journal and Review (October, 1868).

Catalogue of his [J. Harland] Library 

[copy/draft of Index to J.H.’s Library, Manchester Central Library, G.MS.019.2.Ha3]

DeSimone, Alison

 Musical Migration: The European Impact of Corelli’s Op. 6

(University of Missouri-Kansas City: see A-R Online Music Anthology).

 Drage, Sally

‘The Wainwright Family: A Reappraisal — Part 1’,Manchester Sounds, iii (2002), pp. 91–106.

 Dunning, Albert

‘Some Notes on the Biography of Carlo Tessarini and his Musical Grammar’, Studien zur Musikwissenschaft, 25,Festschrift für E. Schenk, ed. O. Wessely (Graz: Böhlhaus, 1962), pp. 115–122.

 Earwaker, J. P. 

‘Manchester and the Rebellion of 1745’ (The Diary of one of the constables of Manchester in 1745). Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society Transactions, 1889 (Manchester: Manchester Press Company Ltd., 1890).

 Ebsworth, David 


 Everett, Paul J.

 The Manchester Concerto Partbooks, 2 vols (New York: Garland Publishing, 1989).

‘A Roman concerto repertory: Ottoboni's “what not”?’,Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association, cx (1983–1984), pp. 62–78.

‘Italian source-studies and Handel’, in Best 1993, pp. 227–37.

Goodall, Richard

Eighteenth-Century Secular Cantatas (New York: Garland Publishing, 1989), pp. 155–7.

 Gribble, Rebecca

Eighteenth century Musicians: From Artisans to Gentleman


Griffith, T. Merion

‘John Wainwright (1723–1768)’ unpublished paper to be read before the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, 1972.

[Manchester Central Library, Manchester Archives and Local Studies, C26/1/1]

 Harland, John

‘Manchester concerts in 1744’, Collectanea Relating to Manchester and its Neighbourhood at Various Periods. VolII, Remains Historical and Literary Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester, lxxii (1867), pp. 66–77. (Manchester: The Chetham Society, 1867).

[first published in the Manchester Guardian, 1844]

 J.G. [Rupert Charles] Jarvis

‘The Rebellion of 1745: the passage through Lancashire from contemporary news-sheets’, Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society Transactions, lvi (1941–2), pp. 123–51.

Collected Papers on the Jacobite Risings,  2 vols

(Manchester: Manchester University Press; New York: Barnes & Noble, 1971).


‘Manchester in the Forty’, The Manchester Review, viii 1(957­–58), pp.181–186. 

[“A letter from an Eye-witness”,  Richard Lluellyn. Commentary afterwards from Rupert C. Jarvis]

‘The Jacobite Occupation of Manchester in 1745’ 

Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society Transactions, Vols 75 & 76 (1965­­–6), pp. 164–171.

 Johnstone, H. Diack, and Fiske, Roger (eds)

Music in Britain: The Eighteenth Century (Oxford: Blackwell Reference, 1990).

 Goodmann, Roy

Handel Concerti Grossi, The Brandenburg Consort, CD Hyperion CDH55075 (1992).

 Jones, David Wyn (ed.)

Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001).

 Kennedy, Michael

‘Manchester before Hallé’, Manchester Sounds, i (2000), pp. 5–11.

Kidson, Frank

British Music Publishers, printers and engravers (London: W.E. Hill & Sons, 1990).

King, A. Hyatt

Some British Collectors of Music c. 1600–1960 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1963).

 Lasocki, David

‘New light on eighteenth-century English woodwind makers from newspaper advertisements’, Galpin Society Journal, lxiii (2010), pp. 73–142.

Lincoln, Stoddard (ed.)

Richard Jones, Suits or Setts of Lessons for the Harpsichord or Spinnet, Le Pupitre 49 (Paris: Heugel, 1974).

Lynan, Peter (ed.)

English Keyboard Concertos 1740–1815, Musica Britanica94 (London: Stainer & Bell, 2013), Preface. 

 Parkinson, Richard (ed.)

‘The Journal of Elizabeth Byrom in 1745’, Vol. II. Part II, The Remains of John Byrom, ed. Richard Parkinson.(Manchester:Chetham Society, 1857).

 Pickering, Jennifer

Music in the British Isles 1700–1800: A Bibliography of Literature (Edinburgh: Burden and Cholij, 1990).

Platt, Richard

‘Humphries, John’, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London: Macmillan, 2/2001).


‘New light on Richard Mudge, 1718–63: some aspects of social status and amateur music-making’, Early Music, xxviii/4 (11/2000), pp. 531–45.

 Ray, James

A Compleat History of the Rebellion, from its First Rise in 1745 to its Total Suppression at the Glorious Battle of Culloden, in April, 1746 (Manchester: R. Whitworth, [n.d.]).

 Read, Donald

‘John Harland: The Father of Provincial Reporting’,Manchester Review, viii (1958), pp. 205–12. 

[revised from Manchester Guardian, 4 Sept. 1957]

 Redlich, Hans F.

‘The oboes in Handel’s Op.6’, The Musical Times, cix/1504 (6/1968), pp. 530–1.

Rice, Paul E.

The Solo Cantata in Eighteenth-Century Britain: An Annotated Catalog (Michigan: Harmonie Park Press, 2003), 

pp. 238­–42.

 Roberts, John H.

‘The Aylesford Collection’, in Best 1993, pp. 39–85.


[Handel Op. 4 Organ concertos]

 Sadie, Stanley

‘Concert Life in Eighteenth Century England’,

Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association, lxxxv (1958– 1959), pp. 17–30.

Salvetti, Guido

‘Boni, Gaetono’, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London: Macmillan, 2/2001).

 Slade, Roger


 Smith, William and Humphries, Charles

A Bibliography of the Musical Works Published by the Firm of John W.C. Walsh, 1721–1766 (London: The Bibliographical Society, 1968).

Smith, William

Handel, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Early Editions (New York: Barnes & Noble, 1970).

Smith, Ruth

‘The achievements of Charles Jennens (1700–1773)’, Music & Letters, lxx/2 (5/1989), pp. 161–90.

Sterling, Jane

The Jacobite Rebellions in Lancashire (Clapham, Yorkshire: Dalesman Books, 1973). Chapter 2.

 Swindells, Thomas

Manchester Streets and Manchester Men, first series 1906, (Manchester: Cornish Ltd.). [Mpl Local Studies, 942739 S184A].

 Talbot, Michael

‘Some overlooked MSS in Manchester’, The Musical Times cxv (1974), pp. 942–4.

‘Discovering Vivaldi’s Manchester Sonatas’, Manchester Sounds, vii (2007–8), pp. 185–93.

 Walker, Arthur D.

George Frideric Handel: The Newman Flower Collection in the Henry Watson Library: a Catalogue dividing and shelf-marking, I The Aylesford Collection, II Printed music, III Libretti, IV Index of Handel’s works, V General index (incl. non-Handelian items). (Manchester: Manchester Public Libraries, 1972).

Wollenberg, Susan and Simon McVeigh (eds)

Concert Life in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004).

Music Sources              


Alberti, Giuseppe Matteo


Harmonia Mundi, 2nd Collection Vivaldi, Tessarini, Albinoni, Alberti... Concerto I, a 3 Violini Alto Viola Basso e Basso Continuo(London: Walsh, 1728). 

[concordant with Ottoboni collection, P. Everett (1989) No. 66]


XII Sinfonie a Quatro, due Violini, Alto, Organo e Violoncello Op.2 Book 1(London: Walsh, ca. 1727).                                                

Boni, Pietro Giuseppe Gaetano


Solos for a German Flute, a Hoboy or Violin with a Through Bass for the Harpsichord or Bass Violin(London: Walsh, ca. 1730).                                                         


Castrucci, Pietro


Concerti Grossi,on due Violini e Violoncello obbligati di Concertino e con due Violini, Viola, e Basso di Concerto grosso Opera Terza (London: Walsh ca. 1738).


Cesarini, Carlo Francesco

(ca. 1666–1741)


Cantata a 2 con Sinfonia e oboè, La Rosa e il Gelsomino  (London: Walsh, n.d.). [Mpl ms Q544Cj71]


Corelli, Arcangelo


Opera Prima, XII Sonatas of three parts fort wo Violins and a bass with a Through Bass for ye Organ Harpsichord or Arch Lute(London: Walsh ca. 1730). 


Opera Secunda, XII Sonatas of three parts fort wo Violins ans a bass with a Through Bass for ye Organ Harpsichord or Arch Lute(London: Walsh ca. 1730). 


Sonate a Violino e Violino o Cimbalo da Arcangelo Corelli da Fusignano Opera Quinta Parte Prima (London: Benjamin Cooke, 1728/1732).


Sonatas for Violin and Continuo Op.5, facsimile (Courlay: Fuzeau, 1999).

[includes the Manchester MS with ornaments]


Concerti grossi con 2 violini & violoncello di concertino, obligate & 2 altra violini, violo & basso, di concerto grosso ad arbitrio, che si potranno radoppiare. Op. 6.

(Amsterdam: E. Roger, 1714).


Concerti grossi con 2 violini & violoncello di concertino obligati & 2 altra violini, viola & basso di concerto grosso ad arbitrio, che si potranno radoppiare. Op. 6 (London: Walsh, 1715). 


Eccles, John



The Judgment of Paris (London: Walsh and Hare, [1702]).


Felton, William


English Keyboard Concertos 1740–1815, ed. P. Lynam, Musica Britanica 94 (London: Stainer & Bell, 2013). 


Six Concerto’s for the organ or harpsichord with instrumental Parts Compos’d by Mr. William Felton (London: John Johnson, 1744). 

[keyboard and oboe 1 parts missing] 


Geminiani, Francesco 



 Concerti grossi con 2 violini, viola e violoncello e basso di concerto grosso da Francesco Geminiani Opera Terza , composti delli 6 soli della prima parte dell' Op. 5 d'Arcangelo Corelli (London: Walsh, ca. 1735).



Concerti grossi con 2 violini, viola e violoncello e basso di concerto grosso da Francesco Geminiani Opera Terza , composti delli 6 soli della 2a parte del Op. 5 d'Arcangelo Corelli (London: Walsh, ca. 1733).


Greene, Maurice


Spenser's Amoretti (London: Walsh, 1739)



A Cantata and 4 English songs Set to Musick by Dr. Greene (London: Walsh, 1741–2).


The Chaplet, being a collection of twelve English songs (London: Walsh, 1738).



Handel, George Frideric


Alcina Overture arranged for Keyboard (Aylesford MSS. Vol 26,Mpl MS 130Hd4).



Alcina, an Opera as it is Perform'd at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden... [full score] (London: Walsh, ca. 1737).



Flavio Overture (Aylesford MSS Vol. 128, Mpl, MS130Hd4).


Handel’s celebrated Water Musick compleat. Set for the Harpsichord. To which is added two favorite Minuets, with Variations for the Harpsichord, by Geminiani. (London: Walsh, ca. 1732).


Six Overtures, fitted to the harpsichord or spinnet, viz Ariadne, Orlando, Sosarmes, Aetius, Porus, Esther; being all proper pieces for ye improvement of the hand on the harpsichord or spinet (London: Walsh, 1734).


Six Overtures fitted to the harpsichord or spinnet viz. Justin, Arminius, Atalanta, Alcina, Ariodante, Pastor fido 2d.; being all proper pieces for the improvement of the hand on the harpsichord or spinet  (London: Walsh, ca. 1737).


The most celebrated songs in the oratorio call’d Queen Esther (London: Walsh, ca. 1732).


The favourite songs in the Opera call’d Alcina compos’d by Mr. Handel (London: Walsh, 1736–7). 


Twenty Overtures in Authentic. Keyboard Arrangements, ed. T. Best (London: Novello, 1985–6).


Hasse, Johann Adolph


L’Inciampo Cantata Solo voice & bc 

(Mpl MS 130Hd4v.314).


Solos for two German Flutes or two Violins and a Bass. [Op. 1] (London: Walsh, ca.1739).


Solos for a German Flute or Violin with a Through Bass for the Harpsichord or Violoncello. Opera Seconda (London: Walsh, ca. 1740).



Six Concertos for Violins, French horns or hoboys etc. with a Through Bass for ye Harpsichord or Violoncello. Opera Quarta (London: Walsh, [1741]).


Concertos in Six parts for a German Flute,to violins, a tenor, with a Through Bass for the Harpsihcord or Violoncello.Opera Terza (London: Walsh, 1741) 


Six Solos for a German Flute or Violin with a Through Bass for the Harpsichord or Violoncello. Opera Quinta. (London: Walsh, ca. 1744).


Hayden, George


Three Cantatas Compos’d by Mr. G. Hayden  (London: Walsh, 1731).

[Martillo, Thyrsis, Neptune and Amymone]


Howard, Samuel


The Overture, Act Tunes and Songs in the Entertainment call’d Amorous Goddess. (London: Walsh, ca. 1744).


Humphries, John

(ca. 1707–ca. 1740)

Six Solos for a Violin & Base with a through Base for the Harpsichord, etc. (London: author, 1726).


XII Concertos in Seven Parts … Opera seconda, (London: Cooke, 1741).


XII Concertos in Seven Parts … Opera Terza. Engrav’d and Corrected from ye Original Score(London: Cooke, 1741).


Jones, Richard


Suits or Setts of Lessons for the Harpsichord  or Spinnet (London: Walsh, [1732]).


Pepush, John Christoph



Six English Cantatas Book 1 and Book 2 (London: Young, n.d.).

Prelleur, Peter



The Modern Musick-Master or the Universal Musician

(London: Walsh, 1731).         

Reading, John


‘Readings Book of Lessons for the Harpsicord [sic.] (Mpl MS 710.5 Rf31).


Tessarini, Carlo


XII sonate a flauto traverso solo con il basso (Amsterdam: Le Cène, 1736–1737).


Concerto a Cinque con 3 Violini, Violetta, Violoncello ò Basso Continuo. Op. 1 (London: [Walsh] sold by J. Young, 1725).


Concerto a cinque Flaute Travers Violino Primo, Violino Secundo, Violetta e Bassus Continuo….

(Florence SPES facsimile edition, 1986). [Landesbibliothek Schwerin, MS 5414].


Harmonia Mundi, 2nd Collection… Vivaldi, Tessarini, Albinoni, Alberti… Concerto VI, a 3 Violini, Alto Viola, Basso e Basso Continuo (London: Walsh, 1728).


Vivaldi, Antonio


L’estro armonico Opus 3 (Amsterdam: Estienne Roger, 1711).

[anonymous keyboard arrangement of Concerto No.5 in ‘Ann Dawson’s Book’, early 18th-century MS, Mpl Henry Watson Music Library, BR MS 710 5C R7I  DS]