Edwin Macadam
Help with tracing tunes, please
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:19am
212.139.92.69

Trying to help Steve Marini in tracing the last few unrecognised items in the American Cashaway manuscript he described at an earlier WGMA meeting. Dated pre-1770, the contents, especially the Gamut, are based on English books of the time which found their way to America, and the music is both English and American. We should be grateful if anyone can suggest composers and/or sources for the following tunes:

Abbreviations used:
xxx unknown notes lost at edges of ms, etc
u=up, d=down, placed before notes
rest, # and nat placed before notes
:S: - Segno
// - double bar

Psalm 111th (LM)
C ma
Time: 2/2 [probably Cut Common page torn]
Air only
11d7(u1)211(2)d7u1 //
321d7u2365 //
1232(1)d7(6)7(#5)6 //
u3(2)1(d5)u1(2)d7u1(2)3(4)21 //


Psalm 39th (CM)
G mi
Time: Cut Common
Air only
13532112 //
234543 //
546524(3)2(1)2 //
5(4)3(2)14(3)21 //


Psalm 67th (SM)
G ma
Time: 3/2
Air only
123345543 //
32345x //
345654321d7 //
u543321 //


Psalm 132nd (CM)
G ma
Time: 3/2
Air only
1?(2)3(1)55(3)6543 //
3333x3 //
:S: 36(54)34(32)55(43)23(21) //
xx(21)23(45)d5u1 // :S:


Psalm 108th (DCM)
G ma
Time: 3/4.
Air only
13254321 //
[rest]1d65u12x //
12353432 //
[rest]2354(3)xx //
12353(21)d5u1 //
[rest] 1534(3)xx //
21d7u15432 //
2534(3)xx //


Sylvan Oracle (Sevens)
D ma (ie 2#)
Time: Cut Common (2/2)
Air only. (Air starts and ends on A)
Words unknown
567u21d65 //
7676u212 //
421d7655 //
567u71(d7)65 //
If intended to be in A major, the incipits will start 1235421.


Dutch Hymn (D? xxx)
A ma
Time: 3/2
Air only
Words: unknown
11123421 //
1345523 //
43455234 //
43213421 //


Chorus of Hallelujas
F ma
Time: C (4/4) (Crotchets) Words: Hallelujahs
21(d7)u55, 1(3)2(1)76(5), u32(1)23(4), 3#4(5)nat43(2), 21(d7)66, 23(4)5(6)#4),
565(#4)5. //
Words: a further 9 Hallelujahs
5234, 56(4)2(1)d7, u565(4)5, 4(3)4#3(2)3, 32(1)21(d7), 1(3)2(1)d77, 54(3)22, 43(2)3(2)1, 2(4)3(2)21. //


Another such Chorus, set in 2 separate parts
A ma
Time: 2/4 (crotchets) Words: Hallelujas

Treble:
3(21u54323)43(2)1, 3(21u54323)43(2)1, 5(4354324)32(1)2d5, 5(4354324)3(213)2d5. //
1(23d67u1234d7u1234512345)655, 5554(3), 4443(2), 3(2165)4(32)1, 5554(3), 4443(2), 3(2165)4(3)21. //

Tenor:
1d5u32(1), d7(u1)21d5, u1d5u32(1), d7(u1)21d5. //
3(21321d7327(6)7(6)5, 3(21321d7327(6)7(6)5, [xx]1d7(6), 6u223(d7), 7u332(1), 23(4)33, 3332(1), 2221(7), u1(2343)2(1)d7u1, 3332(1), 2221(d7), u1(2343)2(1d7)1. //


Canon in Unison or Canon of Three in One
G major
Time:
Words: Hallelujah, etc
First Strain: 11d55, 56u1d5, u1d7u1d6, u1d4u1d5, 56u1d5, 6u1d5u1. //
Second Strain: 1352, 5432, 3456, 5432, 5432, 4321. //
Third Strain presumably lost.


Many thanks!!



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