Carr, Benjamin

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1768-09-12
Death 1831-05-24
Americans

Biographical notes:

Philadelphia composer, organist, and music publisher.

From the description of Letters to John Rowe Parker, 1818-1822. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 63615083

Composed 1799 on the death of George Washington. This arrangement 1975. First performance of this arrangement Richmond, Virginia, 1 December 1975, Richmond Sinfonia, Jacques Houtmann conductor, Sandra Ruggles soprano.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Dead march & monody (1799) / by Benjamin Carr ; arranged for soprano and small orchestra by R.D. Ward. 1975. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45205722

Song with text by Sir Walter Scott. Originally composed for voice and piano.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Ave Maria / Benjamin Carr ; edited and arranged by Philip Weston. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45205718

From the opera The Archers [or Mountaineers] of Switzerland, with libretto by William Dunlap based on Friedrich von Schiller's William Tell. First performance New York, 18 April 1796, by the Old American Company.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Why, huntress, why? : from the opera The archers / Benjamin Carr ; edited and arranged by Philip Weston. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45205717

Originally composed for piano. First published by Joseph Carr (father) in Baltimore (1815?) as no. 25 in Benjamin Carr's Miscellany. Reissued in Philadelphia by George Willig ca. 1832. This transcription 1976 first performed Toms River, New Jersey, 31 January 1976, Garden State Philharmonic, Robert Fitzpatrick conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Benjamin Carr's Mélange : an easy selection of airs / arr. for small orchestra by Romulus Franceschini. 1975. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45205724

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Subjects:

  • Folk songs, Irish--Instrumental settings
  • Keyboard instrument music
  • Ballads, English
  • Vocal duets with harpsichord
  • Orchestral music--Scores and parts
  • Songs with piano--19th century
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Songs (High voice) with orchestra--Scores and parts
  • Opera--Excerpts--Scores and parts
  • Sea songs
  • Funeral music
  • Songs with piano

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  • Composers
  • Arrangers

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