Carr, Benjamin

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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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creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. Fantasia with Grammachree / composed by B. Carr. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cowper, William, 1731-1800. The rose : with an accompaniment for the harpe. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. [Excerpt from copybook containing arias and keyboard dances]. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. Why, huntress, why? : from the opera The archers / Benjamin Carr ; edited and arranged by Philip Weston. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Newland/Zeuner Collection, circa 1735-circa 1900 Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985,. Sheet music - American composers, 1790-1940. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. Collection of sacred music [microfilm] : chants, anthems, hymns, etc., with organ accompaniment / composed, arranged and copied by Benjamin Carr and others. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. A requiem / composed by B. Carr. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. Archers ballad opera collection, 1796-1941. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. Songs &c / composed by B. Carr ; words by Thomas [Gibbard?]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. The moss grown cell : duett : manuscript, [ca. 1795?] / Carr. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809. Creation &c. ; Acis & Galatea. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. Ellen arise : for [Mrs.] Mann with the composer's compts. / B. Carr. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. Letters to John Rowe Parker, 1818-1822. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. Her much lov'd little sailor boy / words by Mrs. Rowson ; for Mrs. Mann, with composer's compts., B. Carr. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. Ave Maria / Benjamin Carr ; edited and arranged by Philip Weston. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Hunt-Berol Sheet Music Collection, Sheet music, 18th cent.-20th cent. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1593-1824 (inclusive), 1794-1813 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. Benjamin Carr's Mélange : an easy selection of airs / arr. for small orchestra by Romulus Franceschini. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. Dead march & monody (1799) / by Benjamin Carr ; arranged for soprano and small orchestra by R.D. Ward. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia. Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia records, ca. 1820-1994. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Shield, William, 1748-1829. A sailor's tale / Shield. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Carr, Benjamin, 1768-1831. [Excerpt from copybook containing miscellaneous songs and keyboard music]. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
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associatedWith De Filippi, Amadeo, 1900- person
associatedWith Dunlap, William, 1766-1839. person
associatedWith Franceschini, Romulus. person
associatedWith Harwood, John Edmund, 1771-1809 person
associatedWith Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985, person
associatedWith Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809. person
associatedWith Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835 person
associatedWith Lucas, Field. person
associatedWith Mann, Mrs. person
associatedWith Mann, Mrs. person
associatedWith Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Newland, William Augustine, 1813-1901 person
associatedWith Rowson, Mrs., 1762-1824 person
associatedWith Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805. person
associatedWith Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. person
associatedWith Shield, William, 1748-1829. person
associatedWith Ward, R. D. person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Wignell, Thomas, 1753-1803, person
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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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Birth 1768-09-12

Death 1831-05-24

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