Hewitt, James, 1770-1827

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Originally composed 1797 as a potpourri overture, quoting popular melodies of the period. This transcription commissioned by the Richmond Sinfonia. Transcribed 1975. First performance St. John's United Church of Christ, Richmond, Virginia, 15 December 1975, Richmond Sinfonia, Jacques Houtmann conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of The new federal overture (1797) / by James Hewitt ; arr. for small orchestra by R.D. Ward. c1975. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52297576

Originally composed for piano and privately published in 1797. This orchestration, 1950-51, first performed in Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, 22 April 1951, National Gallery Orchestra, Richard Bales conductor. Hewitt's dedication is to George Washington. This orchestration was later added to Bales' The Republic, as the opening movement, Sinfonia.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of The Battle of Trenton : a favorite historical military sonata dedicated to General Washington / by James Hewitt ; orchestrated by Richard Bales. 1951. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52297508

Hewitt's song, with text by William Milns, is actually an arrangement for voice and keyboard instrument of Yankee Doodle, and an anonymous Washington's March. First published by J. Hewitt's Musical Repository, New York, 1798. This version commissioned by the Richmond Sinfonia. Transcribed 1975. First performance St. John's United Church of Christ, Richmond, Virginia, 15 December 1975, Richmond Sinfonia, Jacques Houtmann conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of The federal constitution & liberty forever / text by Mr. Milns ; music adapted by James Hewitt ; arr. for SATB and small orchestra by R.D. Ward. c1975. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52297525

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referencedIn Early American playbills, 1750-1812. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf City Assembly Room (New York, N.Y.). [Programs, 1804-1806]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Hewitt, James, 1770-1827. Letter to the firm of Parker & Poor. 1809-1810. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hewitt, James, 1770-1827. The federal constitution & liberty forever / text by Mr. Milns ; music adapted by James Hewitt ; arr. for SATB and small orchestra by R.D. Ward. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1976 March 8. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hatton, Ann Julia, 1764-1838. Tammany ballad opera collection, 1786-1931. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Hewitt, James, 1770-1827. The new federal overture : Largo / selected and composed by James Hewitt. Moravian Music Foundation: Winston-Salem Office at the Archie K. Davis Center, MMF
referencedIn Horace Mason Reynolds papers, Reynolds (Horace Mason) papers, 1802-1838 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Hewitt, James, 1770-1827. In a far distant clime / James Hewitt ; freely transcribed by Halsey Stevens. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Reynolds, Horace Mason, 1896-. Papers, 1802-1838. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Hewitt, James, 1770-1827. The new federal overture (1797) / by James Hewitt ; arr. for small orchestra by R.D. Ward. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Hewitt, James, 1770-1827. The Battle of Trenton : a favorite historical military sonata dedicated to General Washington / by James Hewitt ; orchestrated by Richard Bales. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
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associatedWith Bales, Richard, 1915-1998. person
associatedWith City Assembly Room (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Milns, William, 1761-1801. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Reynolds, Horace, b. 1896 person
associatedWith Reynolds, Horace Mason, 1896- person
associatedWith Spence, Robert Traill, 1785?-1826 person
associatedWith Stevens, Halsey, 1908-1989. person
associatedWith Ward, R. D. person
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Overtures (Piano)
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Birth 1770-06-04

Death 1827-08-02

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