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Stevens : Black-ey'd Susan : Score, part(s) and cover page

Stevens : Black-ey'd Susan : Score, part(s) and cover page 147536-12000
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Composer: Richard John Samuel Stevens (1757 - 1837)
Forces: S./T.2Vn.Continuo
Lyrics: John Gay

Pub. 1778. One of Stevens' first forays into print and, as he noted in his Recollections, an unsuccessful one: "When I had completed it, I confess that it pleased me exceedingly. As all young authors are partial to their own bantlings, I thought that I should profit most considerably by the sale of this cantata... Depending upon a rapid sale, I ordered the music printer to take off five hundred copies of it. At this time (in the year 1808) I have two hundred copies in my possession. This is what I most certainly deserved, for such consummate castle building and egregious vanity."

John Gay's ballad text (probably sung to Leveridge's tune) was extremely popular with working seamen, throughout the century after it was written. Several composers followed Thomas Arne's example (unfortunately now lost) and set the text as a cantata: versions by William Jackson (of Exeter) and Robert Broderip (of Bristol) are also available at notAmos.

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Composer: Richard John Samuel Stevens (1757 - 1837)Forces: S./T.2Vn.ContinuoLyrics: John GayPub. 1778. One of Stevens' first forays into print and, as he noted in his Recollections, an unsuccessful one: "When I had completed it, I confess that it ple
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