Neville Butler Challoner (1784-1851): a provisional catalogue of his published solo harp music

Updated: Apr 18, 2019




Engraving from the title page of Neville Butler Challoner, New Guida di Musica ... for the piano forte (London: Skillern & Co., 1812).

This is a provisional catalogue, to which I would welcome additions and corrections, of the published music for solo harp, and accompanied solo harp, of Neville Butler Challoner (1784-1851). It does not include Challoner’s many duets and ‘concertante duets’ for harp and pianoforte, with or without optional accompaniments, or his works for pianoforte duet ‘with an accompaniment for the harp ad lib', of which I am preparing a separate list.


John Sainsbury’s A Dictionary of Musicians, to which Challoner presumably would have contributed information, provides a biographical foundation up to 1824:


'CHALLONER, Neville Butler, born in London in 1784, began the violin at a very early age under the tuition of Claude Joseph Duboeck, a native of Brussels, and performed a concerto on that instrument at nine years of age. At thirteen he was articled to General Ashley, and previously to receiving any instruction was found competent to assist in the orchestra of the oratorios at Covent garden theatre and at the public performances at Ranelagh. In 1799 being then fifteen he was engaged to lead the band at the Richmond theatre, the following year he held the same situation at the Birmingham theatre. In 1803 and 1804 he studied the harp and piano forte and led the band at Sadler's wells. In 1805 he entered the royal society of musicians and the next year published “Four Preceptors” for the piano forte, violin, harp, &c. In 1807 he was appointed first tenor at the Harmonic City concerts at which were the first performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni &c. in this country. In 1809 he was engaged as harpist at the Opera house [the King’s Theatre, Haymarket] and has continued in that situation ever since, with the exception of the two seasons of 1817 and 1818. In 1813 Challoner was engaged as principal second tenor [i.e. viola] at the Philharmonic [Society] concerts, being also an associate of that society. Challoner's chief claim to public patronage he conceives however to be the supporting of his parents during the last twenty years and at the same time bringing up a family of eight children who are all well provided for, solely by his own industry. His piano preceptor has been already sold to the extent of nearly 9000, and his violin and harp preceptors to the number of between 3000 and 4000 each. He has taught upwards of six hundred private pupils and is now in a state of easy affluence. Challoner [with Skillern] opened the first music shop in Regent street previous to the Harmonic Institution being established, which is opposite. His son [Thomas Challoner] performs admirably on the harp and piano and has several pupils.'



Publishers and addresses


Soon after his marriage on 8 April 1805 to Melina Skillern, sister of the musician and publisher Thomas Skillern Junior (1776-1849), and not later than 1806, Challoner went into partnership with Thomas, forming Skillern & Challoner (often simply called Skillern & Co.). Thomas Skillern was well placed for this, having from 1790 been apprenticed to his uncle, Thomas Skillern Senior (d 1800), who had flourished as a publisher since the death in 1766 of his master, John Walsh the younger. Thomas had inherited his uncle’s stock in trade, although much of it had been dispersed by the start of the partnership.


When, on 6 July 1805, Challoner became a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, he was living at 25 Greek Street, Soho; and on 1 December that year he was, following initial recommendation by Skillern, unanimously elected to membership of the Royal Society of Musicians. The partners’ three successive addresses between 1805 and 1825 help in dating their publications: until 1815 they were at 25 Greek Street, Soho, ‘removed from corner of St. Martin's Church Yard’; then, from March 1816, at the latest, until at least January 1818 they were at 138 Oxford Street; and finally, by July 1819, they were at Regent Street, '2 doors down from Regent's-circus, Oxford-Street' (The Times, 17 July 1819), also given as ‘247, Regent-street, Oxford-street’ (Humphries and Smith). The sale by auction, by William Peete Musgrave, on 23 September 1825 of their stock in trade marked the end of the partnership:


'The genuine and entire Stock in Trade of Messrs Skillern and Challoner (leaving business), consisting of several thousand plates of valuable copyrights and other established works; a very large quantity of vocal and instrumental music and waste paper, pianofortes, harps, guitars, violins, flutes, and the several articles connected with that branch of business. May be viewed the 21st and 22nd September. Catalogues may be had on the premises; and of the auctioneer.' (Morning Advertiser, 19 September 1825).


That some copies of Skillern & Challoner publications have an added label stating that they were ‘Sold at Mitchell's Musical Library & Instrument Warehouse’ presumably indicates that Mitchell was among those who purchased stock or plates at the auction (Cooper).


Among Challoner’s earliest published harp music are several contributions to the series The Bard’s Repository, published by Lavenu & Mitchell, apparently between 1805 and 1808. Louis Lavenu, whose ‘New Musical Warehouse’ was established at 23 Duke Street, Piccadilly, from 1795, was briefly in partnership with Charles Mitchell from c1802 until c1808 (or 1806); in 1805 they moved from 29 to 26 New Bond Street (Humphries and Smith). It seems that the series originated in about 1805, perhaps shortly before Challoner and Skillern cemented their own publishing partnership. A brief catalogue of publications at the foot of the title page of Lavenu & Mitchells’ edition of the Andante du celébré Haydn, arranged for the harp J. B. Krumpholtz (British Library, h.2605.j.(6.)), whose 26 New Bond Street publication address indicates that it dates from 1805 or later), lists The Bards Repository as consisting of 13 separate items, each at 1/6. It appears that the whole series, only nine of whose items have been traced, was issued after the move to 26 New Bond Street and before the departure of Mitchell. The use in one extant impression of paper watermarked 1809 (see The Bards Repository no. 3) indicates that Lavenu continued to print from Lavenu & Mitchell plates after the partnership ended.


Several works initially published by Skillern & Challoner, including Joseph Hart’s quadrilles, were subsequently published by Mayhew & Co, who seem, after Challoner had a brief association with Frances Tatton Latour in about 1826, to have become his main publisher, especially of his extensive ‘concertato’ duet arrangements of operatic excerpts for pianoforte and harp.


In the late 1820s some items were ‘published by N. B. Challoner, Neville Lodge, St. Johns Wood, Marylebonne and sold by Mayhew & Co., 17 Old Bond Street’, an arrangement which was presumably to Challoner’s advantage. Boyle’s Court Guide (January 1829) specifies Challoner’s address in greater detail: Neville Lodge was at 16 Grove-End Road, St John's Wood. Like Thomas Paul Chipp, Challoner had moved from the heart of London to the new suburbs adjacent to Regent’s Park. By 1832, when Challoner was listed as a professor of the pianoforte and harp in The Apollonicon (see Lewis Jones, A List of Professors and Teachers of Music, in and near the Metropolis [of London] (1832), 15 March 2019), his address was Abbey Cottage, Abbey Road (latterly of Beatles fame), St John’s Wood.



Authorship attribution


Three works, A new Divertimento ... for the Harp; Ar Hŷd y Nôs...for the Harp or Pianoforte; and Prince Leopold's Minuet for the Harp or Pianoforte, are attributed on their title pages to ‘C Neville’. According to The catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980 (vol. 42, p. 149), ‘C. Neville’ was a pseudonym for Neville Butler Challoner. As C. Neville has not been traced elsewhere and there is no stylistic objection to this attribution, this seems plausible. Although it is not known why Challoner would have used a pseudonym, these are relatively slight pieces based on popular melodies, two of which were also suitable for the pianoforte, and it is conceivable that he sought to advance and profit from them without being closely associated with them.



References

Paul Cooper, ‘Skillern & Challoner, Music Sellers, c.1806-1825’: https://www.regencydances.org/paper029.php


Philip H. Highfill, et al., A biographical Dictionary of actors, actresses, musicians, dancers, managers & other stage personnel in London, 1660-1800, vol. 3, pp. 136-37.

Charles Humphries and William Charles Smith, Music publishing in the British Isles from the beginning until the middle of the nineteenth century, 2nd edition (Oxford: Blackwell, 1970).


John S. Sainsbury, A Dictionary of Musicians, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time: Comprising the Most Important Biographical Contents of the Works of Gerber, Choron, and Fayolle, Count Orloff, Dr. Burney, Sir John Hawkins, &c. &c. Together with Upwards of Hundred Original Memoirs of the Most Eminent Living Musicians; and a Summary of the History of Music. Second edition. (London: Sainsbury, 1827).



Provisional catalogue


Op. 2

Three sonatas for the harp, Op. 2 (London: Printed by Lavenue & Mitchell, [c1805]).

1. E♭ major 2. F major 3. B♭ major

19 pages. UC Berkeley Libraries

Médiathèque Valais, MV-Sion


Modern edition: Three sonatas for the harp, op. 2, ed by Alice Lawson Aber (Ross, California: Harp publications, 1974), reviewed by H. C. Robbins Landon, ‘Sonata No. 1 …’, Notes, vol. 33, no. 3 (March 1977), pp. 677-78.

The Bard’s Repository (c1805-c1808)

This series was published by Lavenu & Mitchell, apparently between 1805 and 1808. Louis Lavenu, whose ‘New Musical Warehouse’ was established at 23 Duke Street, Piccadilly, from 1795, was briefly in partnership with Charles Mitchell from c1802 until c1808 (or 1806); in 1805 they moved from 29 to 26 New Bond Street (Humphries and Smith). A brief catalogue of publications at the foot of the title page of their edition of the Andante du celébré Haydn, arranged for the harp J. B. Krumpholtz (British Library, h.2605.j.(6.)), whose publication address indicates that it dates from 1805 or later), lists The Bards Repository as consisting of 13 separate items, each at 1/6. It appears that the whole series, only nine of whose items have been traced, was issued after the move to 26 New Bond Street and before the departure of Mitchell. Of the nine items identified, Challoner, apparently the main contributor to the series, composed or arranged six. The use in one extant impression of paper watermarked 1809 (see The Bards Repository no. 3) indicates that Lavenu continued to print from Lavenu & Mitchell plates after the partnership ended.


Laurette: a favorite air, as danced in the Ballet of Laurette, composed by H. Smart & arranged as a rondo for the harp by N.B. Challoner (London: Printed by Lavenu & Mitchell ... at their New Musical Circulating Library [1805-08]).

Series: The Bards Repository, no. 1 (series statement handwritten on p. 1).

Notes: Henry Smart (1778–1823) composed the ballet Laurette, which was produced successfully at the King's Theatre, Haymarket, in 1803.

5 pages.

National Trust, UK

UC Berkeley Libraries


A favorite air: composed by Beethoven for the piano forte and adapted with alterations for the harp by N.B. Challoner. (London: Lavenu & Mitchell, [1805-08]). Series: The Bards Repository, no. 2. 6 pages. UC Berkeley Libraries


The Orphans prayer. Composed by Miss Abrams & arranged with variations for the harp with the addition of a waltz by N.B.Challoner. (London: Printed by Lavenu & Mitchell, 26 New Bond Street [address from 1805; BL watermark 1809]). (Publication address 1805-11; presumably originally issued before 1808.) Series: The Bards repository; no. 3.

Notes: ‘Engraved by J. Fentum 78 Strand.’ No plate number

6 pages. British Library h.2605.mm.(12.)

UC Berkeley Libraries

Lavenu had previously published the source of Challoner’s arrangement: The Orphan's Prayer, a Pathetic Ballad, the Words by M. G. Lewis, Esq. and Set to Music with an Accompaniment for the Harp or Piano Forte, by Miss Abrams. (London: Lavenu, 29 New Bond Street, [1800]). (Publication address 1798-1805.) The song has 4 verses, the 2nd and 4th to be sung faster. British Library G.805.j.(3.).


Del caro's hornpipe: arranged as a rondo for the harp (London: Lavenu & Mitchell, [1805-08]).

Series: The Bards Repository, no. 5.

Notes: Signora Bossi del Caro danced this celebrated hornpipe from 1791. It was arranged by John Field and others. In [1795], K. Kambra published The Favorite Hornpipe danced by Madame Del Caro at the King's Theatre ... with Variations for the Harp and a Violin ad libitum. See also The Favorite Hornpipe, danced by Madame del Caro, at the Kings Theatre, Haymarket; arranged as a rondo for the piano forte (London: Preston & Son, 1795). 5 pages. UC Berkeley Libraries


The favorite German hymn, composed with variations by Pleyel; adapted for the harp with a violin accompaniment by N.B. Challoner. (London: Lavenu & Mitchell, [1805-08]). Series: The Bards Repository, no. 7. 6 pages. UC Berkeley Libraries


Sul margine d'un rio: a favorite Venetian Air arranged with variations for the harp and a violin accompaniment obligato (London: Lavenu & Mitchell, [1805-08]).

Series: The Bards Repository, no. 9.

5 pages.

UC Berkeley Libraries


The three Bard's Repository items identified in which Challoner was not involved are:

No. 4: Jean-Aimé Vernier, A Venetian rondo: for the harp (London: Lavenu & Mitchell, [1805-08]). 4 pages. UC Berkeley Libraries No. 6: Philipp Joseph Hinner, A favorite rondo for the harp (London: Lavenu & Mitchell, [1805-08]).

3 pages.

UC Berkeley Libraries

No. 8: Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz, A favorite sonata for the harp (London: Lavenu & Mitchell, [1805-08]). 3 pages.

UC Berkeley Libraries (erroneously listed in WorldCat as being in The British Library).


Op. 13

A Sonata, (expressly) for the Harp, in which is introduced Braham's much admired air “Said a Smile to a Tear” & the favorite dance of The Labyrinth, Composed & Inscribed (by permission) to Miss Palyart, by N. B. Challoner. (Professor of the Harp at the King's Theatre.) Op. 13. (London: Printed by Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter & Co., [watermark 1815.])

Notes: the sonata is of three movements, of which the second, Con espressione, is headed “Said a Smile to a Tear”, and the third, Rondo, “The Labyrinth”. Listed in Catalogue of Instrumental Music, published by Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter, and Co. (London, [1825?]), p. 37. British Library, Hirsch IV.1106. No plate number.

10 pages. British Library h.2605.w.(2.)

Durham University


Op. 14

Romance & pollacca pour la harpe (seulement), composée et dédié à Mademoiselle Elisabeth Lee, par N.B. Challoner, (Professeur de la harpe au Théatre du Roi.) Op. 14. (London: Printed & sold by Rt. Birchall, [1810]). No plate number.

10 pages. British Library h.152.(1.)

University of St Andrews


Op. 16 A new preceptor for the harp by N.B. Challoner, professor of the harp at the King's Theatre. Op. 16. (London: published by Skillern & Co, 25 Greek Street, Soho, [c1815]).

Prefatory Address (p. 1) ‘N. B. Challoner, 25 Greek Street, Soho.’

Notes: same title page engraving as in the later Schott edition; the harp depicted resembles that in the New Guida di Musica … Piano Forte. A new edition with considerable improvements (London: Printed for the author. By Skillern & Co. 25 Greek Street, [entered at Stationers Hall September 1812]).

Reviewed in The Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 119, May 1816 (London: E. Cave), pp. 442-43. The relationship of this preceptor to that for the harp reported by Sainsbury as having been published in [1806], which has not been traced, is unknown.

33 pages.

British Library h.3821.(1)

Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MU-sb-599 (1)


Title page of A new preceptor for the harp by N.B. Challoner, professor of the harp at the King's Theatre. Op. 16. (London: Skillern & Co., [c1815]).

A New Preceptor for the Harp ... Op. 16. (London: Mayhew & Co, [watermark 1829]) 33 pages. British Library h.184.i.(1.)

A new preceptor for the harp ... Op. 16, by N.B. Challoner, professor of the harp at the King's Theatre. (London: Leoni Lee [c1845]). Not seen; Leoni Lee was in partnership with Mayhew (c1830-31), and later with Coxhead (c1845-53). 33 p. of music Cambridge University


New preceptor for the Harp, Op. 16. (London, etc.: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d. [c1913]).

Notes: reuses early nineteenth-century title page and plates; still considers only the single-action harp. Catalogue of more recent harp music on verso of p. 33.

Plate No. 1139.

British Library H00/7603


A new Divertimento ... for the Harp, in which is introduced several favourite airs. C. Neville (London: Printed for Skillern & Co, [before mid-1816; BL watermark1813]). Notes: According to The catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980 (vol. 42, p. 149), ‘C. Neville’ was a pseudonym for Neville Butler Challoner. 7 pages. g.661.a.(14.); scanned copy at DRT Digital Store g.661.a.(14.)


Op. 17 Twenty favorite airs (without variations) Arranged Expressly for the harp, by N.B. Challoner. (Professor of the harp at the King's Theatre.) Op. 17. The greater part of these airs are selected from the most admired compositions of Arne, Shield, Paiesello [sic], Dibdin, &c. and the Editor has carefully inserted the leading fingering & marks of expression peculiar to the Harp agreeably to the rudiments given in his book of instructions for that Instrument. (London: Printed for Skillern & C°, 138 Oxford Street, [1816-19] [watermark 1814]). No plate number.

Notes: on the verso of p. 21: ‘Catalogue of harp music published by Skillern and Co.’ 21 pages.

Contents:

1 Thou soft flowing Avon Dr Arne

2 The Maid of Lodi

3 How happy were my days Dr Arne

4 Tafft and Griddy Dibdin

5 Ah welladay my poor heart Shield

6 Allemand Challoner

7 Are ye fair as opening roses Paesiello [sic]

8 The streamlet Shield

9 Coolun Irish Air

10 Within a mile of Edinboro’ Hook

11 Fair Rosale

12 Sweet is the ship Dibdin

13 Her mouth which a smile Shield

14 Waltz Challoner

15 This cold flinty heart Arne

16 Whilst the lads of the village Dibdin

17 Adieu to the village delights

18 Fresh and strong the breeze is blowing Dr Arnold

19 Ere around the huge oak Shield

20 Finale Challoner

British Library h.2605.mm.(16.) [watermark 1814]; and g.661.(12.); scanned digital copy from DRT Digital Store g.661.(12.).


Op. 24 Harmonia sacra, a Selection of the most favorite Hymns, Psalms, etc. Newly arranged with an accompaniment expressly for the harp or piano forte, by N. B. Challoner. 2nd edition. Op. 24. (London: Skillern & Challoner, [between 1817-19; BL watermark 1817]). 13 pages. British Library G.517.ff.(1.)

Harmonia sacra ... Newly arranged with an accompaniment ... for the harp or piano forte, by N. B. Challoner. 2nd edition. Op. 24. (London: The Author, Neville Lodge, St. John's Wood, Marylebonne. Sold by appointment at Mayhew & Cos. 17, Old Bond Street, & by A Betts, Royal Exchange, [watermark 1824]). 13 pages.

British Library G.517.ff.(2.); scanned copy at Digital Store G.517.ff.(2.)


Harmonia sacra, a collection of the most favourite hymns, & psalms &c., newly arranged with an accompaniment expressly for the harp, or piano forte, by N.B. Challoner. (London: Mayhew & Co., [n.d.]).

King's College London

Scots wha hae’ wi’ Wallace bled ... arranged with variations for the harp or piano forte by N.B. Challoner. (London: Skillern & Co., [c. 1816]).

University of Manchester


Op. 25

Le Jour de Naissance, serenata pour la Harpe (Seulement) Composée et dédiée a Madame La Comtesse de Miniac Rohan, par N. B. Challoner (Professeur de Harpe, au Theatre du Roi.). Op. 25. (London: Printed for the author by Skillern & Co, 138 Oxford Street, [1816-19]). BL gives [1810?] but address indicates [1816-19]

3 movements: Serenata (Allegro Spiritoso), Intermezzio, Rondo, No plate number.

11 pages.

British Library g.661.(11.) and Digital Store g.661.(11.)


Le jour de naissance: serenata pour la harpe, (seulement): op. 25, Composée et dédiée a Madame La Comtesse de Miniac Rohan. composée ... par N.B. Challoner (professeur de harpe, au Theatre du Roi). (London: published by N.B. Challoner, Neville Lodge, St. John's Wood, Marylebonne ..., London: ... sold by appointment at Mayhew & Cos. 17, Old Bond Street; & by A Betts, Royal Exchange, [1830]). 11 pages. Provo, UT, Brigham Young University; scanned digital copy:


Op. 27

Maria and Rosa, two Sicilian waltzes with variations, Expressly for the Harp, Composed for, and (with permission) dedicated to Mrs. Mortimer, by N. B. Challoner. Op. 27 (London: Printed for Skillern & Co. 138 Oxford Street, [1816-19]), SO LATER than BL’s [1810?]) No plate number.

7 pages. British Library g.661.(10.); scanned digital copy at DRT Digital Store g.661.(10.)


“Pray Goody please to moderate,” the much admired air as sung by Mr. Sinclair in Midas, arranged with variations expressly for the harp, and dedicated to the Misses Steede, by N. B. Challoner. Professor of the harp at the Kings Theatre. (London: Printed for the Author, by Skillern & C°, 138 Oxford Street [1816-19; watermark 1815]). Notes: Midas, Dublin, 1762; libretto by K. O'Hara.

Compare: Pray Goody, please to moderate. As sung by Mr. Kelly in the burletta of Midas. ([London]: M. Kelly, [watermark 1802]). British Library H.1654.g.(18.).

5 pages.

The British Library h.2605.mm.(13.)

Provo, UT, Brigham Young University; and scanned digital


Ar hŷd y nôs (The live long night) or Poor Mary Anne, a favorite Welsh air, arranged with new variations ... for the harp or piano forte. C. Neville ([London]: Printed for Skillern & Co, [1816-19]). BL gives [ca. 1815] but address indicates [1816-19]. According to The catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980 (vol. 42, p. 149), ‘C. Neville’ was a pseudonym for Neville Butler Challoner.

Notes: the 4th variation is presented in 2 alternative versions: for harp or piano: The harp variation consists chiefly of semiquaver arpeggios, within an octave; the pianoforte chiefly of semiquaver scalar and stepwise motion.

No plate number.

5 pages. British Library g.661.b.(17.)


Ar Hŷd y Nôs ... Welsh air, arranged with variations for the Harp or Pianoforte. C Neville, (London: Printed for Skillern & Co, Regent Street. Oxford Strt., [1820?]).

According to The catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980 (vol. 42, p. 149), ‘C. Neville’ was a pseudonym for Neville Butler Challoner. Date from watermark.

This is a later print, otherwise similar, in which the ‘138, Oxford Street’ address on the title page is altered to ‘Regent Street. Oxford Strt.’ 5 pages. British Library h.3200.a.(19.)


Also a version, stemming from Skillern's, published by Dale (London: W. Dale, 19 Poultry, n.d.)

Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek; digital copy at: https://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ImagefromIndex/97007/torat


Lieber Augustine, a favorite German Air, with new Variations ... for the Harp, adapted, partly selected, & dedicated by Miss Birkett …by N. B. Challoner. (London: Skillern & Co, [c. 1820])

5 pages. Check address for date in use by me

British Library g.661.b.(22.)

Provo, UT, Brigham Young University


A Divertimento expressly for the Harp, upon the admired, Scotch airs, “Of a’ the airts the win can blow” and Alexander Lee’s Popular Song Homage to Charlie, Composed for and Dedicated to Miss Day by N. B. Challoner (London: Mayhew & Co. 17 Old Bond Street, [1820?]).

Introduzione

“Of a’ the airts the win can blow”

“Homage to Charlie”

5 pages. h.1480.h.(2.)


Prince Leopold's Minuet for the Harp or Pianoforte. C. Neville (London: Skillern & Co, [1825?]).

Notes: According to The catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980 (vol. 42, p. 149), ‘C. Neville’ was a pseudonym for Neville Butler Challoner. 3 pages. British Library g.661.a.(15.); DRT Digital Store g.661.a.(15.)


The brown Irish girl, ... Irish melody with variations ... for the harp. (London: [s.n.], [ca. 1825]).

Oxford, Bodleian Library


Air Ecossois and Rondo. This work, which has not been traced, is listed in the Catalogue of Instrumental Music, published by Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter, and Co. (London, [1825?]), p. 37 (British Library, Hirsch IV.1106).  


"The Brown Irish girl," an Irish melody with variations expressly for the harp, composed for and inscribed to Miss Harriet Gerard, by N. B. Challoner. (London: F. T. Latour, [1826]).

Plate no. L.41. 5 pages.

British Library h.152.(2.)

University of Glasgow

Aberdeen University


Challoner's Variations on “The brown Irish girl”, apparently by Chappell, is listed in ‘A Catalogue of Harp Music’ printed on p. 6 of Marche à la Grecque: for the harp … by M. A. Dibdin. (London: S. Chappell, 50 New Bond Street, [1834]). BL h.108.(16.). That a work published by Latour in the period 1826-30, when he carried on a separate business from Samuel Chappell, was available from Chappell a few years later is explained by Latour having sold his business to his former partner in 1830. There is no indication that Chappell issued a separate edition.


Variations on “Guardami un poco”, by Challoner, are listed in ‘A Catalogue of Harp Music’ printed on p. 6 of Marche à la Grecque: for the harp … by M. A. Dibdin. (London: S. Chappell, 50 New Bond Street, [1834]). BL h.108.(16.). This work has not been traced.


The Sicilian air: which constitutes the admired melodies Home sweet home, Flow on thou shining river, Dr. Jay's french air &c. &c. newly arranged with variations expressly for the harp. A superior edition (London: published for N.B. Challoner, Neville Lodge, St. Johns Wood, Marylebone, by Mayhew & Co., 17, Old Bond Street [1822]). 5 pages. Provo, UT, Brigham Young University; scanned digital copy: https://archive.org/details/sicilianairwhich00chal


The light guitar, composed by John Barnett; arranged for the harp by N.B. Challoner. (London: Mayhew & Co. [1822-1830]). 5 pages.

Birmingham University


Rosabella, with variations for the Pianoforte, Composed by G. Kiallmark, Arranged for the Harp, by N. B. Challoner. (London: Mayhew & Co. 17 Old Bond Street, [1830?]). Author: George Kiallmark, 1781-1835.

7 pages.

British Library h.1480.f.(17.)

Compare: George Kiallmark, Rosabella, an Air with Variations, etc., (London: Printed by Phillips, Mayhew & Co, [watermark 1820] 7 pages. British Library h.3870.s.(20.)


The groves of Blarney, with variations expressly for the harp (London: Mayhew & Co., [n.d.]).

Series: National airs with variations for the pianoforte or harpe; John Balsir Chatterton: Souvenirs de la cour.

5 pages.

Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek.


A new divertimento, expressly for the harp, in which is introduced several favorite airs. Inscribed (by permission) to Miss Eliza Stanley (London: N.B. Challoner, Neville Lodge, St. John's Wood, Marylebonne, London: sold for him by Mayhew & Co., 17 Old Bond St; and A. Betts, Royal Exchange, [between 1814 and 1834]).

Notes: titles and composers of ‘favorite airs’ printed interlinearly.

7 pages.

Contents:

The rosary, by Shield

Nel cor piu non mi sento [Paisiello] O dolce concento, by Mozart The lullaby, by Storace Vestris's Gavotte.

Provo, UT, Brigham Young University; scanned digital copy.


The Tyrolese air, Der Schweizerbue, or The Swiss boy. A superior edition (London: published for N.B. Challoner, Neville Lodge, St. Johns Wood, Marylebone, by Mayhew & Co., 17, Old Bond Street, [n.d.]). 5 pages. Oxford, Bodleian Library Provo, UT, Brigham Young University


Cease your funning, with variations expressly for the harp, composed ... by N. B. Challoner. (London: Edwin Ashdown, [ca. 1900]). Plate No. E.A. 23,689 Edwin Ashdown; System number: 015179832 7 pages. British Library I.648.uu.(6.)

Oxford, Bodleian Library

Provo, UT, Brigham Young University; scanned digital copy at: https://archive.org/details/ceaseyourfunning00chal


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