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The Village Choir (1878), Randolph Caldecott (1846–1886), engraving by James Davis Cooper (1823–1904).

General information

Country of origin: U.S.A.

Contributor since: 2023-09-12

Special Interest

Part-songs in the UK and US, 1850-1925, generated by the proliferation of mixed-voice choirs, prompted by technological advances, socio-economic changes, music literacy movements, and a demand for accessible repertoire apart from large-scale works in both amateur and professional ranks.

Contributions to CPDL include choral scores of the era’s oft-forgotten composers as well as biographical information gleaned from dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, and music periodicals, as well as genealogical information and historical/legal records.

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Edition Notes

Sources for editions are all public domain—almost always first or early publications, usually contemporary with composer. No sources are editions under copyright, nor are any sources taken from CPDL editions, respecting the research, work, and rights of others.

Editions are formatted for printing/use ease/efficiency: 4-page multiples, 11x17"; print double-sided, booklet, center fold, saddle staple if desired.

Most editions include the text formatted as it appears in some relatively authoritative public domain source, suggesting how poem should appear in printed concert programs.

Works with editions by this editor: 2278 (see list)

Contact information

e-mail: dandchor At sign.png


University Director of Choral Music, Emeritus.

Relevant to CPDL editions

David Anderson, “ ‘There is sweet music here’: The Overlooked Part-song for Mixed Voices in the United Kingdom and United States 1850–1925,” The Choral Journal Volume 63, No. 1 (2022): 28–37.

ENGLISH CHORAL SONG 1850–1925: Part-Songs, Choruses, & Glees for mixed chorus in the United Kingdom & United States