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Thread #61558   Message #4122626
Posted By: GUEST,surreysinger who has long since lost cookie
11-Oct-21 - 01:27 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Lost Lady Found
Subject: RE: Origins: The Lost Lady Found
This is an old thread which I stumbled across while looking for something else. In doing so I found that a commonly quoted date of publication for John Broadwood's "Old English Songs" had been requoted from the Contemplator website by IanC. The book was NOT published in 1843 as stated. Although the title page refers to that date it would appear that that was the date at which Dusart, the organist, who prepared the "harmonisations" completed his work. The galley proofs for the book which are held in the Surrey History Centre are clearly dated 1847, which is the correct date for publication. A small point, I realise, but an often misquoted error.