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notes Prelude 1. Meredith Janvier, Baltimore in the Eighties and Nineties (Baltimore : H. G. Roebuck & Son, 1933), 49. Chapter 1. Drawing Rooms,Taverns, Churches, and Tobacco Fields 1. Vestry minutes, All Hallow’s Parish, St. Anne’s Parish, Anne Arundel County, microfilm 1156-P, 178, Maryland Hall of Records, Maryland State Archives, Annapolis (hereafter MSA). 2. Kate Van Winkle Keller, Dance and Its Music in America, 1528–1789 (Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon, 2007), 249, 213. Keller has traced Kellom Tomlinson’s The Art of Dancing Explained . . . (London , 1735) to two female subscribers in Maryland (see sidebar, page 25), and Playford’s The English Dancing Master (London, 1651) to Pennsylvania (1743) and Virginia (1734). 3. Anne Arundel County inventories, book 2, folio 134, Maryland Hall of Records, MSA. 4. William Black et al., “The Journal of William Black, 1744,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 1, no. 2 (1877): 131. 5. David K. Hildebrand, “Musical Life in and around Annapolis, Maryland (1649–1776)” (PhD diss., Catholic University, 1992). 6. Ann Faris, quotation from “The Will of William Faris,” an anonymous poem circulated in Annapolis in 1791. Whether lighthearted or malicious, this document provides a glimpse of family life at the time. See William Faris, The Diary of William Faris: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith, ed. Mark B. Letzer and Jean B. Russo (Baltimore : Maryland Historical Society, 2003), 23–28. 7. Charles Carroll of Carrollton Letter-Book, Arents Tobacco Collection, New York Public Library, New York, microfilm edition at Charles Carroll Papers Office, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore (hereafter MHS), order dated February 7, 1785. Carroll had owned a spinet as early as the 1760s, and he might have ordered the grand harpsichord sooner had it not been for trade embargoes, economic uncertainty , and later hostilities. 8. Hildebrand, “Musical Life in and around Annapolis,” 60–61. 9. Information in this and the following two paragraphs is from ibid., 52–56. 10. “Itinerarium, An Electronic Edition: Dr. Alexander Hamilton (ca. 1667–ca. 1732),” entry for September 18, 1744, 638, http://eada 11. Hildebrand, “Musical Life in and around Annapolis,” 305–49. Regarding the Faris music copybook, a diary entry of November 16, 1800, explains some markings in a hand other than Faris’s: “Billie Gott Tipsey and in the Evening he told Mrs. Faris that he wanted a candel to transcribe some musick.” Faris, Diary of William Farris, 346–47. This might explain the appearance of “The Annapolis March,” with the name McParlin scrawled under it, in the copybook. 12. Maryland Gazette (Annapolis), December 19, 1771. 13. Benson J. Lossing, “Records of the Homony Club of Annapolis . Instituted the 22nd of December, 1770,” in American Historical Record, and Repertory of Notes and Queries, ed. Lossing, vol. 1 (Philadelphia : Chase & Town, 1872), 302–3. Glenn Campbell, of Historic Annapolis, has done considerable research on the Homony Club. 14. This and the following paragraphs are based on John Barry Talley, Secular Music in Colonial Annapolis: The Tuesday Club, 1745–1756 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988), 45–47, 41n34. Audio recordings of some Tuesday Club music include Maryland’s Baroque Composers, Towson University Early Music Ensemble, dir. H. Gene Griswald; and Over the Hills and Far Away, Being A Collection of Music from 18th-Century Annapolis, performed by David and Ginger Hildebrand, Albany Records, TROY042, 1990, reissued by Colonial Music Institute, CMI H103, 2006. 15. A handful of psalm tunes were copied in two-part harmony in a Maryland manuscript begun in 1729. Account Book of Robert Pinkney, MSA SC 435, SCM 217 Carroll County Historical Society Collection, MSA. For a fuller description of this manuscript, along with a full listing of its contents, see Hildebrand, “Musical Life in and around Annapolis,” 272–74. 16. Quoted from Elaine G. Breslaw, ed., Records of the Tuesday Club of Annapolis: 1745–56 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988), 386–87. As if by way of recompense, Middleton was invited as a guest to the next Tuesday Club meeting, at somebody else’s house. 17. Maryland Journal, and Baltimore Advertiser, December 10, 1782. 18. Hildebrand, “Musical Life in and around Annapolis,” 170–86. 19. Nicholas Cresswell, The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774– 1777, ed. Lincoln MacVeagh (New York: Dial, 1924), 19. 20. Ibid. 21. Edward Kimber, quoted in Joseph Towne Wheeler, “Reading and the Recreations of Marylanders, 1700–1774,” Maryland Historical Magazine 38 (1943): 1, 38. 22. Hildebrand, “Musical Life in and around Annapolis,” 90, 103, 177–78. 23. Maryland Gazette, February 23, 1769...


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