The Concertina Book of Music, A. E. Hayman, 1886

This Concertina Book of Music is a collection made in 1886 by A. E. Hayman.

He has written in the inside cover:

“I foul not this book for fear of shame,
For in it is the owner’s name.
When I am dead and in my grave and all my bones are rotten,
Take up this book and think of me
When I am quite Forgotten. A.E.H”

He signs and dates it, “A. E. Hayman, June 13th 1886.”

The book is a collection obviously made by a private individual for their own purposes. It has an eclectic range from Folk to Classical and music to tutorial and exercises, having been drawn together from many sources. Some pieces have piano accompaniment, but much does not.

The book has become legendary among concertina players, so we are pleased to be able to make the complete book available here. It is presented in two parts, as it is a substantial PDF.

The scans of the book have been made provided to the ICA by Alan Day.

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Index of part 1 of the Hayman Concertina Book.

PageItem
3Selections from Popular Operas arranged for Two Concertinas by Joseph Warren
4Quartetto – “A Te O Cara”
5Duetto – “Credea Si Misere”
6Polacca et Quartetto – “Son Vergin Vezzoza”
8Il Rival Salvar Tu Dei
9Suoni La Tromba, E Intrepido
10Preghiera – “La Luna, Il Sol, Le Stella”
11Aria – “Vien Diletto E In Ciel La Luna”
12Aria – “Ah! Per Sempre”
13Romanza – “Canta Di Fiori”
14The Favourite Airs from the Opera of Masaniello composed by Auber arranged for Two Concertinas by Joseph Warren
15Movements from the Overture
18The Market Chorus
22Bolero
23The Prayer
23La Tarantella
24Chorus of Fishermen
26(Moore’s National Melodies) – “The Romaika”
26Flow On Thou Shining River
27Jeannette and Jeannot
27Jetty Treffz’s “The Ride”
28Love Not (Blackley)
28Slow Movement of Overture to Semiramide (Rossini)
29Non Più Andrai (Mozart)
29Au Clair de la Lune
30Sound the Loud Timbral
30Austrian National Hymn “God Preserve The Emperor”
31Mozart’s “Oh Dolce Concento”
31“Oh Dolce Concento” with variations a la Jenny Lind
32I Know a Bank Whereon the Wild Thyme Blows (C E Horn)
33The Hymn of Eve
33The Sicilian Mariner’s Hymn (“O Sanctissima”)
34The Celebrated Schottische or German Polka
34Love’s Young Dream
35The Redowa Polka
35“And Does Not A Meeting Like This Make Amends?” (Moore’s Irish Melody)
36Auld Robin Gray
36Persian Melody
37“La Figlia del Reggimento” (as sung by Jenny Lind)
37Glorious Apollo (Webbe)
38The Cavalier (“Twas a Beautiful Night”) by C W Glover
39Where the Bee Sucks (Ariel’s Song in The Tempest)
40Selections from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni
40Deh Vieni Alla Finestra
41Batti Batti O Bel Masetto
43La Ci Darem La Mano
44Symphony when Laporello enters stealthily with the Dark Lantern
45Vedrai Carino
46Bravi Cosa Rara
47Turkish Music in the overture to the “Caliph of Bagdad” (Boildieu)
49To All You Ladies Now On Land (Calleott)
50Select Melodies arranged for the Concertina with accompaniment for the Piano Forte by T I Dipple No. 4
51Di Pescatori Ignobile (Lucrezia Borgia) (Donizetti)
54Select Melodies arranged for the Concertina with accompaniment for the Piano Forte by T I Dipple No. 1
55Will You Love Me Then As Now?
58Select Melodies arranged for the Concertina with accompaniment for the Piano Forte by Joseph Warren No. 24
59God Save The Queen
60Rule Britannia
61Select Melodies arranged for the Concertina with accompaniment for the Piano Forte by Joseph Warren No. 8
62Angiol De Pace (from Beatrice Di Tenda by Bellini)
63Ciel, Che Feci / E Ciel Pietono (G Verdi)
64The Amateur Concertinist: A Selection of the most Favourite Airs from the Standard Foreign Operas arranged by Nicolo Silvani Set 1
65From Norma : Deh Conte
65Mira O Norma
66Me Protegge Me Defende
66Va Crudele
66Ah Si Fa Core
67The Amateur Concertinist: A Selection of the most Favourite Airs from the Standard Foreign Operas arranged by Nicolo Silvani Set 2
68From Norma : Ah Bello A Me Ritorno
69Druid’s March
70The Amateur Concertinist: A Selection of the most Favourite Airs from the Standard Foreign Operas arranged by Nicolo Silvani Set 6
71From L’Elisir D/Amore : Esulti Pur La Barbara
71Quanto Amore
72Come Paridi
72Piu Tempo Oh Dio
73The Amateur Concertinist: A Selection of the most Favourite Airs from the Standard Foreign Operas arranged by Nicolo Silvani Set 9
74From Il Don Giovanni : La Ci Darem
74Il Mio Tesoro
75Batti Batti
76The Sturm Marsch Galop arranged for the Concertina by J F Ruttinger
77The Sturm Marsch Galop (with piano accompaniment)
80The Sturm Marsch Galop (Concertina)
81Fantasia on Irish Airs
81The Legacy
84Voyage Lyrique 24 Politico National Airs arranged for Concertina solo by Guilio Regondi
85Holland
88Denmark
90Adverts
92Prussia

Index of part 2 of the Hayman Concertina Book.

PageItem
1Six Melodies by B Molique for Concertina and Piano
2“Come, Dearest, Come” by Prince Albert (Concertina & Piano)
6“Come, Dearest, Come” by Prince Albert (Concertina)
7Fantasia on Irish Airs arr. George Case
9The Legacy
14Concertina Gems from Bellini’s celebrated opera La Sonnambula arr. by Henry Lea
15Tutto È Sciolto, know as “All is Lost”
16Norma : Scena a Cavatina “Casta Diva” (Concertina)
17Norma : Scena a Cavatina “Casta Diva” (Concertina & Piano)
22“In My Own Sweet Native Vale” – A. Lee
22“Come O’er the Moonlit Sea”
23The Bride by S. Nelson
23The Pilot by S. Nelson
24Annan Polka
25The Real Schottische
26The Ivy Green – H. Russell
27I’m Afloat – H. Russell
29The Aurora Waltz
30Russian Air
30Buona Notte
30Sicilian Air
30Bohemian Melody
30Rousseau’s Dream
30Portuguese Air
31Le Carnival de Venise
31New Gallopade
31Grand March
31Swiss Air
32Castanet Dance – Auber
32Non Più Mesta – Rossini
32The Greenwood Tree – Rossini
32La Biondina
33The Bell Waltz – Paganini
33Tyrolese Song of Liberty
33Air – Paganini
33Tu Vedrai (from “Il Pirata”) – Bellini
33Gypsy Dance – Weber
34Prelude in the Key of A minor
34Savoyard Air
34Prelude in the Key of G major
34French Air
34Air
35Russian Hymn
35Sul Margine
35We’re A’Noddin – Scotch Air
35Duncan Gray – Scotch Air
35Leiber Augustine
36Woodman Spare that Tree
36Auld Robin Gray
36Prelude in the Key of E minor
36Roslin Castle
37Prelude in the Key of D major
37Eveleen’s Bower
37Carnival of Venice
37Prelude in the Key of B minor
37Of Noble Race Was Shenkin – Welsh Air
38Prelude in the Key of A major
38Ma Normandie
38Air in “La Pre aux Clere”
38Prelude in the Key of E major
38Gavot in “Achille”
39Swiss Air
39Prelude in the Key of F major
39Gentil Houssard
39Bohemian Air
39Life Let Us Cherish
40Prelude in the Key of D minor
40O Ma Tender Musette
40Prelude in the Key of Bb major
40Rousseau’s Dream
40Prelude in the Key of G minor
40John Anderson My Jo (ed: Joy?) – Scotch Air
41Prelude in the Key of Eb major
41O Nos Galen – Welsh Air
41Prelude in the Key of C minor
41Scandinavian Air
41Prelude in the Key of Ab major
41Air Siciliano
42Preludes
44Exercises in C
45Exercises in G
46Exercises in D
46Exercises in A
47Exercises in E
47Exercises in F
48Exercises in Bb
48Exercises in Eb
49Apoggiaturas, Turns, and other Grace Notes and Embellishments
57On Triplets and Sestriplets
58Major Scales in Thirds, Sixths, Octaves and Tenths
62Exercise on Holding Notes with a Moving Passage
65Exercises on Chords
68Appendix: New System of Fingering
70Dictionary of Musical Terms

A conversation about this collection on concertina.net spans several years and can be read at: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10231&st=0

A huge thanks to Alan Day for sharing this precious concertina music collection.

2021 update: Thanks to Alan Day, the ICA now has a full copy of the book. This adds another 70 pages to the current showing. The ICA has straightened and cleaned the remaining pages and made them available above.