Philip Antony Corri (a.k.a. Arthur Clifton):

details of selected works


Complete Piano Music

La Morte di Dussek

Piano Sampler

 

Complete Piano Music

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Volume I.

The Wilderness Sylph (divertisement, 1805); La Giorgiana (andante and rondo, 1807); La Carolina (adagio and rondo, 1808); La Biondina Pensosa (adagio and theme-and-variations, 1808); L'Augurio Felice (sonata, 1808); The Feast of Erin (fantasy on Irish folk songs, 1808); The Terpsichoread (comprising Lord Cathcart's Return, Knowle Park, and The Labyrinth--1808); Roses and Lilies (divertisement, 1808); La Eliza (sonata, 1809).

Volume II.

La Selina (divertisement, 1810); Helicon (divertisement, 1811); The Solitaire (divertisement, 1811); Where the Bee Sucks (intro and rondo on a theme by Arne, 1812); Robin Adair (intro and rondo on the folk song, 1812); Green Grow the Rushes O! (intro and rondo [not the tune we know], 1812); Divertimento alla Montanara (1813); Nos Galan or New Years Night! (intro and rondo on "Deck the Halls," 1813); There's Nae Luck About the House (intro and rondo, 1813); La Gioja (divertisement, 1814).

Volume III.

Six Cottage Divertimentos (1815); Three Divertisements (L'Augusta, La Laura, L'Arabella, 1815); Fantasia in B-Flat (1815); The Casket (6 waltzes, 1816); La Galantina (divertisement, 1816); Halcyon Days (sonata/divertisement, 1816); L'Espérance (divertisement, 1818).

Volume IV (American works, appendices).

Blue Eye'd Mary (theme and variations, 1820); An Original Air (and variations, 1820); Two Waltzes (1820); Danse Champêtre (1820); National Divertimento (on American patriotic songs, 1821); The Mignonette Waltz (and variations, 1823); Bugle and Star Waltzes (2, 1823); Caprice and Return Waltzes (2, 1823); La Fayette's Welcome (march and quickstep, 1824); Riego's Celebrated Quickstep (transcription?, 1824); The Bonnie Boat (and variations, 1828); The Carrollton March (1828); Medley Overture (1831). Appendix 1: Excerpts from Corri/Clifton's piano method, L'Anima di Musica, 1810 (20 Progressive Lessons; 20 Preludes); Appendix 2: 3 Instrumental movements from Corri/Clifton's opera, The Enterprise, 1823 (Overture; Entree March; Ballet).

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Robin Adair

Prelude 13

The Carrollton March


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A Piano Sampler: Five Selections from the Complete Works

This is an introductory volume of Corri/Clifton piano selections for those who want just a taste of his music. Nathan Buckner picked out these five pieces to reflect the full range of the composer's output, to show him at his best, and to form a coherent and pleasing group in their own right.

Prelude 12

Ever wonder how you get from Bach's preludes to Chopin's? Well, here is the missing link.

The Carrollton March

Charles Carroll of Carrollton was a key figure in Maryland revolutionary history, and outlived every other signer of the Declaration of Independence. His last public act was to inaugurate the construction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on July 4, 1828, and this march was written to celebrate the occasion. (Listen to a MIDI file of this piece.)

National Divertimento

The word "national" in an early American musical title was a shorthand way of indicating that "Hail Columbia" and "Yankee Doodle" would be prominently quoted in the work. They are.

Nos Galan or New Year's Night!

A rondo built on the Welsh folk tune that we now know by the name "Deck the Halls."

L'Augusta

Corri's particular specialty as a composer was the piano divertisement , a one~ or two~movement form somewhat less weighty than a sonata, and very popular in England at that time. This fine example features a somber introduction with a cadenza leading into a cheerfully substantial allegro movement.

 

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La Morte di Dussek (1816)

The composer Jan Ladislav Dussek was married to Corri's sister Sophia. Philip Antony probably wrote this "elegiac sonata" shortly after Dussek's death in 1812, but it wasn't published until 1816. It is his only piece in a minor key, and the only one for violin and piano. No mere commemorative throwaway, it is a full-fledged, three-movement sonata of substantial weight, cast in Corri's characteristic, ingratiating style. Corri indicated on his title page that a cello could optionally be used to double the bass line of the piano part (an interesting late remnant of continuo practice), and editor Nathan Buckner has realized an appropriate cello part for those interested in pursuing this option.

 

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