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A Collection of New Songs Composed by An African. Humbly Inscribed to the Honble. Mrs James Brudenell by her most humble Devoted and obedient Servant, The Author  

Ignatius Sancho's Music

Ignatius Sancho published four collections of music during his lifetime. Here are just three of his pieces. Click on them for the full score (and please let me know if you plan a performance).

  Les Contes Des Fees (58k)
From: Minuets, Cotillons & Country Dances (c.1767)

Sweetest Bard (208k)
From: A Collection of New Songs (1769)

  Friendship Source of Joy (190k)
From: A Collection of New Songs (1769)

As part of the Museum of Richmond's exhibition on the Slave Trade in 2007, Paul Freeman performed and recorded electronic instrumental versions of some of Sancho's songs and dances. You can listen to them here.

A recording, Minuets & Optional Dances is availble on the Aacms label, played by the Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra conducted by Janise White. It can be downloaded from iTunes, or from Amazon.

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* This page last updated 14 October 2016 *