Giulianiad contents

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The Giulianiad was published in London from January 1833 through possibly July 1835. Its editor was not listed in any of the journals but it is fairly well accepted that Ferdinand Pelzer was very involved in the work. There are only two known locations of complete issues of the journal: The British Library and the Appleby Collection at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. There are a number of individual issues in other collections and libraries.

Heck, Thomas. Mauro Giuliani: Virtuoso Guitarist and Composer. Columbus: Editions Orphée, 1995. Appendix V, page 270.

Clarke, Sarah. The Career of Ferdinand Pelzer (1801-1864) in Britain from c.1829 until 1864 with Particular Reference to his Work with the Spanish Guitar and the Singing Class Movement. The Open University, 2011. Unpublished MA dissertation.

Page numbers were printed at the top of the pages and the folio letters were printed at the bottom of the pages.

Vol. 1, No. 1 (folios B,C,D), January 1833
On the capabilities of the guitar3-5
Stanzas “To My Guitar” By a Lady6
On the comparative merits of the piano-forte and guitar, as an accompaniment to the voice9-11
Review of Music (Horetzky)11
Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc.12
No. 1 March1
No. 2 Waltz1
No. 3 Tyrolienne2
No. 4 Ländler2
No. 5 Allegretto. Miss Elizabeth Mounsey3
No. 6 Andantino (listed as by Paganini in Vol. I, No. 4)3
No. 7 Queen of Prussia’s Favorite Waltz4
Solo by Giuliani (from his 3rd Concerto)5
Introduction and Thema by Giuliani6-7
March. Giuliani8
Fair Evening Star. Words by E.J.J., Music by Miss Eliz. Mounsey9-12
Vol. 1, No. 2 (folios E,F,G), February 1833
I do not like the guitar!13-16
Guitar Song. By Mrs. L. Miles17
The Westminster Review and the Guitar18-20
The Farewell Gift21
Review of Music (Neuland, Nuske, Horetzky, Eulenstein, Giuliani, Horetzky, Smith)22-23
Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc.24
No. 1 Quick March13
No. 2 Aussitot que: La Lumiere14
No. 3 Air Montagnard14
No. 4 Danse Favorite du Ballet D’arsene14
No. 5 Waltz. Giuliani15
No. 6 My Lodging is on the Cold Ground15
No. 7 J. Rousseau (listed as Rousseau’s Dream in Vol. I, No. 4)16
No. 8 (listed as The Captive Knight to His Guitar in Vol. I, No. 4)16
Andante Maestoso. F. Sor17
Andante Pastorale. F. Sor18-19
(vocal work)20-21
Why my heart. Words by W. Ball, Music by C.M. Von Weber22-23
Waltz (Sor)24
Vol. 1, No. 3 (folios H,I,K), March 1833
Horace’s Cithara or Guitar25-26
Sing To Thy Sweet Guitar. W. Hall29
The Fancy Ball. A Fragment. By Mrs. L. Miles30-31
Interesting Musical Facts (From Gardiner’s Music of Nature.)32
Review of Music (Horetzky, Sagrini/Osborne, Giuliani, Nuske)33-34
Foreign Musical News. Constantinople. Paris.34-35
Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc.36
No. 1 Theme. J. Kreutzer25-26
No. 2 Galopade26
No. 327
No. 427
No. 528
No. 6 Berton28
Fröhlich und wohlgemuth29
Theme. M. Giuliani30-31
Thema. F. Sor31
The Captive, to his Guitar. Words by W. Ball32-33
La smorfia sella. F. Bianchi34-35
Der Frühlings Abend36
Vol. 1, No. 4 (folios L,M), April 1833
Observations on the music of the first number of the Giulianiad. The music of the second number. The music of the third number. Observations on the music of the present number (four).37
On public performances on the guitar38-40
Review of Music (Neuland, Neuland)41
The Minstrels Lay41
Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc.42
No. 1 Andantino. F. Sor (from Op. 35)37
No. 2 Larghetto (from Sor’s Op. 35)37
No. 3 Swiss waltz38
No. 4 Galopade38
No. 5 German Air38
No. 6 Waltz. M. Giuliani39
No. 7 Monferrino (Giuliani)39
God Save the King. By J. Kreutzer40
I Hail Thee in Thy Beauty. The Words by W. Ball41
Tempo di Minuetto. Composed for and presented to the Editor of this Work by J. W. Millais.42
The Alpin Sanger (The Original Air)42
The Favorite Allemande from the Pantomime “The Magic Scissars”43
Le Souvenir du Pays. Tyrolienne. Musique d’Amédée de Beauplan44-45
Le petit Tambour46-47
“My Heard is with Thee!” The Music by C.M. Weber. The words by W. Ball.48
Vol. 1, No. 5 (folios E, E2), July 1833 (based on published concert dates and a reference in the Morning Post July 25, 1833)
To the Editor of the Giulianiad43
The ΚΙΘΑΡΑ of the Ancients – The Modern Guitar43
Guitar professors, and guitar makers and sellers.44-45
Public Concerts46-50
“She is Lovely as the Morning” El inocente pastor. Composed by Don F. del Busto. The words by W. Ball49
Grand Variations On the French Air Partant pour la syrie Composed by Mauro Giuliani. Op. 10450-55
Thema by Mozart. Arranged for the Guitar with Variations by J. A. Nuske56-57
Gebet Während der Schlacht. Prayer During the Battle. Translated from the German of Theodore Koerner by W. Ball58-59
“Homeward I Hasten” (German Air) The Words by W. Ball60
Vol. 1, No. 6 (folios F, F2), October 1833 (based on death of Sir John Stevenson and Worcester Music Meeting dates)
Instructions to My Daughter for playing on the Enharmonic Guitar, by a Member of the University of Cambridge. Goulding and D’Almaine51-53
Review of Music (Pelzer, Neuland, Neuland, Neuland, Huerta, Pratten, Kuczynski, Giuliani)53-55
Foreign guitar makers and English music sellers56-57
Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc.58
Opinions of the Press on “The Giulianiad”59
(ad) Giuliani’s Third Concerto60
Fantasia by M. Giuliani. Opera 6261-67
Divertimento. Composed by J.A. Nuske68
Thema di Mozart68-69
“Gone Down is the Sun” Canzonet by Donald Walker70-71
The Spring Song of the Poles. In 1831. The Words by W. Ball72
The Wish. The Words by W. Ball. Composed by W. Neuland73
The Old Warrior to His Son. The Words by W. Ball74-75
The Hermit’s Even Song. The Words by W. Ball76
Vol. 2, No. 7, January 1834 (reference in The Figaro January 25, 1834)
My Home in the Forest. The Words by W. Ball. German Air.77
La Sentinelle With Variations. Op. 91. Composed by M. Giuliani78-83
Der Todtengräber. “Strew, with me, those tribute roses”. The English Words by W. Ball. German Air.84-85
“If you’re cashless, now-a-days.” “Sans argent, comptant.” Tyrolienne. The English Words by W. Ball. Music by Weber.86-87
“Sie ging zum. Sontag’s Tanze.” The Linden Tree. The English Words by W. Ball. German Air.88-89
May Morn. The Words by W. Ball. The Melody by Mozart.90-91
“Time is Speeding.” Canzonent. The English Words by W. Ball. Music by I.C.T. Muneke92
Minuetto. Composed by W. Matiegka.93
Vol. 2, No. 8
Con quell’ occhietto. Blangini.96-97
Sereny. Spanish Song98-99
Spanish Waltz99
Hope told a flatt’ring tale100-101
Al tempo felice101
Du! Du!102-103
Andante con var. par F. Calegari104-107
“Let my lot rest unknown” The song of Kosciusko. The Words by W. Ball. Arranged by Mrs. Davies.108-109
The Swiss Boy110
Non più mesta110
Vol. 2, No. 9
Memory. The Words by W. Ball111
“Dost thou remember him?” Duett. From a German Opera, on the Subject of Kosciusko. Arranged by Mrs. Davies.112-114
“Al tempo felice.” Italian Air.115
“Midnight is here!” Notturno. For Two Voices. The Words by W. Ball116-117
The Song of Joseph. Music by Mehul. The Words by W. Ball118-119
German Air with Variations by F. Pelzer120-126
Vol. 2, No. 10, (wrappers state “This Work is now Published Quarterly, viz., on the 1st of January, 1st of April, 1st of July, and 1st of October.” – exact publish dates unknown)
The absent one. W. Ball127
Faintly when dies the vesper sound. W. Ball128-129
The Water Party. Die Schiffahrt. Hurka.130-131
Les Adieux à la Suisse. Composée par Bruguière.132-133
Thema. Secondo. F. Horetzky134
Thema. Primo. F. Horetzky135
Rondino. M. Giuliani.136-137
Larghetto Amoroso. F. Carulli.138-139
The Castle. The Music by Pacini. The Words by W. Ball.140-141
Theme. F. Carulli.142
Vol. 2, No. 11
“Sweet, Good-night!” Serenade. The Words by Wm. Ball143
“Oh! Cease, love, to grieve thee.” Arietta. The Words by William Ball144-145
The Minstrel’s Home. Song. Styrian Air. The Words by William Ball146-147
Extract from Lagnani [Legnani]. Op. 64.148-150
German Air151
“Ye Happy ones!” A Song. By a Lady.152-153
“Minnesold.” (German)154
Exercises, or Solfeggi for The Voice and Guitar.155-158
Vol. 2, No. 12
“Softly fall the dew’s of night” Wiener. The Words by Miss M.L. Baillie159
Extract from Horetzki’s Op. 16160-163
“The Soldier’s Flask.” “Die Flasche.” German. The Words by W. Ball.164-165
Yes, these are the meadows. Composed by John Parry.166-167
The Deceived. German. The Words by W. Ball168-169
“Angel of Peace.” Hungarian Air. The Words by W. Ball.170
O Listen, Listen, Lovers!171-173
Veneziana Air174
Vol. 3, No. 13, (possibly July 1835)
“Why should I seek another land” The Words by W. Ball175
The Favorite Reichstadt Waltz176
German Air179
“Oh! Lady, ask me not, I pray.” Signr. Lanza.180-183
Le Retour de Pierre184-185
“My Sister Jane!” J. Valentine186-187
The Ruined Home. The Words by W. Ball188-189
Rondo. By Giuliani190-194
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Kenneth Sparr · February 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm

My copy of The Giulianiad comprises pages 1-110. More interesting is perhaps that it contains a hand written autograph (?) piece of music, a Polish March for guitar, signed by F. Pelzer 39 Great Portland Street. This copy of The Giulianiad has belonged to a Eliza Jennings. Maybe a pupil to Ferdinand Pelzer!

Sam Desmet · April 13, 2014 at 9:23 pm


I am currently doing research for my treatise on piano-guitar repertoire and would be very interested in looking at some issues of the Giulianiad. Especially the following:

Vol 1: On the comparative merits of the piano-forte and guitar, as an accompaniment to the voice

Vol 2, nr. 11: Exercises, or Solfeggi for The Voice and Guitar.

Is there any way I can find a copy or digital form of this? Any help is much appreciated.


Niel Shalom · February 28, 2016 at 3:39 am

I’m interested to buy some of these magazines…

    Robert Coldwell · February 28, 2016 at 10:44 am

    The Giulianiad is extremely rare. I’m only aware of a few individual issues in private hands. There are only two known bound volumes that are in London libraries. A few journals have had facsimiles of some stories: Soundboard Vol.1 No.4 1974 and Guitar Review No.18 1955.

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