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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 Unpublished MA dissertation.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.

British Library (bound), Appleby (bound), Sparr, RAM (Spencer)111833/1folios B, C, D1-2 – Introduction
3-5 – On the capabilities of the guitar
6 – Stanzas "To My Guitar" By a Lady
7-8 – Giuliani
9-11 – On the comparative merits of the piano-forte and guitar, as an accompaniment to the voice
11 – Review of Music (Horetzky)
12 – Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc.

1 – No. 1 March
1 – No. 2 Waltz
2 – No. 3 Tyrolienne
2 – No. 4 Ländler
3 – No. 5 Allegretto. Miss Elizabeth Mounsey
3 – No. 6 Andantino (listed as by Paganini in Vol. I, No. 4)
4 – No. 7 Queen of Prussia's Favorite Waltz
5 – Solo by Giuliani (from his 3rd Concerto)
6-7 – Introduction and Thema by Giuliani
8 – March. Giuliani
9-12 – Fair Evening Star. Words by E.J.J., Music by Miss Eliz. Mounsey
British Library (bound), Appleby (bound/loose), Sparr121833/2folios E, F, G13-16 – I do not like the guitar!
17 – Guitar Song. By Mrs. L. Miles
18-20 – The Westminster Review and the Guitar
21 – The Farewell Gift
22-23 – Review of Music (Neuland, Nuske, Horetzky, Eulenstein, Giuliani, Horetzky, Smith)
24 – Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc.

13 – No. 1 Quick March
14 – No. 2 Aussitot que: La Lumiere
14 – No. 3 Air Montagnard
14 – No. 4 Danse Favorite du Ballet D'arsene
15 – No. 5 Waltz. Giuliani
15 – No. 6 My Lodging is on the Cold Ground
16 – 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)
17 – Andante Maestoso. F. Sor
18-19 – Andante Pastorale. F. Sor
20-21 – (vocal work)
22-23 – Why my heart. Words by W. Ball, Music by C.M. Von Weber
24 – Waltz (Sor)
British Library (bound/loose), Appleby (bound), NYPL, Sparr, RAM (Spencer)131833/3folios H, I, K25-26 – Horace’s Cithara or Guitar
27-28 – Sor
29 – Sing To Thy Sweet Guitar. W. Hall
30-31 – The Fancy Ball. A Fragment. By Mrs. L. Miles
32 – Interesting Musical Facts (From Gardiner’s Music of Nature.)
33-34 – Review of Music (Horetzky, Sagrini/Osborne, Giuliani, Nuske)
34-35 – Foreign Musical News. Constantinople. Paris.
36 – Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc.

25-26 – No. 1 Theme. J. Kreutzer
26 – No. 2 Galopade
27 – No. 3
27 – No. 4
28 – No. 5
28 – No. 6 Berton
29 – Fröhlich und wohlgemuth
30-31 – Theme. M. Giuliani
31 – Thema. F. Sor
32-33 – The Captive, to his Guitar. Words by W. Ball
34-35 – La smorfia sella. F. Bianchi
36 – Der Frühlings Abend
British Library (bound/loose), Appleby (bound), Sparr141833/4folios L, M37 – 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).
28-40 – On public performances on the guitar
41 – Review of Music (Neuland, Neuland)
41 – The Minstrels Lay
42 – Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc.

37 – No. 1 Andantino. F. Sor (from Op. 35)
37 – No. 2 Larghetto (from Sor’s Op. 35)
38 – No. 3 Swiss waltz
38 – No. 4 Galopade
38 – No. 5 German Air
39 – No. 6 Waltz. M. Giuliani
39 – No. 7 Monferrino (Giuliani)
40 – God Save the King. By J. Kreutzer
41 – I Hail Thee in Thy Beauty. The Words by W. Ball
42 – Tempo di Minuetto. Composed for and presented to the Editor of this Work by J. W. Millais.
42 – The Alpin Sanger (The Original Air)
43 – The Favorite Allemande from the Pantomime “The Magic Scissars”
43 – Waltz
44-45 – Le Souvenir du Pays. Tyrolienne. Musique d’Amédée de Beauplan
46-47 – Le petit Tambour
48 – “My Heard is with Thee!” The Music by C.M. Weber. The words by W. Ball.
British Library (bound), Appleby (bound), Sparr151833/7folios E, E2
date based on published concert dates and a reference in the Morning Post July 25, 1833
43 – To the Editor of the Giulianiad
43 – The ΚΙΘΑΡΑ of the Ancients – The Modern Guitar
44-45 – Guitar professors, and guitar makers and sellers.
46-50 – Public Concerts

49 – “She is Lovely as the Morning” El inocente pastor. Composed by Don F. del Busto. The words by W. Ball
50-55 – Grand Variations On the French Air Partant pour la syrie Composed by Mauro Giuliani. Op. 104
56-57 – Thema by Mozart. Arranged for the Guitar with Variations by J. A. Nuske
58-59 – Gebet Während der Schlacht. Prayer During the Battle. Translated from the German of Theodore Koerner by W. Ball
60 – “Homeward I Hasten” (German Air) The Words by W. Ball
British Library (bound/loose), Appleby (bound), Sparr161833/10folios F, F2
date based on death of Sir John Stevenson and Worcester Music Meeting dates
51-53 – Instructions to My Daughter for playing on the Enharmonic Guitar, by a Member of the University of Cambridge. Goulding and D’Almaine
53-55 – Review of Music (Pelzer, Neuland, Neuland, Neuland, Huerta, Pratten, Kuczynski, Giuliani)
56-57 – Foreign guitar makers and English music sellers
58 – Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc.
59 – Opinions of the Press on “The Giulianiad”
60 – (ad) Giuliani’s Third Concerto

61-67 – Fantasia by M. Giuliani. Opera 62
68 – Divertimento. Composed by J.A. Nuske
68-69 – Thema di Mozart
70-71 – “Gone Down is the Sun” Canzonet by Donald Walker
72 – The Spring Song of the Poles. In 1831. The Words by W. Ball
73 – The Wish. The Words by W. Ball. Composed by W. Neuland
74-75 – The Old Warrior to His Son. The Words by W. Ball
76 – The Hermit’s Even Song. The Words by W. Ball
British Library (bound), Appleby (bound), Sparr171834/1date reference in The Figaro January 25, 1834Music:
77 – My Home in the Forest. The Words by W. Ball. German Air.
78-83 – La Sentinelle With Variations. Op. 91. Composed by M. Giuliani
84-85 – Der Todtengräber. “Strew, with me, those tribute roses”. The English Words by W. Ball. German Air.
86-87 – “If you’re cashless, now-a-days.” “Sans argent, comptant.” Tyrolienne. The English Words by W. Ball. Music by Weber.
88-89 – “Sie ging zum. Sontag’s Tanze.” The Linden Tree. The English Words by W. Ball. German Air.
90-91 – May Morn. The Words by W. Ball. The Melody by Mozart.
92 – “Time is Speeding.” Canzonent. The English Words by W. Ball. Music by I.C.T. Muneke
93 – Minuetto. Composed by W. Matiegka.
British Library (bound), Appleby (bound), Sparr281834/4Mentioned in True Sun on November 26, 1834Music:
95 – Galopade
96-97 – Con quell’ occhietto. Blangini.
98-99 – Sereny. Spanish Song
99 – Spanish Waltz
100-101 – Hope told a flatt’ring tale
101 – Al tempo felice
102 – Du! Du!
103 – Andante con var. par F. Calegari
108-109 – “Let my lot rest unknown” The song of Kosciusko. The Words by W. Ball. Arranged by Mrs. Davies.
110 – The Swiss Boy
110 – Non più mesta
British Library (bound/loose), Appleby (bound)291834/7Mentioned in True Sun on November 26, 1834Music:
111 – Memory. The Words by W. Ball
112-114 – “Dost thou remember him?” Duett. From a German Opera, on the Subject of Kosciusko. Arranged by Mrs. Davies.
115 – “Al tempo felice.” Italian Air.
116-117 – “Midnight is here!” Notturno. For Two Voices. The Words by W. Ball
118-119 – The Song of Joseph. Music by Mehul. The Words by W. Ball
120-126 – German Air with Variations by F. Pelzer
British Library (bound/loose), Appleby (bound)2101834/10wrappers state "This Work is now Published Quarterly, viz., on the 1st of January, 1st of April, 1st of July, and 1st of October." Mentioned in True Sun on November 26, 1834Music:
127 – The absent one. W. Ball
128-129 – Faintly when dies the vesper sound. W. Ball
130-131 – The Water Party. Die Schiffahrt. Hurka.
132-133 – Les Adieux à la Suisse. Composée par Bruguière.
134 – Thema. Secondo. F. Horetzky
135 – Thema. Primo. F. Horetzky
136-137 – Rondino. M. Giuliani.
138-139 – Larghetto Amoroso. F. Carulli.
140-141 – The Castle. The Music by Pacini. The Words by W. Ball.
142 – Theme. F. Carulli.
British Library (bound), Appleby (bound)2111835/1Based on number 10 wrapper publishing schedule.Music:
143 – “Sweet, Good-night!” Serenade. The Words by Wm. Ball
144-145 – “Oh! Cease, love, to grieve thee.” Arietta. The Words by William Ball
146-147 – The Minstrel’s Home. Song. Styrian Air. The Words by William Ball
148-150 – Extract from Lagnani [Legnani]. Op. 64.
151 – German Air
152-153 – “Ye Happy ones!” A Song. By a Lady.
154 – “Minnesold.” (German)
155-158 – Exercises, or Solfeggi for The Voice and Guitar.
British Library (bound), Appleby (bound)2121835/4Based on number 10 wrapper publishing schedule.Music:
159 – “Softly fall the dew’s of night” Wiener. The Words by Miss M.L. Baillie
160-163 – Extract from Horetzki’s Op. 16
164-165 – “The Soldier’s Flask.” “Die Flasche.” German. The Words by W. Ball.
166-167 – Yes, these are the meadows. Composed by John Parry.
168-169 – The Deceived. German. The Words by W. Ball
170 – “Angel of Peace.” Hungarian Air. The Words by W. Ball.
171-173 – O Listen, Listen, Lovers!
174 – Veneziana Air
British Library (bound), Appleby (bound)3131835/7Based on number 10 wrapper publishing schedule.Music:
175 – “Why should I seek another land” The Words by W. Ball
176 – The Favorite Reichstadt Waltz
177 – Marcia
178 – Galoppade
179 – German Air
180-183 – “Oh! Lady, ask me not, I pray.” Signr. Lanza.
184-185 – Le Retour de Pierre
186-187 – “My Sister Jane!” J. Valentine
188-189 – The Ruined Home. The Words by W. Ball
190-194 – Rondo. By Giuliani
Categories: Journals


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!

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.

      Marco V. Bazzotti · December 12, 2022 at 1:54 am

      Robert, some facsimiles appeared also as attachments in the Italian journal “il Fronimo” in the years 2001-2 (in 6 detached booklets, last in issue no. 120).

        Robert Coldwell · December 12, 2022 at 11:34 pm

        Thank you for pointing this out. I have 3 inserts and the only facsimile part is the music. Mostly they are text translations into Italian. This is what I have: insert N. 1 (in issue n. 105, January 1999), insert N. 2 (in issue n. 107, July 1999), insert N. 6 (in issue n. 120, October 2002). I don’t see mentions of the other inserts in the editorial. If you have information on the issues where inserts N. 3-5 were attached then I will add all the details to the catalog.

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