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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 Unpublished MA dissertation.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
Introduction 1-2
On the capabilities of the guitar 3-5
Stanzas “To My Guitar” By a Lady 6
Giuliani 7-8
On the comparative merits of the piano-forte and guitar, as an accompaniment to the voice 9-11
Review of Music (Horetzky) 11
Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc. 12
No. 1 March 1
No. 2 Waltz 1
No. 3 Tyrolienne 2
No. 4 Ländler 2
No. 5 Allegretto. Miss Elizabeth Mounsey 3
No. 6 Andantino (listed as by Paganini in Vol. I, No. 4) 3
No. 7 Queen of Prussia’s Favorite Waltz 4
Solo by Giuliani (from his 3rd Concerto) 5
Introduction and Thema by Giuliani 6-7
March. Giuliani 8
Fair Evening Star. Words by E.J.J., Music by Miss Eliz. Mounsey 9-12
Vol. 1, No. 2 (folios E,F,G), February 1833
I do not like the guitar! 13-16
Guitar Song. By Mrs. L. Miles 17
The Westminster Review and the Guitar 18-20
The Farewell Gift 21
Review of Music (Neuland, Nuske, Horetzky, Eulenstein, Giuliani, Horetzky, Smith) 22-23
Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc. 24
No. 1 Quick March 13
No. 2 Aussitot que: La Lumiere 14
No. 3 Air Montagnard 14
No. 4 Danse Favorite du Ballet D’arsene 14
No. 5 Waltz. Giuliani 15
No. 6 My Lodging is on the Cold Ground 15
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. Sor 17
Andante Pastorale. F. Sor 18-19
(vocal work) 20-21
Why my heart. Words by W. Ball, Music by C.M. Von Weber 22-23
Waltz (Sor) 24
Vol. 1, No. 3 (folios H,I,K), March 1833
Horace’s Cithara or Guitar 25-26
Sor 27-28
Sing To Thy Sweet Guitar. W. Hall 29
The Fancy Ball. A Fragment. By Mrs. L. Miles 30-31
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. Kreutzer 25-26
No. 2 Galopade 26
No. 3 27
No. 4 27
No. 5 28
No. 6 Berton 28
Fröhlich und wohlgemuth 29
Theme. M. Giuliani 30-31
Thema. F. Sor 31
The Captive, to his Guitar. Words by W. Ball 32-33
La smorfia sella. F. Bianchi 34-35
Der Frühlings Abend 36
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 guitar 38-40
Review of Music (Neuland, Neuland) 41
The Minstrels Lay 41
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 waltz 38
No. 4 Galopade 38
No. 5 German Air 38
No. 6 Waltz. M. Giuliani 39
No. 7 Monferrino (Giuliani) 39
God Save the King. By J. Kreutzer 40
I Hail Thee in Thy Beauty. The Words by W. Ball 41
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
Waltz 43
Le Souvenir du Pays. Tyrolienne. Musique d’Amédée de Beauplan 44-45
Le petit Tambour 46-47
“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 Giulianiad 43
The ΚΙΘΑΡΑ of the Ancients – The Modern Guitar 43
Guitar professors, and guitar makers and sellers. 44-45
Public Concerts 46-50
“She is Lovely as the Morning” El inocente pastor. Composed by Don F. del Busto. The words by W. Ball 49
Grand Variations On the French Air Partant pour la syrie Composed by Mauro Giuliani. Op. 104 50-55
Thema by Mozart. Arranged for the Guitar with Variations by J. A. Nuske 56-57
Gebet Während der Schlacht. Prayer During the Battle. Translated from the German of Theodore Koerner by W. Ball 58-59
“Homeward I Hasten” (German Air) The Words by W. Ball 60
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’Almaine 51-53
Review of Music (Pelzer, Neuland, Neuland, Neuland, Huerta, Pratten, Kuczynski, Giuliani) 53-55
Foreign guitar makers and English music sellers 56-57
Musical Intelligence, Chit-Chat, etc. 58
Opinions of the Press on “The Giulianiad” 59
(ad) Giuliani’s Third Concerto 60
Fantasia by M. Giuliani. Opera 62 61-67
Divertimento. Composed by J.A. Nuske 68
Thema di Mozart 68-69
“Gone Down is the Sun” Canzonet by Donald Walker 70-71
The Spring Song of the Poles. In 1831. The Words by W. Ball 72
The Wish. The Words by W. Ball. Composed by W. Neuland 73
The Old Warrior to His Son. The Words by W. Ball 74-75
The Hermit’s Even Song. The Words by W. Ball 76
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. Giuliani 78-83
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. Muneke 92
Minuetto. Composed by W. Matiegka. 93
Vol. 2, No. 8
Galopade 95
Con quell’ occhietto. Blangini. 96-97
Sereny. Spanish Song 98-99
Spanish Waltz 99
Hope told a flatt’ring tale 100-101
Al tempo felice 101
Du! Du! 102-103
Andante con var. par F. Calegari 104-107
“Let my lot rest unknown” The song of Kosciusko. The Words by W. Ball. Arranged by Mrs. Davies. 108-109
The Swiss Boy 110
Non più mesta 110
Vol. 2, No. 9
Memory. The Words by W. Ball 111
“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. Ball 116-117
The Song of Joseph. Music by Mehul. The Words by W. Ball 118-119
German Air with Variations by F. Pelzer 120-126
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. Ball 127
Faintly when dies the vesper sound. W. Ball 128-129
The Water Party. Die Schiffahrt. Hurka. 130-131
Les Adieux à la Suisse. Composée par Bruguière. 132-133
Thema. Secondo. F. Horetzky 134
Thema. Primo. F. Horetzky 135
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. Ball 143
“Oh! Cease, love, to grieve thee.” Arietta. The Words by William Ball 144-145
The Minstrel’s Home. Song. Styrian Air. The Words by William Ball 146-147
Extract from Lagnani [Legnani]. Op. 64. 148-150
German Air 151
“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. Baillie 159
Extract from Horetzki’s Op. 16 160-163
“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. Ball 168-169
“Angel of Peace.” Hungarian Air. The Words by W. Ball. 170
O Listen, Listen, Lovers! 171-173
Veneziana Air 174
Vol. 3, No. 13, (possibly July 1835)
“Why should I seek another land” The Words by W. Ball 175
The Favorite Reichstadt Waltz 176
Marcia 177
Galoppade 178
German Air 179
“Oh! Lady, ask me not, I pray.” Signr. Lanza. 180-183
Le Retour de Pierre 184-185
“My Sister Jane!” J. Valentine 186-187
The Ruined Home. The Words by W. Ball 188-189
Rondo. By Giuliani 190-194
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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!

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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