Sanderson, James (1769-1841)
A Series of Popular Airs with Variations for the Violin with an Accompaniment for a Second Violin Composed and Dedicated to N. Mori, Esqre. by Ja. Sanderson, No. 2. Op. 53. [Kinloch of Kinloch]Clementi: London, [after 1821]. Pl.n: n.p.n. Folio. 6 + 2 pp. Pages browned with untrimmed tattered edges but broad margins leave musical text completely intact, title page attached with hinges, otherwise very good.
Two separate violin parts. Watermark: 1821. Sanderson was a violinist and conductor in the London theater who in 1812 adapted a Scottish folk melody for use with words from Sir Walter Scott's "Lady of the Lake" to create "Hail to the Chief." It was published in the US during the War of 1812 and gained some popularity then, but only later became defined as the official musical tribute to the US President, with different lyrics.MUS-06475$100