Penn Library Department of Special Collections

William Penn

Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

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Philadelphia Composers: James Cox Beckel (1811-1880)

James Cox Beckel, organist and composer, was born in Philadelphia. As an organist he held a variety of positions in Philadelphia churches from 1830 to 1880.

Compositions by Beckel in the Collection

Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.Illustration
Box 13
no. 57
The Battle of Gettysburg, July 3d, 1863 / arranged for the piano by J. C. Beckel Philadelphia : Winner & Co., 1863 None None
Box 15
no. 10
Dead on the Battle Field : in memory of the brave / [words by] M. L. Hofford ; [music by J. C. Beckel] Philadelphia : Marsh, 1862 None Scene of a fallen soldier
Box 14
no. 19
The Flag of My Country / words by David Bates ; music by J. C. Beckel New York : S. T. Gordon, 1863 None Two American flags
Box 16
no. 35
Gen. R. C. Hale's Grand March : introducing the beautiful melody Valley of Chamounix / by J. C. Beckel Philadelphia : Marsh, 1862 None Title ornamented with vines / Geo. Swain
Box 29
no. 28
Oh! Woo Me Not from My Cottage Home / words by Amanda M. Douglass ; music by J. C. Beckel
Series: Beckel's American Ballads, no. 1
Philadelphia : J. C. Andrews, 1851 None A naval officer saying farewell to a woman on shore / Sinclair's Lith.


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