Penn Library Department of Special Collections

William Penn

Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

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Philadelphia Composers: Peter Gilles (1776-1839)

Peter Gilles, violoncellist and composer, emigrated to the United States from France with his father, oboist Peter Gilles Sr., and his brother, oboist and composer Henri Noël Gilles (1778-1834). Gilles was active as a performer in Philadelphia and was one of the original twelve directors of the Musical Fund Society.

Compositions by Gilles in the Collection

Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.Illustration
Box 4
no. 16b
La bergère d'elaissêe : romance de Mr. ... : varieê pour la voix avec accompagnement de piano et dêdiêe a Mlle. Louisa Brugiere / par P. Gilles Philadelphia : P. Gilles, 1822 None None


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