Penn Library Department of Special Collections

William Penn

Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

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Philadelphia Composers: Charles Frederic Hupfield (Hupfeld) (1787-1864)

Charles Frederic Hupfield, violinist, conductor, and composer, was born in Germany. and emigrated to Baltimore in 1799. He conducted performances of excerpts from Handel's Messiah and Haydn's Creation with the Baltimore Handelian Society. In 1812 he moved to Philadelphia where he performed as violin soloist and as a member of chamber ensembles. He was one of the original twelve musical directors of the Musical Fund Society when it was founded in 1820. Hupfield served as the society's principal conductor from 1827 to 1845.

Compositions by Hupfield in the Collection

Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.Illustration
Box 4
no. 36
A Favorite Waltz with Variations for the Piano Forte / composed and dedicated to Miss Mary Livingston Greenleaf by C. F. Hupfeld Philadelphia : A. Bacon, 1817 63 None


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