In 1827, when Clara Fisher crossed the Atlantic and arrived in New York at the age of sixteen, she delighted audiences both with her skillful acting and delightful singing voice. I came across the sheet music for three songs from the actress’s extensive repertoire in the collections of the New-York Historical Society and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Thanks to singer Jonelle Sills and accompanist Jon Suncuaco for bringing these songs to life again at a December 2015 recording session.
Song 1: “Wilt thou meet me there Love.” Composed by B. Hime.
Song 2: “The Merry Mountain Horn.” Composed by Henry R. Bishop.
Song 3: “I Have Fruit, I Have Flowers.” Composed by Joseph Augustine Wade, Esq.