Andre, major John 2.may.1750-2.oct.1780 England, London - USA NY, Tappan
16.may.1750 baptized at St Martin Orgars French Huguenot Church in London, able singer and writer of verses, 2.apr.1771 entered the British Army as lieutenant, from 1775 involved in the American Revolution (1775-1783), 1778 awarded the rank of major, 2.oct.1780 hanged as a spy by the Continental Army for assisting Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of fort West Point New York to the British ; son of merchant Anthony Andre (Switzerland, Geneva 1717-14.apr.1769 London Clapton) and Marie Louise Girardot (France, Paris 1721-22.feb.1813 England, Bath)

Title Parts

[] Return enraptured hours, a favorite sonnet
composed by Major Andre during his confinement [RISM A/1]
words and music by Major Andre
pub Longman & Broderip, London 1785/1790
pub P. Weldon, New York
pub Carr & Co., Philadelphia
ms Eben Irving 1796, Sleepy Hollow Restorations, Tarrytown NY
ms Eleazar Cary 1797, Connecticut Historical Society, Mansfield

[] On guard "Steh ich in finstrer mitternacht". Song
Illustrated popular songs no.21. by John Andre
pub G. Andre & Co., 1104 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
pub Johann Andre, Offenbach 1864

[] A song
composed by Major Andre
ms Henry Brown 1797, New York Historical Society

[] Damon to Delia
words by Major Andre
ms Wilkes Allen 1790, Library of Congress, Washington 

[] Ah Delia, see the fatal hour
composed by Major Andre
said to be written by Major Andre to Miss Polly Grant of London
ms Ishmael Spicer 1797, Connecticut Historical Society, Chatham

[] Ciel o ciel, quel supplice infame (Heaven o heaven, what torture infame). Air du Major Andre. Soprano and piano
avec accompt. de guittare par M. Ducray
verses on the death of Major John Andre
the ms of this Aria is from the collection of Andre Meyer (1898-1979)
words and music are wrongly attributed to Major John Andre because of the subtitle or because Andre Meyer was erroneously read as Major Andre
pub Au Palais Royal chez les freres Savigny, Paris ?1788
ms University of Oxford, England
ms Glasgow University Scotland

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