Repertory of the Hutchinson Family: 1840-July 1846
This list has been compiled from the published histories of the Hutchinson Family, sheet music from the period advertised as "Sung by the Hutchinson Family," extant programs, newspaper advertisements, reviews of their concerts, and known first-person accounts. The "uniform" title is the earliest published form. Composer and text attributions are taken from the published music, various songsters published by the Hutchinsons after 1846, advertisements, reviews, or other accounts, roughly in the order of descending trustworthiness. Many of the titles gathered were cryptic; others had several alternate titles; although efforts have been made to ferret out duplication and identify them with "SEE" references, it would be impossible to succeed at this completely.
Information offered here beyond title is certainly not complete, largely because several of the pieces remain unlocated, perhaps hidden away in some still-unexamined glee collection or tunebook, or in another unsearched sheet music collection. Further, conflicting music or text attributions sometimes prevent a final-form entry. Then there are those titles for which multiple songs exist. In those cases I have chosen to cite the most likely composition, based on style and provenance.