Webbe, Samuel, the Elder (1740-1816)

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Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)

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The Great Man of Glee Composition, with 27 prizes to his credit during the reign of George III...

Items in the Webbe, Samuel, the Elder (1740-1816) Collection

"This gain'd a prize medal 1772", Webbe proudly notes at the top of the score in the printed copy bound into Volume 9 of the Canterbury Cathedral Library's collection. It should come as no surprise, given the seriousness with which such prizes were…

This salutary tale of the hapless Thomas - woefully abused by his wife, but "too proud to take counsel" - is a catch, and may be performed as such; what is offered here, in addition, however, is a gentle arrangement for TTBarB which allows the story…

A song for our times, indeed: a mournful bass solo begins, quasi-recitativo, with a heartfelt lament bewailing the effects of national austerity. The tenors and alto join in, with an ever-so-slightly desperate attempt to cheer the poor man with talk…

One of the best-known 'welcome' catches. Cantuar has often begun a concert with this attention-grabbing ditty.

It begins innocuously enough, but this delightful, short glee by the great Samuel Webbe (the Elder) turns out to be another paean of praise to drinking - a popular theme...