Smith, John Stafford (1750-1836)

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Smith, John Stafford
(1750-1836)

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The words of this piece first appeared in 1694 in a play by Thomas D'Urfey called "The Comical History of Don Quixote". Purcell was amongst the distinguished musicians who contributed music; this song was set by John Eccles. The sentiment is similar…

This is the glee which - according to Smith himself - should have won the Prize Medal in 1782. We know this because his fellow-composer, R.J.S. Stevens, records with some surprise in his memoirs the fact that he won the medal that year, for "See,…

One is left to guess at the activity which kept poor Sally so preoccupied...