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Composer Description
Harington, Henry
(1727-1816)
Catch 3 (or 4) voices None
Atterbury, Luffman
(1735-96)
Catch 3 (or 4/5/6) voices The political figures of the late 18th and early 19th centuries enjoyed no greater respect then…
Hutcheson, Francis (aka Francis Ireland)
(1720-80)
Catch 3 voices None
Baildon, Joseph
(1727-1774)
Catch 3 voices The scene is, clearly, the Houses of Parliament; the characters, equally clearly, are our elected…
Harington, Henry
(1727-1816)
Catch 3 voices Harington is making a witty point here about the difficulties of singing a catch: since every…
Atterbury, Luffman
(1735-96)
Catch 3 voices None
Hilton, John
(1599-1657)
Catch 3 voices It has to be admitted that the world of the catch was essentially a male environment, so it surely…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Catch 3 voices One of the best-known 'welcome' catches. Cantuar has often begun a concert with this…
Baildon, Joseph
(1727-1774)
Catch 3 voices Delightful word-play is a feature of this fitting farewell to a man who has spent his life at the…
Hayes, William
(1706-77)
Catch 3 voices After a bibulous evening at his favourite watering-hole, Sir Toby finds it difficult to navigate…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Catch 3 voices Exactly how the moon and woman bear similarity to one another is perhaps best not discussed in mixed…
Purcell, Henry
(1659-1695)
Catch 3 voices Alas, Tom nine-inch measure is found wanting...
Purcell, Henry
(1659-1695)
Catch 3 voices At first it seems that this catch ruefully recognises the fact that wives are not very well treated…
Nicholson Catch 3 voices Few people appreciate just how difficult it is to learn the oboe.
Nicholson Catch 3 voices This is a play on the word 'catch': Adam catches Eve by the 'furbelow' (the hem of her dress)...
Nelham, Edmund (d. 1646) Catch 3 voices The street cries of the city are quite well represented in the Canterbury Catch Club collection -…
Hayes, William
(1706-77)
Catch 3 voices Every bit as intriguing as the choice of subject-matter - if anyone knows of any other musical…
Hayes, William
(1706-77)
Catch 3 voices Another catch by Hayes with words by 'Dr. Swift, late Dean of St. Patrick's Dublin'; this one is a…
Hayes, William
(1706-77)
Catch 3 voices We may assume that Hayes wrote these words; many catch and glee composers did so, and Hayes makes a…
Giardini, Felice
(1716-96)
Catch 3 voices You have to perform this piece - or perhaps read it aloud in the privacy of your own home - to…
Hayes, Philip
(1738-1797)
Catch 3 voices This is a catch explaining how to sing a catch.
Blow, John
(1648/9-1708)
Catch 3 voices The collection has a number of pieces celebrating the return to health of the monarch of the day;…
Boyce, William
(1711-1779)
Catch 3 voices This is a rare moment of genuine pathos in a catch, as the singers reflect on the transience of…
Hayes, William
(1706-77)
Catch 3 voices This mournful elegy addressed to the cause of all our woes - a purse noticeably lacking in weight or…
Hayes, William
(1706-77)
Catch 3 voices It is probably safe to say that the words "marrow bones and cleavers" have seldom been set to music,…
Boyce, William
(1711-1779)
Catch 3 voices This rejected swain makes no secret of his disgust with the object of his affections - the…
Bates, William
(fl. 1750-1780)
Catch 3 voices The singing of catches was never intended to be a spectator sport; it was essentially participatory,…
Ives, Simon
(1600-1662)
Catch 3 voices A charming catch inviting all honest friends to join in the singing of it. Those successions of…
Berg, George
(?1730s-1775)
Catch 3 vv None
Berg, George
(?1730s-1775)
Catch 4 voices None
Anon Catch 4 voices None
Purcell, Henry
(1659-1695)
Catch 4 voices Here's another catch presenting a character much beloved of catch composers: the wife whose…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Catch 4 voices This salutary tale of the hapless Thomas - woefully abused by his wife, but "too proud to take…
Baildon, Joseph
(1727-1774)
Catch 4 voices There's really no doubting what it is they're asking about. This is probably one of the more polite…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Catch 4 voices What starts off sounding like a solemn injunction to beware the sin of pride rapidly becomes a…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Catch 4 voices These tiny catches capture a certain poignancy within their little form: this one marks the passing…
Smith, John Stafford
(1750-1836)
Catch 4 voices One is left to guess at the activity which kept poor Sally so preoccupied...
Hayes, William
(1706-77)
Catch 4 voices One cannot but be charmed by the comment at the head of this catch: "The first part is, in many…
Flackton, William
(1709-1798)
Catch 4 voices William Flackton was a boy chorister at Canterbury Cathedral before becoming apprenticed to one…
Hayes, William
(1706-77)
Catch 4 voices This unusually solemn catch is an epigrammatic lament on the death of Orpheus. It's worth noting the…