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Cooke, Benjamin
(1734-1793)
Glee ATTB When the Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Catch Club, founded in 1761, offered valuable prizes for the…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Glee SATTB This is one of the most substantial pieces in the glee repertoire. Words and music may all be…
Atterbury, Luffman
(1735-96)
Glee ATB Here we return to a familiar topic: drinking. The association with the less reputable catch is…
Mazzinghi, Joseph
(1765-1844)
Glee TTB 1815 is the date of this composition, which sets it firmly in the midst of the growing anti-slavery…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Glee TTB Shakespeare's witches cackle around their cauldron in very eighteenth-century fashion in this, …
Arnold, Samuel
(1740-1802)
Glee SATB "A good glee, full of life and vigour" is how this piece was described by a contemporary - and…
Smith, John Stafford
(1750-1836)
Glee SSATB This is the glee which - according to Smith himself - should have won the Prize Medal in 1782. We…
Horsley, William
(1774-1858)
Glee ATTBB Half a century before Camille Saint-Saens penned "Danse Macabre", William Horsley gave us this…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Glee ATB None
Goodban, Thomas Glee SATB Perhaps the most remarkably local item in the collection, this was the piece written by the Club's…
Callcott, John Wall
(1766-1821)
Glee TTB Note the date, and the instruction at the foot of the page; it seems clear that this is intended as…
Alcock, John (the younger)
(1740-91)
Glee ATBarB None
Arne, Thomas Augustine
(1710-1778)
Glee ATBarB Arne is one of the best-known names in the repertoire, and this piece is a little gem: a masterpiece…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Glee ATTB It begins innocuously enough, but this delightful, short glee by the great Samuel Webbe (the Elder)…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Glee ATTB A song for our times, indeed: a mournful bass solo begins, quasi-recitativo, with a heartfelt lament…
Stevens, Richard John Samuel
(1757-1837)
Glee SATB This song - from "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Act 2:2 - has been set many times. This treatment, by…
Stevens, Richard John Samuel
(1757-1837)
Glee SSATB 1788 was the year in which Stevens wrote this delightful setting of the Shakespeare song, but he…
Leach, Mr. Glee ATTB None
Harington, Henry
(1727-1816)
Glee TBarB None
Harington, Henry
(1727-1816)
Glee ATB This piece is another which blurs the diving line between the catch and its more sophisticated…
Dyne, John Glee ATB None
Alcock, John (the younger)
(1740-91)
Glee ATTB Written long before political correctness exerted any restraint upon the sensibilities of the…
Stevens, Richard John Samuel
(1757-1837)
Glee ATBarB A Hunting Glee!
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Glee ATTB "This gain'd a prize medal 1772", Webbe proudly notes at the top of the score in the printed copy…
Smith, John Stafford
(1750-1836)
Glee ATTB The words of this piece first appeared in 1694 in a play by Thomas D'Urfey called "The Comical…
Smith, John Stafford
(1750-1836)
Glee ATTB None