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Composer Description
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…
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…
Alcock, John (the younger)
(1740-91)
Glee ATTB Written long before political correctness exerted any restraint upon the sensibilities of the…
Dyne, John Glee ATB None
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…
Leach, Mr. Glee ATTB None
Harington, Henry
(1727-1816)
Glee ATB This piece is another which blurs the diving line between the catch and its more sophisticated…
Alcock, John (the younger)
(1740-91)
Glee ATBarB None
Smith, John Stafford
(1750-1836)
Glee ATTB None
Cooke, Benjamin
(1734-1793)
Glee ATTB When the Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Catch Club, founded in 1761, offered valuable prizes for the…
Arnold, Samuel
(1740-1802)
Glee SATB "A good glee, full of life and vigour" is how this piece was described by a contemporary - and…
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 ATTB A song for our times, indeed: a mournful bass solo begins, quasi-recitativo, with a heartfelt lament…
Atterbury, Luffman
(1735-96)
Glee ATB Here we return to a familiar topic: drinking. The association with the less reputable catch is…
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…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Glee ATB None
Harington, Henry
(1727-1816)
Glee TBarB None
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Glee ATTB It begins innocuously enough, but this delightful, short glee by the great Samuel Webbe (the Elder)…
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…
Goodban, Thomas Glee SATB Perhaps the most remarkably local item in the collection, this was the piece written by the Club's…
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…
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…
Stevens, Richard John Samuel
(1757-1837)
Glee ATBarB A Hunting Glee!
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Glee TTB Shakespeare's witches cackle around their cauldron in very eighteenth-century fashion in this, …
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…
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…