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Composer Description
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…
Berg, George
(?1730s-1775)
Catch 4 voices None
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…
Anon Catch 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…
Harington, Henry
(1727-1816)
Catch 3 (or 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…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Catch 3 voices One of the best-known 'welcome' catches. Cantuar has often begun a concert with this…
Berg, George
(?1730s-1775)
Catch 3 vv None
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…
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 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 3 voices Exactly how the moon and woman bear similarity to one another is perhaps best not discussed in mixed…
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...
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 4 voices One cannot but be charmed by the comment at the head of this catch: "The first part is, in many…
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…
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 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,…
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…
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…
Porter, Samuel
(1733-1810)
Catch & Glee ATTB One of the few pieces in the collection with a local flavour, written by a local man (Samuel Porter…
Anon Catch and Glee ATB This is one of the fascinating little oddities which crop up in the Catch Club collection from time…
Smith, John Stafford
(1750-1836)
Glee ATTB None
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…
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…
Stevens, Richard John Samuel
(1757-1837)
Glee ATBarB A Hunting Glee!
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
Harington, Henry
(1727-1816)
Glee ATB This piece is another which blurs the diving line between the catch and its more sophisticated…
Harington, Henry
(1727-1816)
Glee TBarB None