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Composer Description
Boyce, William
(1711-1779)
Catch 3 voices This rejected swain makes no secret of his disgust with the object of his affections - the…
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…
Berg, George
(?1730s-1775)
Catch 4 voices None
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…
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…
Hayes, William
(1706-77)
Catch 3 voices After a bibulous evening at his favourite watering-hole, Sir Toby finds it difficult to navigate…
Atterbury, Luffman
(1735-96)
Catch 3 voices None
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…
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…
Ives, Simon
(1600-1662)
Catch 3 voices A charming catch inviting all honest friends to join in the singing of it. Those successions of…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
Hutcheson, Francis (aka Francis Ireland)
(1720-80)
Catch 3 voices None
Smith, John Stafford
(1750-1836)
Glee ATTB None
Nelham, Edmund (d. 1646) Catch 3 voices The street cries of the city are quite well represented in the Canterbury Catch Club collection -…
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…
Smith, John Stafford
(1750-1836)
Catch 4 voices One is left to guess at the activity which kept poor Sally so preoccupied...
Flackton, William
(1709-1798)
Catch 4 voices William Flackton was a boy chorister at Canterbury Cathedral before becoming apprenticed to one…
Nicholson Catch 3 voices This is a play on the word 'catch': Adam catches Eve by the 'furbelow' (the hem of her dress)...
Harington, Henry
(1727-1816)
Catch 3 voices Harington is making a witty point here about the difficulties of singing a catch: since every…
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…
Nicholson Catch 3 voices Few people appreciate just how difficult it is to learn the oboe.
Baildon, Joseph
(1727-1774)
Catch 3 voices The scene is, clearly, the Houses of Parliament; the characters, equally clearly, are our elected…
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…
Anon Catch and Glee ATB This is one of the fascinating little oddities which crop up in the Catch Club collection from time…
Atterbury, Luffman
(1735-96)
Glee ATB Here we return to a familiar topic: drinking. The association with the less reputable catch is…
Webbe, Samuel, the Elder
(1740-1816)
Catch 3 voices One of the best-known 'welcome' catches. Cantuar has often begun a concert with this…
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…
Anon Catch 4 voices None
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…
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)
Glee ATB None
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,…
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…
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…
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…
Harington, Henry
(1727-1816)
Glee TBarB None
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;…