Elegy on the death of Mr Shenstone (John Broderip)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-08-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Elegy on the death of Mr Shenstone
Composer: John Broderip
Lyricist: John Cunningham

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published:

Description: John Broderip was perhaps the most prominent member of a dynasty of west country musicians. He was organist at Wells Cathedral (succeeding his father) and published psalmody and glees. This glee comes from his collection of six (Op. 5), c.1770. Cunningham's elegy was to William Shenstone, poet and pioneer practitioner of landscape gardening. Thomas Arne also set a portion of the elegy as a glee: see Elegy on the death of Mr. Shenstone (Thomas Arne).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Elegy on the death of Mr Shenstone.