Sir John Hawkins' History of Music (John Wall Callcott)

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  • CPDL #06443:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2004-01-11).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 68 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Sir John Hawkins' History of Music
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Lyricist: Probably the composer

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB (possibly SSA)
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Catch scored in treble clefs, probably written for male voices. The music has been transcribed in modern score format as it was intended to be sung. There is also The historians in a version closer to the original "Catch" notation.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Have you Sir John Hawkins' hist'ry?
Some folks think it quite a myst'ry.

Music fill’d his wond’rous brain
How d’ye like him, is it plain?

Both I’ve read and must agree
that Burney’s hist’ry pleases me.