Elegy on the death of Mr Shenstone (John Broderip)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-08-20). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 51 kB Copyright: Personal
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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).
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Elegy on the death of Mr Shenstone.