Volume of poems attributed to Henry Hall

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 5
  • Dates of Creation
      1710-1720
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (116 pp.) In limp marbled papers, within quarter-parchment boards with blue marbled paper. 19th-century title inside front endpaper, with note referring to p.35. Loose note, 4 pp. folio, on the author, ca. 1800.

Scope and Content

89 poems, composed ca. 1689-1707

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Hall, c.1656-1707, musician and poet, was a boy chorister at the Chapel Royal, where he was a friend and contemporary of Henry Purcell. After five years at Exeter Cathedral he was appointed Assistant Organist at Hereford, where he took minor orders and became a Vicar Choral. He was appointed Organist in 1688, a post he held until his death. Hall was a serious and successful composer of church music, but he also wrote well over a hundred secular songs and poems, including drinking songs and political satires.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Peter Murray Hill, February 1955

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/intro.html