Scribal compilation of seventeen of Hall's poems, together with one by Katherine Philips.
The Remains of Mr Henry Hall late organist of Hereford
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 6
- Dates of Creationca.1720
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description17 ff. bound at the end of a volume containing thirteen printed works in verse, 1709-1713, the first being "The life and character of Mr John Phillips", 1712.
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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.
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Bought from Peter Murray Hill, August 1955
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The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/intro.html