Epitaph (Jonathan Battishill)

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  • (Posted 2018-03-25)  CPDL #49147:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-03-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Thomas Warren: A Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees, Vol.1 London: Longman and Broderip, n.d.[1762]. Note values halved.
  • (Posted 2016-05-31)  CPDL #39885:       
Editor: Alexander Myltsev (submitted 2016-05-31).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 64 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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  • (Posted 2009-06-13)  CPDL #19629:  Network.png
Editor: Christoph Lahme (submitted 2009-06-13).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: CC BY-SA 3.0 Germany
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General Information

Title: Epitaph
Composer: Jonathan Battishill

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTTT
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: ca. 1786
Description: The text of this catch/glee/round ("Written on Sir Andrew Keeling's tomb") was also published in "The County Magazine" Salisbury, December 1786 (see below).

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Original text and translations

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Here on his back doth lay Sir Andrew Keeling;
And at his feet his mournful lady kneeling.
But when he was alive and had his feeling,
She laid upon her back and he was kneeling.