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To celebrate to commemorate: John Wall Callcott (1766 – 1821)

John Wall Callcott (1766 – 1821) is synonymous with the Glee, that quintessentially English unaccompanied sentimental part-song, usually for male voices, popular in the 18th and early 19th century for the enjoyment of which the Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Catch Club … Continue reading

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Black Bear Music Club: more glum than glee

Opening my favourite volume of concert programmes at random, those for the Black Bear Music Club here in Cambridge, in search of something else, my eye was caught by one of the glees performed at violinist Mr. Wagstaff’s Benefit Night on … Continue reading

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