Elegy on the Death of Mr. Shenstone (Arne, Thomas Augustine)

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Publisher. Info. The People's Music Book, Vol. 3
London: George Virtue, 1844.
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Publisher. Info. Essen: nova-cantica-essen.de, 2009. Version 1.0 (2009/6/14).
Misc. Notes Edition by ear.
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General Information

Work Title Elegy on the Death of Mr. Shenstone
Alternative. Title Come shepherds we'll follow the hearse ; Glee
Composer Arne, Thomas Augustine
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ITA 10
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Text Incipit Come shepherds we'll follow the hearse, We'll see our lov'd Corydon laid
First Publication. 1767 ca. in Warren's Collection
Librettist John Cunningham (1729–1773)
Language English
Dedication William Shenstone
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3–6 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 4 Voices (ATTB, ATBarB or TTBB)
External Links CPDL
All Music Guide
RISM 800259626 (1769 copy, British Library)
RISM 806150549 (at Madrigal Society, London)

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Worldcat notes only one recording, from a collection called "The Singing Club", a 1985 Hilliard Ensemble LP on Harmonia Mundi reissued on CD in 1992. To quote RISM-Madrigal Society - "Printed in An eighth collection of catches, canons and glees for three, four, five ... voices never before published selected by Thomas Warren (London [1763/94]".