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⇒ 7 more: Issues 5 through 8 • Issues 9 through 12 • Issues 13 through 16 • Issues 17 through 20 • Issues 21 through 24 • Issues 25 through 28 • Issues 29 through 32
|Work Title||A Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||None [force assignment]|
|Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's||650 works, approximately, by more than 100 composers, including Arne, Atterbury, Battishill, Berg, Callcott, Cooke, Danby, Mornington, Paxton, J.S. Smith, R.J.S. Stevens, and Webbe.|
|Language||English, Latin, Italian|
|Dedication||2.-5. The Nobleman and Gentlemen of the Catch-Club at St. Alban's Tavern |
6.-32. The Nobleman and Gentlemen of the Catch Club at the Thatch'd House Tavern, St. James's
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Classical|
|Extra Information||After the first volume, the titles read, "A [Second, Third, Fourth, etc.] Collection", etc., for various stated numbers of voices. Sometimes referred to as the Warren Collection or Warren's Catch Club series.|
"... some of the most exquisite gems of vocal composition ever
written, together with productions of so questionable, or rather
unquestionable a character, that it is a pity that the fire which
consumed the greater portion of the stock of copies did not
consume the whole." W.A. Barrett (1886), p. 209.
"... the proportion of wheat to chaff is remarkably high. There is
barely a page that is not a delight to sing.... The music of the
Warren Collection ... is wasted languishing in rare editions on
a few library shelves. It rather deserves renewed study and performance
as a monument of all that was best in Georgian culture. The spirit that
will bear most fruit in approaching these pieces is embodied in the
motto of the Noblemen and Gentlemen's Catch Club: 'Let's drink and
let's sing together.'" Emanuel Rubin, from his Introduction to the
1970 Facsimile Edition.
Thomas Warren was the founding Secretary of the Noblemen and Gentlemen's Catch Club.
These volumes contain compositions that he selected and published from among entries
in the Catch Club's prize competitions.
Composers included without IMSLP pages: