Consigned to dust (Jonathan Battishill)

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  • (Posted 2018-03-24)  CPDL #49143:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-03-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP (The People's Music Book, Vol. 3 London: George Virtue, 1844). Original note length. Appoggiature written out in full. ATB edition.
  • (Posted 2012-01-10)  CPDL #25329:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-01-10).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Consigned to dust
Composer: Jonathan Battishill

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: This glee was published in Warren's first collection of glees printed for the noblemen and gentlemen of the Catch Club c.1762. At about this time Battishill was twice suspended from privileged membership of the club, for missing meetings. However he later won a prize medal from the club in 1771 for his glee "Come bind my hair".

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Original text and translations

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Consigned to dust beneath this stone
In manhood's prime is Damon laid;
Joyless he lived, but died unknown,
In bleak misfortune's barren shade.
Loved by the muse, but loved in vain,
'Twas beauty drew his ruin on;
He saw young Daphne on the plain;
He loved, believed and was undone.
Beneath this stone the youth is laid,
O greet his ashes with a tear;
May heav'n with blessings crown his shade
And grant that peace he wanted here.