Here rests his head (Jonathan Battishill)

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  • (Posted 2022-10-09)  CPDL #71072:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-10-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 160 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Edition prepared from the primary source.
  • (Posted 2018-03-24)  CPDL #49145:        
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-03-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP (The People's Music Book, Vol. 3 London: George Virtue, 1844). Appoggiature written out in full.

General Information

Title: Here rests his head
Composer: Jonathan Battishill
Lyricist: Thomas Gray

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1775 (n/d)
Description: The lyrics are from the final 3 verses of Gray's Elegy written in a country churchyard.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Here rests his head.