Born: 2 February 1719
John Broderip was born in Wells on 2 February 1719, the son of William Broderip (1683-1726).
From 1 April 1741 until his death in 1770, John Broderip was organist of Wells Cathedral (a post held by his father from 1712 to 1726).
The Grove Dictionary comments that 'On 2 September 1740, during a brief period as organist of Minehead, he advertised for subscribers to his New Set of Anthems (Wells, c1747)', while the Hymn Tune Index dates the New Set of Anthems to 1745, noting a reference to it being advertised in May that year.
A Second Book of New Anthems and Psalm Tunes was published in London in 1749 (being advertised in the Sherborne Mercury on 1 May that year), with a second edition being published in around 1764.
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, dedicated to Francis Seymour, Dean of Wells, was published around 1769 (the Hymn Tune Index notes that the CPM gives a date of 1769, but that the book was advertised in the Public Advertiser on 30 June 1770).
John Broderip was also organist at Shepton Mallet, being described as such on the title page of his Six Glees for three Voices … Opera Quinta. He was buried on 30 December 1770, and the Grove Dictionary notes that the post of organist at Shepton Mallet was advertised as vacant in January 1771.
John's son Robert Broderip (c1758-1808) was an organist in Bristol: his works include Portions of Psalms (Bath, 1798) which included some of his own tunes and some of his father's.
List of choral works
- For works at CPDL sorted alphabetically by title, see John Broderip compositions
Anthems and canticles
Metrical psalm and hymn tunes
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- A New Set of Anthems and Psalm Tunes. London, 
- A Second Book of New Anthems and Psalm Tunes. London, [1749, reissued c1764]
- Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs. London, [c1769]
- Six Glees for three Voices … Opera Quinta. London, [c1770]
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