John Broderip

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Born: 2 February 1719

Died: 1770


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 MineheadLink to the English Wikipedia article, 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 MercuryLink to the English Wikipedia article 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 MalletLink to the English Wikipedia article, 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

Anthems and canticles

Secular works

Metrical psalm and hymn tunes

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