Aliases: Garret (concise Grove) Garrett (concise DNB). Wellesley or Wesley (concise DNB), First Viscount Wellesley of Dangan, second Baron Mornington (created first Earl of Mornington 1760). Lord Mornington is the favoured appellation in the glee collections in which he appears, and also in B.U.C.E.M.
Born: 9 July 1735
Died: 22 May 1781
The first Earl of Mornington was a remarkable child musician who grew into a man of genuine musical learning and became Professor of Music at Trinity College, Dublin. His lasting fame as a composer comes from his glees. Like his more famous son, the Duke of Wellington, he was a man of cool courage, for he is reputed to have been the first member of the British aristocracy who dared to walk through the London streets openly and unashamedly carrying a violin case.
(Source: 'Oxford Companion to Music', 1938)
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List of choral works
- Delightful scene, in which appear
- Epitaph on Sir Charles Sanders
- The Housemaids
- The nightingale
- Orpheus with his lute
- Says Sue to Pru
- See the bowl sparkles
- Soft sleep, profoundly pleasing power
- What is life and all its pride
- When for the world's repose
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