Dry be that tear, my gentlest love (Thomas Linley the elder)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2017-11-09).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Dry be that tear, my gentlest love
Composer: Thomas Linley the elder
Lyricist: Richard Brinsley Sheridancreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSB
Genre: SecularUnknown

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Description: Thomas Linley was the head of a musical Bath family several of whose children achieved a national reputation (as did his son in law, and lyricist in this piece). Some of his elegies (a mid- eighteenth century form akin to, but separate from, the glee were perhaps composed for his dughters, two of whom were well known singers. This piece is perhaps one such.


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