Bishop, Henry R.

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1786-11-18
Death 1855-04-30
Britons
Italian, English

Biographical notes:

Henry R. Bishop, English composer. He served as musical director of the top theatres in London, including and Covent Garden, King's Theatre and Drury Lane. Throughout his career, Bishop composed, contributed to, or arranged around 130 stage works, and selections from some 70 of them were published. These published volumes contain 48 overtures, 190 airs and ballads, 53 display songs, 73 duets and trios, 150 glees and ensemble pieces, and 340 melodramas, marches, and ballet airs.

From the guide to the Henry R. Bishop manuscript material : 1 item, ca. early-mid 19th century, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English musical composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to H.B. Peacock, 1839 Aug. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875693

English composer.

From the description of Autograph letter (the signature has been cut away), dated : [London], 12 August 1830, to Edward Taylor, 1830 Aug. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672736

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 4 June 1842, to Sir George Smart, 1842 June 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672734

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : London, 8 August 1839, to H.B. Peacock, 1839 Aug. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672729

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Southampton, 21 September 1824, to R[obert] W[illiam] Elliston, 1824 Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672720

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 26 May 1835, to [John] Amott, 1835 May 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672717

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 12 May 1828, to N[icolas] Mori, 1828 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672725

From the description of I'll Not Wed a Baron / Song. / The Poetry by Thos. Haynes Bayly. Composed by Henry R. Bishop. [n.d.] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561886

From the description of Cortez; / or, The Conquest of Mexico. / Opera / in Three Acts / Performed at The Theatre Royal Covent Garden / November 5t. 1823. / The Whole of the Music / composed by / Henry R. Bishop / 1823. / NB: The Overture to "The Law of Java" was used instead / of this Introduction. [manuscript]. [1823?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561882

From the description of [Album leaf in the hand of Adelina Patti], 1902 Feb. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270568186

From the description of [Benedictus] : autograph manuscript, 1837 June 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270941739

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 3 February 1832, to an unidentified recipient, 1832 Feb. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672740

Henry R. Bishop, English composer. He served as musical director of the top theatres in London, including and Covernt Garden, King's Theatre and Drury Lane. Throughout his career, Bishop composed, contributed to, or arranged around 130 stage works and selections from some 70 of them were published. These published volumes contain 48 overtures, 190 airs and ballads, 53 display songs, 73 duets and trios, 150 glees and ensemble pieces, and 340 melodramas, marches, and ballet airs.

From the description of Henry R. Bishop manuscript material : 1 item, ca. early-mid 19th century (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 76805805

Biographical Note: Henry R. Bishop was an English musical composer.

He was born in London, Nov. 18, 1786 and was later a student of the Italian composer, Francesco Bianchi. Most of Bishop's career was spent writing or arranging music for London theaters. He composed music for the ballet and wrote several operas including "Clari, or the Maid of Milan" which was performed at Drury Lane in 1823. It was in "Clari" that the tune "Home Sweet Home" was introduced. Bishop was the first musician to be knighted (1842) and was appointed professor of music at Oxford in 1848. Henry R. Bishop died in London, April 30, 1855.

From the description of Henry R. Bishop letter, 1846. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48394086

Epithet: composer

Title: Knight

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Subjects:

  • Composers--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
  • Operas--Scores and parts
  • Overtures--Full scores
  • Composers--Archives
  • Minstrels
  • Concertos (Bassoon, flute, oboe, violin, double bass)--Scores
  • Incidental music
  • Vocal trios with piano
  • Songs
  • Songs with band--Parts
  • Songs, English--19th century
  • Opera--Scores
  • Operas--Vocal scores with piano
  • Opera
  • Music--Philosophy and aesthetics
  • Music appreciation
  • Operas--Excerpts
  • Conductors (Music)--Correspondence
  • Operas--Excerpts--Parts
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with keyboard instrument
  • Composers--Correspondence
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied
  • Musical accompaniment
  • Composers--19th century
  • Operas--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • Band music, Arranged--Parts
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Dramatic music--History and criticism
  • Music--19th century
  • Songs with piano
  • Orchestra scores--Overtures

Occupations:

  • Composers
  • Composers--England
  • Composers--19th century
  • Arrangers

Places:

  • Hillingdon, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Hayes, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • High Cliff, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Teddington, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • St. Vincent, West Indies (as recorded)
  • Harlington, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Uxbridge, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Guienne, Province of, France (as recorded)
  • Schortau, Saxony (as recorded)
  • Cranford, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Grenada, the W. Indies (as recorded)
  • Mountstuart House, Isle of Bute (as recorded)
  • Stanford, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Hanwell, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Devonshire, England (as recorded)
  • Harmondsworth, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Glasgow, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Ickenham, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Dominica, the W. Indies (as recorded)
  • Rouen, France (as recorded)
  • Norwood, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Stoke Newington, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Dallington House, Northamptonshire (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Hampstead, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Luton, Bedfordshire (as recorded)
  • Northall, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Cowley, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Borneo, Indonsesia (as recorded)
  • Littleton, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Preston, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Kensington, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Harefield, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Edmonton, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Llanbister, Radnorshire (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Friern Barnet, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Laleham, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Acton, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Willesden, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Mayfield, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Wynnstay, Denbighshire (as recorded)
  • West Indies, America (as recorded)
  • Hornsey, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Althorp, Northamptonshire (as recorded)
  • Sunbury, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • England--London (as recorded)
  • Mottram - in - Longendale, Cheshire (as recorded)