Hall, Henry, approximately 1656-1707

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Henry Hall, c.1656-1707, musician and poet, was a boy chorister at the Chapel Royal, where he was a friend and contemporary of Henry Purcell. After five years at Exeter Cathedral he was appointed Assistant Organist at Hereford, where he took minor orders and became a Vicar Choral. He was appointed Organist in 1688, a post he held until his death. Hall was a serious and successful composer of church music, but he also wrote well over a hundred secular songs and poems, including drinking songs and political satires.

From the guide to the The Remains of Mr Henry Hall late organist of Hereford, ca.1720, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

From the guide to the Volume of poems attributed to Henry Hall, 1710-1720, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

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creatorOf Hall, Henry, ca. 1656-1707. Five poetical satires on affairs of state. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Volume of poems attributed to Henry Hall, 1710-1720 GB 206 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Hall, Henry, ca. 1656-1707. Collection of sacred and secular songs by late 17th century composers [manuscript], ca. 1710. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hall, Henry, ca. 1656-1707. Volume of poems attributed to Henry Hall. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
referencedIn Five poetical satires on affairs of state, ca. 1703-1710 Leeds University Library
creatorOf The Remains of Mr Henry Hall late organist of Hereford, ca.1720 GB 206 Leeds University Library
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Death 1707-03-30

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