JOHN LIPTROT HATTON

John Liptrot Hatton (1809-1886) was one of the most prolific and influential composers of English part-songs. He was born in Liverpool and was essentially a self-taught musician. He held several organist positions in Liverpool and appeared as an actor on the Liverpool stage. He relocated to London in 1832 as a member of Macready’s company at Drury Lane and established himself as a composer with the success of operetta and an opera, which opened in Vienna. He was known as a singer, conductor, and concert pianist. From 1848 to 1850 he was in America, giving public and private concerts in New York City. Notably, in 1848, he shared the stage in Pittsburgh, PA with Stephen C. Foster. Returning to England, he became conductor of the Glee and Madrigal Union and director of music at the Princess’s Theatre, London. He wrote operas, cantatas, incidental music, anthems, cathedral pieces, and many songs. His part-songs were regarded as some of the best of the genre.

 

All are SATB and unaccompanied unless noted in VOICING column. A noting of “div” indicates some incidental divisi within a part or parts, but not a true independent part throughout the entire work. Solos and accompaniment are also noted.

 

TITLE

VOICING

TEXT

MIDI

A garland for our fairest

 

B. S. Montgomery

MIDI

A lover's song

 

TEXT

MIDI

A Mother's Song

 

TEXT

MIDI

A Warning

 

TEXT

MIDI

Absence

 

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MIDI

Ah could I with fancy stray

 

TEXT

MIDI

All the blossoms greet her

 

TEXT

MIDI

April showers

 

Anon.

MIDI

Arise, my Love! my Lady bright!

 

TEXT

MIDI

Around the May Pole tripping!

 

TEXT

MIDI

At the coming of spring

 

W. H. Wordley

MIDI

Auburn sweet village

 

TEXT

MIDI

Ballad of the Weaver

 

TEXT

MIDI

Beware

 

Longfellow

MIDI

Bird of the wilderness

 

James Hogg

MIDI

Blythe is the Bird

 

Welsh Anon.

MIDI

Calm night

 

Longfellow

MIDI

Come live with me, and be my Love

 

Christopher Marlowe & Sir Walter Raleigh

MIDI

Dear Georgette we come to you

 

TEXT

MIDI

Echo’s last word

 

W. S. Passmore

MIDI

Ever true

 

TEXT

MIDI

Fairy Whispers

 

TEXT

MIDI

Forget-me-not

 

TEXT

MIDI

Going a-Maying

 

Nicholas Breton

MIDI

Good night

 

Longfellow

MIDI

Good wishes

 

Sir Walter Scott

MIDI

Hark the convent bells

 

TEXT

MIDI

He that hath a pleasant face

 

William Henry Bellamy

MIDI

Hie thee to the forest

 

TEXT

MIDI

How fair; how bright

 

TEXT

MIDI

I lov’d a lass

 

TEXT

MIDI

I loved her

 

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

MIDI

I met her in the quiet lane

 

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards

MIDI

I've watched you from the shore

 

TEXT

MIDI

If thou art sleeping

 

Longfellow

MIDI

In the good old time

 

TEXT

MIDI

Jack Frost

 

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MIDI

Keep time

 

TEXT

MIDI

Little Things

 

TEXT

MIDI

Lo! The peaceful shades of ev’ning

 

TEXT

MIDI

Love me little, love me long

 

Anon.

MIDI

Merrily, merrily sound the bells

 

TEXT

MIDI

Night Music

 

TEXT

MIDI

Night Thoughts

 

TEXT

MIDI

Not for me the lark is singing

 

TEXT

MIDI

Now the Grass with Dew is wet. Lullaby

 

TEXT

MIDI

O well I love the spring

 

TEXT

MIDI

Ocean's Lullaby

 

TEXT

MIDI

Of a' the Airts the Wind can blaw

 

TEXT

MIDI

Over hill, over dale

 

Shakespeare

MIDI

Parting and meeting

 

B. S. Montgomery

MIDI

Ripe Strawberries

SATTB

W. S. Passmore

MIDI

Sacred four-part song: A sound of music floateth

 

Beatrice Abercrombie (Jane Young)

MIDI

Sacred four-part song: Beyond life’s troubled sea

 

Beatrice Abercrombie (Jane Young)

MIDI

Sacred four-part song: Tears

 

Beatrice Abercrombie (Jane Young)

MIDI

Sacred four-part song: The ladder

 

Beatrice Abercrombie (Jane Young)

MIDI

Sacred four-part song: The rainbow

 

Beatrice Abercrombie (Jane Young)

MIDI

Sacred four-part song: The star

 

Beatrice Abercrombie (Jane Young)

MIDI

Sacred four-part song: Vesper Bells are softly pealing

 

TEXT

MIDI

Sacred four-part song: We are waiting by the river

 

TEXT

MIDI

See the rooks are homeward flying

 

Anon.

MIDI

Six Choral Songs (1864) 1. The belfry tower

 

TEXT

MIDI

Six Choral Songs (1864) 2. England

 

TEXT

MIDI

Six Choral Songs (1864) 3. Come celebrate the May

 

TEXT

MIDI

Six Choral Songs (1864) 4. Song to Pan

 

TEXT

MIDI

Six Choral Songs (1864) 5. The Indian Maid

 

TEXT

MIDI

Six Choral Songs (1864) 6. The pearl divers

 

TEXT

MIDI

Softly fall the shades of evening

 

H. W. Godfery

MIDI

Song of the Gipsy maidens

 

B. S. Montgomery

MIDI

Song of the Violet

 

TEXT

MIDI

Song of the Wood-Nymph

 

TEXT

MIDI

Spring song

 

W. H. Wordley

MIDI

Spring, the sweet spring

 

Thomas Nashe

MIDI

Stars of the summer night

 

Longfellow

MIDI

Summer Eve

 

H. W. Godfrey

MIDI

Sweet lady bird, awake

 

TEXT

MIDI

Sweet lady moon

 

M. Watson

MIDI

Take heart!

 

Edna Dean Proctor

MIDI

The Bait (Come live with me)

 

John Donne

MIDI

The bonnie blackbird

 

TEXT

MIDI

The Brooklet

 

TEXT

MIDI

The Fairies’ Banquet

 

TEXT

MIDI

The Fairies’ Spell

 

TEXT

MIDI

The Farmer’s Boy

 

TEXT

MIDI

The fishing boat

 

Georgina Elizabeth Troutbeck

MIDI

The Forsaken

 

TEXT

MIDI

The Golden Days

 

TEXT

MIDI

The hemlock tree

 

Longfellow (from the German)

MIDI

The lark

 

William Motherwell

MIDI

The moon shone calmly bright

 

John Imlah

MIDI

The Poppy, or “Out in the fields on a cloudless day”

 

TEXT

MIDI

The Primrose

 

TEXT

MIDI

The red, red rose

 

Robert Burns

MIDI

The reproach

 

Anon.

MIDI

The Restless Sea

 

TEXT

MIDI

The rivals

 

B. S. Montgomery

MIDI

The roses are blushing

 

B. S. Montgomery

MIDI

The sailor’s song

 

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MIDI

The Sea Nymphs

 

TEXT

MIDI

The Shepherd’s Sabbath Day

 

TEXT

MIDI

The Song of Love

 

TEXT

MIDI

The Spirit of Song

 

TEXT

MIDI

The Starlight has gladdened the river

 

TEXT

MIDI

The Stars are with the voyager

 

TEXT

MIDI

The summer gale

 

Charles Armitage Brown

MIDI

The swing

 

Walter Maynard

MIDI

The urchins’ dance

 

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MIDI

The village blacksmith

 

Longfellow

MIDI

The village dance

 

B. S. Montgomery

MIDI

The Waterfall

 

James Couper

MIDI

The Word and the Look

 

TEXT

MIDI

The World’s Wanderers

 

TEXT

MIDI

The wrecked hope

 

William Cox Bennett

MIDI

Thinking of thee

 

TEXT

MIDI

Twilight

 

TEXT

MIDI

Twilight now is round us veiling

 

James Couper

MIDI

Unchanged

 

TEXT

MIDI

Wandering Minstrels

 

TEXT

MIDI

What I'd sing

 

TEXT

MIDI

What is got by sighing

 

W. H. Wordley

  • MIDI
  • When evening’s twilight

     

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    MIDI

    When the heart is free from care

     

    TEXT

    MIDI

    Where shall the lover rest

     

    Sir Walter Scott

    MIDI

    Whether kiss’d by sunbeams

     

    B. S. Montgomery

    MIDI

    Ye merry birds

     

    TEXT

    MIDI