Battishill, Jonathan

An English composer, organist, conductor and singer, he served in several London parishes, conducted at Covent Garden, and was a member of several musical societies. He was acquainted with Charles Wesley and composed a set of original tunes for twelve of his texts, published as Twelve Hymns, The Words by Revd Mr Charles Wesley (London: Printed for the Author by C and S Thompson in St Paul’s Church Yard [ca.1765]). Like earlier examples by John Frederick Lampe Lampe, John Frederickand George Frideric Handel Handel, George Frideric, they appear to have been written for performance by a solo singer accompanied by a keyboard instrument.


Martin V. Clarke, ‘Charles Wesley, Methodism and new art music in the long eighteenth century’, Eighteenth-Century Music 18/2, 271-293.

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