Barthélemon, François Hippolyte (July 27, 1741—July 20, 1808) The melody of the hymn tune known as Ballerma is often credited to François H. Barthélemon (though sometimes to Hugh Wilson). Barthélemon was a French violinist, teacher, and composer. He was born in Bordeaux, France and was educated in Paris. He married Mary (Polly) Young in England and raised a family there. His wife was a niece of the wife of Thomas Arne (See Makers, Steel, p. 83). Barthélémon died at Blackfriars, London, England. The place of his burial is unknown.
293a Ballerma (melody)