Thursday, June 25, 2015

Who'd a thunk it?

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)

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