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John Lodge Ellerton English Composer Classical Music 1801-1873


  • DATE 1801-1873

  • Letter
  • Description

    A nice 1950s genuine autographed letter,
    removed from an autograph book.

    A small genuine hand written note by John Ellerton.

    John Lodge Ellerton (1801 in Cheshire�1873 in London)

    was an English composer of classical music.

    According to the Dictionary of National Biography of 1889,

    he graduated with an MA from Oxford University in 1828,

    and in 1837 married the sister of the 8th Earl of Scarbrough.

    His opera “Domenica” was produced at Drury Lane in 1838,

    but this was unsuccessful, his oratorio Paradise Lost.

    (op. 125; for soloists (SSAATTTBB),

    chorus (SATB) and orchestra.)

    published in 1857, had much more success.

    In 1835 and 1838 the Catch Club awarded

    him prizes for glees.

    he was involved with choral and vocal composition throughout.

    He died in Hyde Park in 1873.

    His musical output includes

  • Six symphonies

    o No. 3 “Wald-Symphonie”, op. 120, D minor (ca. 1857)

  • Some fifty string quartets.

    (The Dictionary of National Biography lists only 44

    published string quartets, but quartets “47-49” are in

    Cambridge’s music library, with a fairly low opus number.)

  • A string quintet, opus 100, in F minor (string quartet + cello)

  • Operas:

    o (in English)

    + Domenica

    + The Bridal of Triermain

    o in German:

    + Lucinda

    His string quartet opus 122 received a performance in 1852.

    size is 4″ X 4″


    V Good,lcfld,lcr,a few slight marks,

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  • Additional information

    Weight 0.03 kg


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