Stevens, Richard John Samuel (1757-1837)
Stevens, Richard John Samuel
A Hunting Glee!
1788 was the year in which Stevens wrote this delightful setting of the Shakespeare song, but he records with some disappointment the fact that it "was so little admired at the Catch Club, that it had not votes enough in the Committee" which decided…
This song - from "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Act 2:2 - has been set many times. This treatment, by the much-respected RJS Stevens, was one of his most popular pieces - not least, as Rubin remarks, for "the sheer fun of singing the liquid 'lulla,…