John Broderip

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John Broderip (1719–1770) was an English organist.[1]


Broderip was a son of William Broderip, organist of Wells Cathedral, who died in 1726.[2] In 1740 he was organist at Minehead.[1] The first mention of him in the chapter records of Wells is on 2 December 1740, when he was admitted a vicar choral of the cathedral for a year on probation. On 1 April 1741 it was ordered by the dean and chapter that Broderip, who had supplied the place of organist from the death of Mr. Evans, should be paid the usual salary allowed on that account in proportion to the time, and he was admitted into the place of organist of the cathedral. On 30 September of the same year Broderip was fully appointed organist at a salary of £20, and master of the choristers at £7 a year; on 3 December following he was perpetuated as a vicar choral, and on 20 November 1769 was appointed sub-treasurer, on the death of Thomas Parfitt. In the latter years of his life Broderip was organist of Shepton Mallett, Somerset.[2]


Between 1766 and 1771 Broderip published a collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, dedicated to the Dean of Wells, Lord Francis Seymour. After his death some more settings of the Psalms by him were incorporated in a publication by Robert Broderip of Bristol.[2]


  1. ^ a b Lynan, Peter. "Broderip, William". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/3480. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ a b c "Broderip, John" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Broderip, John". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

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