François-Hippolyte Barthélémon (1741-1808) was a French composer and violinist born in Bordeaux, France. He studied the violin and composition in Paris and performed in the orchestra of the Comédie-Italienne.
In 1764, he was invited to England to lead a orchestra at the King’s Theatre and at Marylebone Gardens. Being well received, a commission followed for his first opera, Pelopida (1766). Further commissions lead him to decide to stay in England. He married soprano and composer Polly Young in December 1766 and raised a family.
Hymns associated with François-Hippolyte Barthélémon.
Awake My Soul And With The Sun Lyrics
1. Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice.
2. Redeem thy misspent time that’s past,
And live this day as if the last;
Improve thy talent with due care;
For the great day thyself prepare.
3. Let ...