Henry Bishop (1786 - 1855)

The reputation of Sir Henry Bishop has diminished with time, although in his own lifetime he occupied a commanding position in England as a conductor and composer of opera.

Vocal Music

Bishop’s song Home, Sweet Home remains generally known, even if its composer’s name may occasionally be forgotten, with the song Lo, Hear the Gentle Lark, for coloratura soprano and flute accompaniment, the latter written for Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.