Broderip, Robert (DNB00)

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BRODERIP, ROBERT (d. 1808), organist and composer, lived at Bristol during the latter part of the eighteenth century. He was a relation of John Broderip [q. v.], organist of Wells Cathedral, probably either a brother or son, and also of the Broderip (d. 1807) who earned on business as a bookseller and publisher at 13 Haymarket, and who was one of the founders of the firm of Longmans. Next to nothing is known of Broderip's biography. He lived at Bristol all his life, and wrote a considerable quantity of music. His most important compositions are an occasional ode on the king's recovery, a concerto for pianoforte (or harpsichord) and strings, eight voluntaries for the organ, a volume of instructions for the pianoforte or harpsichord, a collection of psalms (partly by John Broderip), collections of duets, glees, &c., and many songs. He died in Church Lane, Bristol, on 14 May 1808. His eldest son, a lieutenant on the Achates, died of yellow fever in the West Indies in 1811, aged 19.

[Gent. Mag. 1807, i. 190, 1808, i. 559, 1811, i. 679; Brit. Mus. Cat.]

W. B. S.