Jack Thou'rt a Toper
is a splendid but demanding catch written by Henry Purcell
which I came across in an old undated American broadsheet published in Philadelphia by G. E. Blake entitled Three Favorite Catches For Three Voices
. Together with Dr. Rosteck
, we had intended record it on We're only here for the beer!
but we ran out of time and were unable to find a third tenor. We have however included in the same named songbook
. Fiendishly difficult to sing properly but very rewarding to master!