Barthélemon, François Hippolyte

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Barthélemon, François Hippolyte (b Bordeaux, 1741; d London, 1808). Fr. violinist and composer. Settled London 1764 as orch. leader at the opera and remained there with exception of continental tours and residence in Dublin 1771–3. Comps. incl. 6 syms., concs., and several operas (The Judgment of Paris 1768, Belphegor 1778, etc.), and ballets. Also wrote well-known tune to Bishop Ken's Morning Hymn (‘Awake my soul and with the sun’). Became close friend of Haydn during his two visits to London.