Hail! Smiling Morn by Reginald Spofforth (1769-1827).mpg
Hail, smiling morn! (Reginald Spofforth)
Reginald Spofforth was an English musician. He was born in Southwell, Nottinghamshire but moved to London around 1790. He was active as an organist, conductor and music teacher, but he is best remembered as a composer. His best known works are the glees Hail Smiling Morn and Hark! the Lark at Heaven's Gate Sings, which are included in a number of recent collections of part-songs.