A Song for St Cecilia's Day (Hayes, William)

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Publisher. Info. Vocal and Instrumental Musick, Part II
Oxford: William Hayes, 1742.
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Work Title A Song for St Cecilia's Day
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Composer Hayes, William
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. Before 1742
First Publication. 1742
Librettist Possibly Nahum Tate (1652–1715)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Soprano, flute, strings and continuo


Misc. Comments

Probably written for the celebration of St Cecilia's Day in Oxford. It is also a tribute to Henry Purcell, whose setting of the same text formed the centre-piece of his well-known ode 'Come ye sons of Art' (1694).