A Song for St Cecilia's Day (Hayes, William)
Free public domain sheet music from IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library
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|Work Title||A Song for St Cecilia's Day|
|Year/Date of Composition||Before 1742|
|Librettist||Possibly Nahum Tate (1652–1715)|
|Instrumentation||Soprano, flute, strings and continuo|
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).