Heart of Oak (Boyce, William)

Authorship Note
This song was previously misattributed to Thomas Arne.




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Sheet Music


PDF scanned by Jeffrey Quick
Jaquick (2016/10/4)

Publisher. Info. London: G.Walker, n.d.(ca.1795-1821).
Misc. Notes pdf from a jpg scanned at 600 dpi, from a copy at Case Western Reserve University. Words printed within the rudimentary keyboard part. Includes a part for German flute in B. "as sung by Mr. Incledon" in caption.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Mixed Chorus (Faning)

PDF scanned by R. D. Tennent
R. D. Tennent (2011/9/26)

Arranger Eaton Faning (1850-1927)
Publisher. Info. London: Curwen & Sons, n.d. Plate 66002.
Misc. Notes 300 dpi
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For Voice and Piano

PDF scanned by James Brigham
JamesBrigham (2017/1/3)

Arranger Unknown
Publisher. Info. Unidentified Publisher, n.d.
Misc. Notes A 30-year-old handout from primary school. Initially scanned by me at 1200dpi then cleaned and cropped in GIMP before printing as an A4 landscape pdf.
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General Information

Work Title Heart of Oak
Alternative. Title
Composer Boyce, William
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWB 10
First Performance. 1759
Librettist David Garrick (1717-1779)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voice, flute, continuo

Misc. Comments

Official march of the Royal Navy. Originally composed for Harlequin's Invasion, a pantomime. According to Grove Music, this was previously attributed to Thomas Arne.