Melting Airs (Hayes, William)


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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Oxford: For the Author, 1765.
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Publisher. Info. The British Minstrel, and Musical and Literary Miscellany, Vol.3
Glasgow: William Hamilton, n.d.
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General Information

Work Title Melting Airs
Alternative. Title
Composer Hayes, William
Key B major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Performance. 1763
First Publication. 1765
Librettist John Hughes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation SSSB or TTTB voices

Misc. Comments

Published in William Hayes's second book of 'Catches, Glees and Canons' (1765). This little work was one of the earliest simple harmonised Glees for unaccompanied voices. It won Second Prize at the Nobleman and Gentlemen's Catch Club in London in 1763.