The Thirsty Vampires (Hayes, William)


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Publisher. Info. Oxford: For the Author, 1765
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General Information

Work Title The Thirsty Vampires
Alternative. Title
Composer Hayes, William
Key G Major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1763
First Performance. 1763
First Publication. 1765
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 3 voices

Misc. Comments

"The following alludes to a Notion receiv'd in Poland & other Countries, that some Persons, after they are dead & buried, have a Power of sucking the Blood of others till they dye; a consumptive Person is therefore said to be sucked by some Vampire: for so they call those who are supposed to have this Faculty."

Published in William Hayes's second book of 'Catches, Glees and Canons' (1765).