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
Alternative. Title
Composer Hayes, William
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWH 15
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 song
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, continuo

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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).