Alfred Ernest Floyd was born in Aston, Birmingham in 1877 and after attaining a Doctorate of Music and work in the UK came to Australia in 1915 to take up the position of organist and Choir Director at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne a position he held for 32 years.
Two Airs from ‘Bonduca” by Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695).
This was Purcell’s last major work written in 1695.
Listen to 26 glorious minutes of Bonduca here with Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEzWUlksK-I
No details of when these airs were arranged, they may have been student works so I’ve played them on the St Anne’s organ which is only a few Kms from where Floyd was born.