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Voluntary in C, William Boyce

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Uploaded by: FredM (02/04/23)
Composer: Boyce, William
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Bückeburg, Janke Organ
Software: Hauptwerk V
Genre: Baroque
William's legacy:
Boyce was largely forgotten after his death and he remains a little-performed composer today, although a number of his pieces were rediscovered in the 1930s and Constant Lambert edited and sometimes conducted his works. Lambert had already launched the early stages of the modern Boyce revival in 1928, when he published the first modern edition of the Eight Symphonies (Bartlett and Bruce 2001). The great exception to this neglect was his church music, which was edited after his death by Philip Hayes and published in two large volumes, Fifteen Anthems by Dr Boyce in 1780 and A Collection of Anthems and a Short Service in 1790 (Bartlett 2003, 54).

Church choral music saw a revival in the 1830s and 1840s, under the influences of the Tractarians, the Cambridge Camden Society, and the financial changes carried out under the "Dean and Chapter Act" (the Ecclesiastical Commissioners Act 1840).[7][8] A new edition of Boyce's works as Cathedral Music, edited by Joseph Warren, appeared in 1849.[9]

The first movement (Allegro) of Boyce's Symphony No. 1 in B-flat was the first piece of music played during the procession of the bride and bridegroom at the conclusion of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.[10]

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Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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