William Boyce

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... read moreWilliam Boyce (1711-1779) was England's most significant native-born composer in the eighteenth century, alongside Thomas Arne, though he was still strongly influenced by his older contemporary, Handel. Best remembered for his Eight Symphonies, Opus 2, Boyce can be seen as an early figure in the...

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William Boyce
Sarabande
3:19
William Boyce
Badinerie
1:10
William Boyce
Boyce, Voluntary No. 1 In D
4:20
William Boyce
Giga
2:32
William Boyce
Symphony No. 5 In D Major: Tempo Di Gavotta
1:37

Biography

Country Of origin: England

A British composer of instrumental and sacred vocal works and one of the early symphonists. Boyce was the son of a London cabinetmaker. He became hard-of-hearing at an early age but nevertheless attained popular success, writing joyous and lyrical music of classic design, like the collection of overtures and his eight symphonies rediscovered in the 1930s by Constant Lambert. ~ Blue Gene Tyranny~ Rovi