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William Boyce

1711-1779 GB, London
Composer of Classical

William Boyce (baptized 11 September 1711 – 7 February 1779) is widely regarded as one of the most important English-born composers of the 18th century. Boyce is best known for his set of eight symphonies, his anthems and his odes. He also wrote the masque "Peleus and Thetis" and songs for John Dryden's "Secular Masque", incidental music for William Shakespeare's "The Tempest", "Cymbeline", "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Winter's Tale", and a quantity of chamber music including a set of twelve trio sonatas. He also composed the British and Canadian Naval March "Heart of Oak".

     
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Symphony No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, "Birthday Ode": II. Vivace on Boyce: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2 by William Boyce
Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, "The Chaplet": II. Vivace on Boyce: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2 by William Boyce
Symphony No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, "Birthday Ode": III. Presto Allegro on Boyce: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2 by William Boyce
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 2, "New Year Ode": III. Allegro on Boyce: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2 by William Boyce
Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, "The Chaplet": III. Tempo di Menuetto on Boyce: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2 by William Boyce
Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 2, "St. Cecilia's Day Ode": III. Tempo di Minuetto on Boyce: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2 by William Boyce
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 2, "New Year Ode": I. Allegro on Boyce: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2 by William Boyce
Symphony No. 4 in F Major, Op. 2, "Shepherd's Lottery": II. Vivace ma non troppo on Boyce: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2 by William Boyce
Symphony in B-Flat Major, Op. 2 No. 1: II. Moderato e dolce on Boyce: 8 Symphonies by William Boyce, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
Symphony in D Major, Op. 2 No. 5 "St. Cecilia's Day Ode": III. Tempo di minuetto on Boyce: 8 Symphonies by William Boyce, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
8 SymphoniesWilliam Boyce, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner2017Album
English MusicThe Academy Of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Henry Purcell • Thomas Arne • William Boyce • William Byrd2015Compil.
Eight Symphonies, Op. 2William Boyce - Aradia Ensemble, Kevin Mallon2005Album
Musica Del Tardo Barocco IngleseWilliam Boyce, Thomas Arne, The New College Oxford Choir, Hanover Band, Graham Lea-Cox2001Compil.
Ode For St Cecilia's DayWilliam Boyce - Patrick Burrowes · William Purefoy · Andrew Watts · Richard Edgar-Wilson · Michael George · The New College Oxford Choir, Hanover Band · Graham Lea-Cox2000Album
Complete Trio SonatasWilliam Boyce - Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage1999Album
Die OrgelJohann Sebastian Bach • Georg Friedrich Händel • Camille Saint-Saëns • Joseph Haydn • Christian Gottlob Neefe • Josef Rheinberger • Anonymous • Maurice Greene / William Boyce • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach1999Compil.
Music For St Paul'sGeorg Friedrich Händel / John Blow / William Boyce - St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, The Parley Of Instruments, John Scott1998Album
SymphoniesWilliam Boyce, The London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople1996Album
Adagio / Canon / Arrival Of The Queen Of ShebaTomaso Albinoni, Johann Pachelbel, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Sebastian Bach, William Boyce, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Henry Purcell, Domenico Zipoli, Consort Of London, Robert Haydon Clark1995Album
The Eight SymphoniesWilliam Boyce • Zagrebački Solisti • Antonio Janigro1994Album
The Eight SymphoniesWilliam Boyce, English String Orchestra, William Boughton1994Album
Symphonies, Op. 2William Boyce, The Academy Of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood1993Album
Composers From EnglandWilliam Boyce, Sir Edward Elgar, Henry Purcell1993Compil.
Baroque ConcertWilliam Boyce, Georg Friedrich Händel, Arcangelo Corelli, Marc Antoine Charpentier, Alessandro Marcello, Francesco Manfredini / Virtuosi Di Praga, Barbara Tillmann, Chantal Wuhrmann1993Album
The 3 Concerti Grossi / Overtures 10 - 12William Boyce / Cantilena, Adrian Shepherd1992Album
A Vauxhall Gardens EntertainmentCarl Friedrich Abel, Georg Friedrich Händel, Thomas Arne, William Boyce, Charles Medlam, London Baroque, Emma Kirkby, Hiro Kurosaki, Nicholas Parle, Richard Gwilt1989Album
8 SymphoniesWilliam Boyce – English Concert, Trevor Pinnock1987Album
Music For Three GuitarsThe de Falla Trio, Isaac Albéniz, William Boyce, Padre Antonio Soler, Manuel De Falla, Chick Corea1986Album
The Rococo StyleCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach, William Boyce, Thomas Arne, Johann Christian Bach, Anton Stamitz, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Luigi Boccherini1985Album
Sonate "La Sultane" / Sonate À La Marésienne / Concert In G / Klavecimbelconcert In G / Symfonie In BesFrançois Couperin, Marin Marais, Musica Antiqua Köln, John Stanley, Thomas Arne, William Boyce, English Concert1984Album
The Eight SymphoniesBournemouth Sinfonietta, Ronald Thomas, William Boyce1983Album
The Twelve Overtures (First Complete Recording)William Boyce, Cantilena, Adrian Shepherd1981Album
Airs Baroques - Airs AnglaisDieterich Buxtehude, Georg Friedrich Händel, Bonifatio Gratiani, William Boyce, Thomas Morley, Henry Purcell1981Album
Choral MusicWilliam Boyce Performed By Choir Of Worcester Cathedral, The Academy of Worcester Cathedral Directed By Donald Hunt1979Album
The Art Of The English Chamber OrchestraEnglish Chamber Orchestra, José-Luis Garcia - William Boyce / Ralph Vaughan Williams / Frederick Delius / Henry Purcell / Georg Friedrich Händel / Sir Edward Elgar / Peter Warlock / Antonio Vivaldi1979Album
The Three Concerti Grossi / Overture In F MajorWilliam Boyce, Cantilena, Adrian Shepherd1979Album
William Boyce, The Eight SymphoniesWilliam Boyce With Bournemouth Sinfonietta1979Album
Symphonies I-VIIIWilliam Boyce - Sir Neville Marriner, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields1978Album
The Baroque Concerto In EnglandAnonymous, William Boyce And Robert Woodcock - The Thames Chamber Orchestra Conducted By Michael Dobson With Neil Black And William Bennett1976Album
Music For The VyneThe King's Musick, Henry VIII, Thomas Ford, William Lawes, Luis De Milán, Thomas Arne, William Boyce, Henry Purcell1976Album
The Eight SymphoniesWilliam Boyce, Menuhin Festival Orchestra1973Album
L'Orgue AnglaisThomas Tallis / Orlando Gibbons / John Bull / Matthew Locke / John Blow / Henry Purcell / John Stanley / Thomas Arne / William Boyce / Thomas Thorley / John Travers / John Bennett - Susan Landale1972Album
Robert Tear Sings Handel, Arne, Boyce, HookRobert Tear, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner - Georg Friedrich Händel, Thomas Arne, William Boyce, James Hook1970Album
Symphonies 1-8 (Complete)William Boyce ; The Zagrebački Solisti Under Antonio Janigro1969Album
The 8 SymphoniesWilliam Boyce, Württembergisches Kammerorchester, Jörg Faerber1968Album
Eight SymphoniesWilliam Boyce, Zagrebački Solisti, Antonio Janigro1965Album
Virgil FoxJohann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, William Boyce, Henri Mulet, Henry Purcell, Charles-Marie Widor - Virgil Fox1959Album
Symphonies, Vol. IWilliam Boyce1957Album
Symphony No. 1 In B Flat - Symphonie No. 5 IN D - Trio Sonata No 12 In G - The Shepherds' LotteryWilliam Boyce1951Album
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring / GavotteJohann Sebastian Bach, William Boyce, Irene Scharrer1928Album
Six OverturesWilliam Boyce - Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux Conducted By Anthony LewisAlbum
Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 / 3 Symphonies In 8 PartsThomas Arne / William BoyceCompil.
Solomon - A SerenataWilliam Boyce, Bronwen Mills, Howard Crook, The Parley Of Instruments, Roy GoodmanAlbum
Enrico Albicastro: / William Boyce: Concerti GrossiEnrico Albicastro, William Boyce, Denis Stevens, Accademia MonteverdianaAlbum
The Symphonies Of William BoyceWilliam Boyce With The Zimbler SinfoniettaAlbum
Haydn Jeugd StrijkorkestHaydn Jeugd Strijkorkest - William Boyce, Joseph Haydn, Anton Webern, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Leoš Janáček, John WilliamsAlbum
Trio SonatasWilliam Boyce, Malcolm Latchem, John Brown, Jane RyanAlbum
Musique RoyaleGeorg Friedrich Händel - Henry Purcell - Christoph Willibald Gluck - William Boyce / The London Festival Symphony Orchestra, Thomas GreeneAlbum
Boyce: Shepherd's Lottery, Symphony No. 1 And 5; Rameau: Suite For StringsWilliam Boyce, Jean-Philippe RameauAlbum
Boyce Symphonies (Complete) Vol. One – Nos. 1, 4, 6, 8William Boyce, London Baroque Ensemble, Karl HaasAlbum
Trio SonatasWilliam Boyce, Malcolm Latchem, John Brown, Jane Ryan, David LumsdenAlbum
Six OverturesWilliam Boyce - Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux Conducted By Anthony LewisAlbum
English Baroque Music Of The Handel EraFrancesco Geminiani, Thomas Arne, William BoyceAlbum
Boyce Symphonies (Complete) Vol. IIWilliam Boyce, London Baroque Ensemble, Karl HaasAlbum
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