Oxford: Henry Hardy, 1790. First Edition. Rare. BUC p. 473. RISM H4849 (1 copy only in the U.S., at the Newberry Library). COPAC (4 copies only in the U.K.). "As a conductor Hayes was active in Oxford and London where he directed the annual Festival of the Sons of the Clergy after the death of William Boyce and concerts of the charitable New Musical Fund... As a composer Hayes's natural language was a mixture of galant and early classical idioms allied with a characteristically English preference for simple, symmetrically phrased melodies and an assured technique founded upon a thorough acquaintance with the works of Handel." Peter Ward Jones and Simon Heighes in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Quarter dark brown calf with marbled boards, paper label to upper and spine titled in manuscript.1f. (recto title, verso blank),  (Index), 2-83 pp. Engraved throughout. Contains the following anthems for solo, 2, 3, and 4 voices:Behold O God; O how amiable; The Lord descended; The Heathen make; Rejoice in the Lord; The Lord is my Shepherd; O Lord our Governor; and Blessed is He. Spine slightly worn and cracked. Browned; several outer edges, including title, guarded. Small ownership markings to upper outer corner of front pastedown.
(Inventory #: 29782)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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