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William Boyce

William Boyce (baptised 11 September 1711 – 7 February 1779) was an English composer and organist. Like Beethoven later on, he became deaf but continued to compose. He knew Handel, Arne, Gluck, Bach, Abel, and a very young Mozart, all of whom respected his work.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 11, 1711 (London), Died February 7, 1779 (Kensington)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1914

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-10248 10-in. 5/2/1911 The Lord's Prayer Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone ak18273e 10-in. 9/25/1914 Hearts of oak Cecilian Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boyce, William," accessed May 22, 2024,

Boyce, William. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 22, 2024, from

"Boyce, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 May 2024.

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