The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

William Boyce


Born: February 7, 1710, London, England.

Died: February 7, 1779, Kensington, England.

Buried: St. Paulís Cathedral, London, England.

Boyce started his musical career singing in the choir at St. Paulís Cathedral. After studying under St. Paulís organist, Maurice Greene, Boyce became the organist at the Earl of Oxfordís chapel. In 1736, he became composer at the Chapel Royal, and organist at St. Michaelís, Cornhill. In 1749, he received music degrees from Oxford. Deafness forced him to retire from performing in the 1760ís, but he continued to write. He compiled a three volume Cathedral Music (1760-1773), and wrote stage works, anthems, instrumental pieces, and other music.


  1. Appleton
  2. Chapel Royal
  3. Halton Holgate
  4. Morning Hymn


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