An Edition of Verse and Solo Anthems by William Boyce Page: IV
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The towering genius of George Frederick Handel casts a
shadow over the achievements of all English composers writing
in the eighteenth century, However, this should not dim the
appreciation of William Boyce,a contemporary English musician
who, by means of his talent and influence, earned a niche in
musical history as a prime composer of the land,
Lacking the external virtuoso characteristics of the
mature Baroque, Boyce's church music is distinctly unlike
that of his contemporaries. Boyce appeared concerned with
a direct setting of text, resulting in a sincere, simple
It is hoped that the present edition of verse and solo
anthems will aid in bringing to light a musical figure long
overlooked and provide useful, relevant music for the twen-
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Fansler, Terry L. An Edition of Verse and Solo Anthems by William Boyce, thesis, August 1975; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663003/m1/3/: accessed January 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .