Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sunday morning music

Let's have a change of pace this morning, to a bygone age.

English composer and organist William Boyce was Master of the King's Musick from 1756 until his death in 1779.  He wrote eight symphonies, plus many other works.  Here's his Symphony No. 1, a pleasant, easy-listening short late baroque/early classical piece.

All eight of his symphonies may be heard on YouTube.  They're typical of English music of the period.  I don't find them particularly outstanding, but they're pleasant background listening, and easy on the ear - which is probably exactly what the Master of the King's Musick was supposed to compose.



Troy Jones III said...

Baroque music was the best. It's all been downhill since then.

Philip Sells said...

That was quite brief.