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William Hayes: Ode, 'The Passions'

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MS. Mus. d. 178

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'The Passions', secular ode for SATB soli, SATB choir and orchestra by William Hayes; words by William Collins. This ode is listed as (W)5:004 in Simon Heighes, The lives and works of William and Philip Hayes (New York: Garland Publishing, 1995).

Autograph fair copy of score with the composer's 'last Corrections & Alterations' (see note by O[sborne] W[ight] on fol. 2a. Copy used by the publisher Henry Hardy, some of whose calculations are in pencil on the score. First published, Oxford: H. Hardy, [c 1800].


  • Creation: [1750]


125 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. d. 178, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Mus. d. 178

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10145


Autograph fair copy of 'The Passions', secular ode by William Hayes, [1750].

Biographical / Historical

William Hayes (1708-1777) was a composer and Professor of Music at Oxford. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Custodial History

Owned by Gilbert Heathcote (see note inside front cover) and then by J.S. Bumpus, who gave it to Alexander Meyrick Broadley, a descendant of W. Hayes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Lieut. Col. W.E. Moss, 1928.

'The Passions', ode by William Hayes
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom