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An anthem ('The King shall rejoice') by Dr. W. Boyce


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An anthem ('The King shall rejoice') by Dr. W. Boyce: 'this anthem was performed at St. Paul's, for the first time, on April 22d 1766': the beginning and end are however almost identical with nos. 26685-7, as Mr. Hake has pointed out in his Catalogue. No. 26691 contains the score, no. 26692 twenty-seven vocal parts and an organ part, and no. 26693 thirty-two instrumental pieces.


  • Creation: Written in 1766


0.33 Linear metres (3 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. Sch. C. 119a, fols. 1-2]

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MSS. Mus. Sch. C. 119a-c

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20914


An anthem ('The King shall rejoice') by Dr. W. Boyce.

Biographical / Historical

William Boyce (1711-1779) composer, organist and editor. See the Grove Music Online for further details.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 26691-26693

Hake catalogue (c.1855) no. 188

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An anthem ('The King shall rejoice') by Dr. W. Boyce
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