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William Hayes's Fall of Jericho

William Hayes's oratorio, The Fall of Jericho, was all but forgotten until a recent new performing edition. Lucie Skeaping talks to Simon Heighes about the piece and its composer.

18th-century composer William Hayes' oratorio “The Fall of Jericho” was all but forgotten until it was rediscovered fairly recently and a new performing edition made. Hayes was born and grew up in Gloucester and was a well-respected composer in his day. He helped to set up the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, and his music was often performed there to sell-out crowds. Sadly, he's now virtually unheard of. Lucie Skeaping talks to Hayes fan Simon Heighes about the piece and its composer.

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  • William Hayes

    The Fall of Jericho

    Singer: Channa Malkin. Singer: Minho Jeong. Singer: Andreas Wolf. Singer: Zachary Wilder. Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam. Director: Alexander Weimann.
  • William Hayes

    O be joyful in God, all ye lands

    Performer: Edward Higginbottom. Choir: Choir of Keble College, Oxford. Ensemble: Instruments of Time and Truth. Director: Matthew Martin.
    • CRD.

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