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.