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BOYCE: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2


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BOYCE: Symphonies Nos. 1-8, Op. 2

William Boyce was among the most important English composers of the late Baroque period, 25 years younger than Handel, whom he outlived by twenty years. Boyce’s Eight Symphonies are the best known and most recorded of all his works. Adapted in the main from the instrumental movements of his numerous odes and theatrical works, the Symphonies combine the French overture and Italian sinfonia styles, displaying tuneful, engaging melodies and sprightly rhythms.

Boyce, William

  Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 2
1.   I. Allegro 00:02:58
2.   II. Moderato e dolce 00:02:35
3.   III. Allegro 00:02:04
  Symphony No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2
4.   I. Allegro assai 00:03:22
5.   II. Vivace 00:01:04
6.   III. Presto Allegro 00:01:27
  Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2
7.   I. Allegro 00:02:37
8.   II. Vivace 00:01:52
9.   III. Tempo di Menuetto 00:01:27
  Symphony No. 4 in F Major, Op. 2
10.   I. Allegro 00:03:32
11.   II. Vivace ma non troppo 00:01:40
12.   III. Gavot Allegro 00:02:12
  Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 2
13.   I. Allegro ma non troppo - Allegro assai 00:04:00
14.   II. Tempo di Gavotta 00:01:39
15.   III. Tempo di Minuetto 00:01:42
  Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 2
16.   I. Largo - Allegro 00:04:21
17.   II. Larghetto 00:03:13
  Symphony No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 2
18.   I. Andante - Spirituoso 00:04:08
19.   II. Moderato 00:03:01
20.   III. Jigg (Allegro assai) 00:02:00
  Symphony No. 8 in D Minor, Op. 2
21.   I. Pomposo - Allegro 00:04:59
22.   II. Largo Andante 00:04:05
23.   III. Tempo di Gavotta 00:04:05

Total Playing Time: 01:04:03

Boyce, William

Mallon, Kevin

Aradia Ensemble

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.557278

Barcode: 747313227822

Physical Release: 05/2005

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