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The World's Greatest Music
Alan Titchmarsh is a huge fan of British music and every Saturday morning at 10.30, he shares a piece of music associated with a British composer or place. Is there a piece connected with where you live or somewhere you like to visit? You can request your British Discovery using the form below.
Boyce was one of the most important English composers of the Baroque period, appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1755 and organist at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace (pictured). His tuneful and rhythmic eight symphonies are the best known of all his works. The Symphony No. 1 in B flat major is derived from the overture to the New Year’s Ode, ‘Hail, hail, auspicious day’, written to welcome in 1756.
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