1706–1777

Introduction

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Born: 1706, Han­bury, Wor­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land.

Christened: De­cem­ber 12, 1706, Han­bu­ry, Wor­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Ju­ly 27, 1777, Ox­ford, Eng­land.

Buried: St. Pe­ter-in-the-East, Ox­ford, Eng­land.

Biography

William was the son of John Hayes.

He was a cho­ris­ter at Glou­ces­ter Ca­thed­ral un­der Will­iam Hine, and or­gan­ist at St. Ma­ry’s, Shrews­bu­ry (1729–31); Wor­ces­ter Ca­thed­ral (1731–34); and Mag­da­len Col­lege, Ox­ford (1734–77).

He re­ceived his BMus de­gree in 1735, and DMus in 1749.

He served as a Pro­fess­or of Music from 1741 un­til his death.

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