Hayes, Philip

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Hayes, Philip

Hayes, Philip, English organist and composer, son of William Hayes; b. Oxford (baptized), April 17, 1738; d. London, March 19, 1797. He studied mainly with his father, and also received a Mus.B. from Oxford (May 18, 1763). He became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1767, organist of New Coll., Oxford in 1776, and succeeded his father as organist of Magdalen Coll. and prof, of music at the univ. in 1777, the same year he received his Mus.D. He also became organist of St. John’s Coll. (1790). He ed. Harmonia Wiccamica (London, 1780).


Oratorio, Prophecy (Oxford, 1781); masque, Telemachus; odes; anthems; services; Psalms; glees; 6 concertos for Organ, Harpsichord, or Piano (1769); also some numbers in Dibdin’s The 2 Misers and Arnold’s 2 to 1.


S. Heighes, The Lives and Works of William and P. H. (N.Y., 1995).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire