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Philip Hayes
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Birth: Apr., 1738
Death: Mar. 19, 1797

He was an English composer, organist and singer, and the second son of William Hayes, under whom he received his musical education. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and received the degree of BMus on 18 May 1763. He moved to London in 1765 and was appointed a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal on 30 November 1767. In 1776 he returned to Oxford as organist of New College. On the death of his father in 1777 he succeeded him as professor of music and organist of Magdalen College and the university church, and received the DMus on 6 November. To these numerous posts he added that of organist of St John's College on the death of Thomas Norris in 1790, all of which, including the Chapel Royal post, he retained until his death.Soon after his appointment to the Heather professorship he began the practice of delivering 'lectures' which took the form of specially composed odes or oratorios performed in the Music School. He was responsible for the renovation of the Music School in 1780, to which he donated a collection of musicians' portraits. In 1791 he presided over Haydn's visit to Oxford to receive an honourary DMus. As a conductor Hayes was active in Oxford and London where he directed the annual Festival of the Sons of the Clergy after the death of William Boyce and concerts of the charitable New Musical Fund.
Saint Paul's Cathedral
City of London
Greater London, England
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Record added: Feb 09, 2012
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Philip Hayes
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